Historic Durham Mural Bicycle Tour
Preservation Durham has partnered with The Nasher Museum of Duke University and the Museum of Durham History to create a bicycle tour of the historic murals of downtown Durham. Some murals that will be featured, amongst others, include:
Manbites Dog Mural
Angel of Spring Mural
The Wall of Hope Mural
The Cookery Mural
Two Way Bridges Mural
The Hayti Mural
Durham Civil Rights Mural
Trinity Design Mural
The Pauli Murray Murals
Also, the tours include a mural by Odili Donald Odita, commissioned by the Nasher Museum, at the Downtown Durham YMCA.
The tours are designed for anyone
This April, I was fortunate to travel to Cleveland, in order to shadow the Cleveland Restoration Society, and get an understanding of how they have grown the organization, and created the innovative Heritage Home Program.
Since starting as Executive Director of Cleveland Restoration Society nearly thirty years ago, Kathleen Crowther has grown the organization from one staff to a 10-plus permanent staff organization, with a rotating host of Trustees and other volunteers doing work throughout the year. The driving factor for much of this growth, was the establishment of the incredibly
I came to historic preservation in a round about way. I started my professional life as an archaeologist. I love a good puzzle, and the challenge of figuring out a long ago community from what remains in the ground was a great one. What I learned from that work was that the material we found revealed the community’s collective choices and values, not just their art, houses, or public spaces, but even the trash spoke to what they valued, and what they did not.
After a while, I got to wondering
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
Materials and Methods
Durham, North Carolina – December 1-2, 2015
The Traditional Building Conference Series delivers focused, relevant education for architects, contractors, craftspeople, designers, building owners and facilities managers in a time efficient format at beautiful historic venues.
Your Work will be better if you join us in Durham for the Traditional Building Conference.
You need new info to work on historic and traditionally inspired new buildings.
How will getting out of the office and off the job site for two days save you time and money?
Learning, Networking and Fun
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