Yesterday, we featured the Jefferson Standard Building from Festival Park. Today, we are a little bit more to the east on Homeland Avenue just off of Murrow Boulevard. If is a part of town near NC A&T, between downtown and the Aycock Historic District. It was a blustery Sunday afternoon this past weekend, and many of the families on this street had their laundry out to dry.
The vantage point shows you how quickly downtown turns to neighborhoods. Children were out riding their bikes, men were out washing their cars, and more people than usual were driving by due to a Sunday event at the Yanceyville Curb Market. Clothesline attract a range of folks, from those who have no other option to those who air dry their clothing to use wind energy as opposed to electricity.
As we look at this photo, we're left wondering how this sleepy little street got its name: Homeland Avenue. Does anybody know?