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RN | Improve Energy Performance For Historic Houses

February 12, 2019
Improve Energy Performance For Historic Houses

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019 Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Chesterfield Building, 701 West Main Street, Ste. 2909 Durham Cost: Free, however, $10 or more donations are appreciated

Our Experts: Alan Spruyt and Steven Thomsen of Trinity Design Build

Renovators Network is a series of classes and workshops that cover all things historic houses including a hands-on, DIY approach for issues such as plaster repair, wood window maintenance, and historic house hunting.

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RN | Identify Problems & Finance The Rehab

January 25, 2019
Identify Potential Problem & Renovation Loans Workshop

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019 Time: 10:00-12:00 pm Location: Chesterfield Building, 701 West Main Street, Ste. 2909 Durham Cost: Free, however, $10 or more donations are appreciated

Our Experts: Charles Lee, Stephen Hren and Rafael Latimer

Renovators Network is a series of classes and workshops that cover all things historic houses including a hands-on, DIY approach for issues such as plaster repair, wood window maintenance, and historic house hunting.

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Meet our new Executive Director

July 14, 2018

The Preservation Durham Board of Directors is pleased to announce that April Johnson has been hired as Preservation Durham's new Executive Director. April comes to us with non-profit experience in historic preservation. Her work involves previous work with Preservation Durham, identifying and documenting overlooked African-American historic resources. She also has urban planning experience working as a historic preservation planner with other municipalities.

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The Case for Preserving The Home Security Life Insurance Building

April 12, 2018
As Presented by Bob Ashley, Interim Executive Director of Preservation Durham

The Home Security Life Insurance building -- most recently the Durham Police Department headquarters -- is approaching a crossroads.

In the fall of 2018, the police department will move to a new headquarters now under construction on East Main Street. At that point, the city will no longer have a use for the old headquarters at 505 W. Chapel Hill St.

Preservation Durham appreciates the city’s Continue reading

Old West Durham Neighborhood Protection Overlay – OWD NPO

March 21, 2018

PRESERVATION DURHAM'S OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE OLD WEST DURHAM NEIGHBORHOOD PROTECTION OVERLAY ISSUE

Old West Durham, one of the earliest neighborhoods in this city, is rich with reminders of our history and, thus, of significant interest to Preservation Durham. Part of the area included in this Neighborhood Protection Overlay lies in a National Register Historic District, and many houses in the neighborhood are physical reminders of the “mill village” that was so important in Continue reading

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