Director’s Corner




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 […]

The Soul of Durham



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 […]

Teardown in Old North Durham


New Executive Director The Preservation Durham Board of Directors is pleased to announce that April Johnson has been hired as Preservation Durham’s new Executive Director. […]

Meet our new Executive Director


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 […]

Help Save the Hollow Rock Store



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 […]

1978 Courthouse Under Historic Review


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 […]

Proposed Teardown to be Saved


Materials and Methods Durham, North Carolina – December 1-2, 2015   The Traditional Building Conference Series delivers focused, relevant education for architects, contractors, craftspeople, designers, […]

Traditional Building Conference in Durham