Mangum Street

the Blount Map of Durham's Station c. 1867, William Mangum is identified as owning a large tract of forest east of the Roxboro Road as well as a farm covering the area between Morris Street (originally Mangum's Lane) and Rigsbee Avenue.

Mangum Street appears, with that name and in its present location, on the 1884 Sanborn Map; its extension south of the railroad is McMannen Street and kept that name until the 1950s.

Mangum was converted to one-way, southbound traffic in January 1959; at the same time, Roxboro Street became one-way northbound. The change was an attempt to alleviate traffic congestion downtown.

Reverend John Archibald McMannenWilliam Person MangumAtlas Monroe Rigsbee
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