11/24/11 119 W, 1 I - + 7 - 4 Old Sections of Leesville Road

Last night's house fire at 10700 Leesville Road-- Durham Highway, Raleigh, Falls, Bay Leaf, and Bethesda fire departments-- included an interesting water point, a hydrant located in the front yard of the 7,000+ square-foot structure. How'd that hydrant get there? Most likely, it's a leftover from when that section of Leesville Road was located east of its present location. Below is an annotated Google Maps, with information drawn from historic aerial photos available on the Wake County IMAPS site. When Interstate 540 was built, Leesville Road was straightened. The 10000 block was relocated a number of yards west. What other changes to both the roadway and the community do readers recall? Click once or twice to enlarge:

December 7th there is a community forum about the future of Leesville Rd. By Spring of 2014 – 4 lanes from I-540 until it meets Harrington Grove.
A.S. Meier - 11/24/11 - 19:45

Have looked at the history of Leesville Rd. before on the web. It’s claim parts of Leadmine Rd. and Town & Country ( http://www.wakecountyroads.com/nwc/leesv.. ) I spent a few years commuting to Morrisville pre-540, knowing the various routes using Leesville were important especially if there was bad accident (Lumley to Westgate to LV; ACC blvd. to Shady Grove Rd. to LV; Page to 70 to LV)
Phill (Email) - 11/25/11 - 00:49

Thanks Phil! That makes me think of a 1950 Sanborn Map except showing old Station 6, http://raleighfirehistory.org/photos/san..

Oberlin Road past Fairview Road was named Leesville!
Legeros - 11/25/11 - 07:36

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