Description: Biltmore Hotel on Pettigrew Street, 1960s. The Biltmore Hotel put Durham on the map as one of the few places between Washington, DC, and Atlanta, GA, where black peple could stay overnight. Many notable artists, celebrities, and wealthy people stayed at the Biltmore during the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. Next door, Garrett's Biltmore Drugs was owned by Dr. Garrett, a licensed pharmacist. This area of Hayti was known as "Mexico" and was demolished by urban renewal in the 1960s and '70s.
Subjects: Durham (N.C.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works; Pettigrew Street (Durham, N.C.); Biltmore Hotel (Durham, N.C.); African Americans--North Carolina--Durham--History; Hotels -- North Carolina -- Durham -- 20th century; Pharmacies; Drug stores.