Director’s Corner

Comments from Ben Filippo, Executive Director of Preservation Durham, the PD Board, and the broader preservation community.


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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


204 E Trinity Ave, 1981. (photo courtesy of Open 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


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

Meet our new Executive Director



Hollow Rock Store, circa 1972. (photo courtesy of Open Durham)
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


1978 Courthouse (courtesy of Open Durham)
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


William Muse House, 2308 W. Club Blvd. (photo courtesy of Open Durham)
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



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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


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  Thank you all so much for joining us last Friday night at Morgan Imports.  It was a wonderful event with lots of food, music, […]

Fall Fundraiser Sneak Peek!


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Keep It Real: Durham’s Historic Preservation Needs Community Needs Assessment 2015 Preservation Durham In the spring and summer of 2015, Preservation Durham conducted a community […]

Durham’s Historic Preservation Needs