A looming teardown in Old North Durham highlights the endangered status of much of our small housing stock. The house at 204 E. Trinity Ave is a classic Victorian cottage, also called a Triple-A (for the three A-shape roof gables). This house type is perhaps the most common style in Durham and has been a stalwart of affordable housing in Durham over the years. These houses are old – many at a hundred years old or more – and relatively small. We have already lost many of these houses to
Unique Places to Save needs your help to raise $25,000 to move the Historic Hollow Rock Store to its original location near New Hope Creek off Erwin Road. Once relocated, the Hollow Rock Store will serve as a gateway to the new Hollow Rock Nature Park. The store will serve as a gathering place, information center and archaeological, historical and geological museum for the Hollow Rock area.
Originally, the Hollow Rock Store graced the banks of the New Hope Creek at Erwin Road
Why is the 1978 Courthouse Building Under Historic Review?
Durham County Courthouse (1978). Photo Source: opendurham.org
The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is currently grappling with the County’s proposed changes to the 1978 courthouse, located at the north east corner of Main and Mangum Streets. Though not yet 50 years old, and therefore not “historic” per national standards, the building is within the boundaries of the downtown historic district, an area over which the HPC has approval authority.
Click here to read the Herald Sun article on the December 1st HPC hearing that discussed the
Last May we told you about the proposed demolition of the historic Williams-Muse House at 2308 West Club Boulevard.
The 1922 house is located in the middle of the Watts-Hillandale Historic District. In 2014 the house was purchased by new owners who, after some reflection, decided that they wished to replace it rather than modify it to suit their needs. Preservation Durham opposed the idea of tearing down a contributing house in the historic district.
In May, the Durham Historic Preservation Commission approved the demolition but