Backstage at the Carolina Theater
December 9, 2013
309 W Morgan Street
Join Preservation Durham for a special members-only backstage tour of the Carolina Theater. We’ll show you parts of the Carolina that the public never gets to see! Tours leave on the half hour.
Maureen Joy School
Thursday, November 14, 2013
117 S Driver Street
Join Preservation Durham and Self-Help Credit Union for a tour of the newly renovated Maureen Joy Charter School, formerly the YE Smith School. Unlike our other tours, this event is open to the public. We will be requesting a $5 donation to the Maureen Joy library.
Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
300 E. Main St.
Designed by Milburn & Heister as a Freemasons Lodge in 1924, the building was acquired by Durham County during the Great Depression and housed the Public Health Department until it was shuttered in 1992. It was included on our Places in Peril list in 2011. The ground floor has recently been renovated for use as an event space. We will tour the new renovations as well as the un-renovated, AMAZING spaces on the second and third floors.
This is a unique opportunity to get inside a building that has been closed to the public for over 20 years! Tours will run on the half hour. Click here or call 919-682-3036 to sign up. Space is limited, so reserve your
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Duke’s East Campus (park on Markham or Buchanan)
Join us for a tour of the multi-million dollar renovation of Baldwin Auditorium, before it is dedicated in the fall.
Tours will run on the half hour. Click here or call 919-682-3036 to sign up. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Corner of Rigsbee Ave and W Geer St (old 7-Up Bottling Plant)
Come out for a tour one of Durham’s newest eateries under construction and sample some fantastic BBQ!
Tours will run on the half hour. Call (919-682-3036) or email to reserve your time slot. Space is limited.
The Hill Building
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The 1937 Hill Building is an iconic piece of Art Deco architecture in Downtown Durham. This is your one chance to see the building before it is renovated!
Designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon (who also designed the Empire State Building in NYC and the RJ Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem), it has all the hallmarks of the sleek, modern style of the time. The Durham Loan & Trust Company, later Central Carolina Bank, was the primary tenant, with the department store Ellis-Stone on the ground floor. More info about the building is available on Open Durham.
Today the building is owned by Sun Trust bank and is largely vacant. It has been acquired by 21c Museum Hotel of Louisville,
Sneak Peak: the Five Points Building
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Scott Harmon’s newest project is the rehabilitation of the Five Points building in downtown. His partners in Re:Vamp Durham (the developers) and Center Studio Architecture are in the midst of construction with a scheduled opening in July. On this hard hat tour, you will see the renovation in progress and meet some of the new tenant/owners.