Durham has 15 historic neighborhoods that are listed as National Register Historic Districts. More information about each neighborhood is below. Click the map at right to see their locations.
More information about how historic structures are listed can be found here.
Tax credits for historic preservation are available for National Register-listed properties. More information can be found here.
The historic Burch Avenue neighborhood sits between the Durham Freeway and Chapel Hill Street, just north of Morehead Hill. Developed gradually between the turn of the ...Read More
The historic Cleveland-Holloway neighborhood sits immediately east of downtown Durham, along Holloway Street and northwards. Holloway and Cleveland Streets, which border the neighborhood, were originally ...Read More
In the guidebook for Preservation Durham’s 2001 tour Living it up Downtown, Tom Miller wrote, “It is not premature to declare that downtown Durham has been ...Read More
The Development of Duke Park The Duke Park neighborhood is named for Brodie Duke, the original landowner. Brodie was the eldest son of Washington Duke, ...Read More
East Durham grew up around the old Durham Cotton Manufacturing Company, founded by Julian S. Carr. Today, giant, leafy trees act as a canopy over ...Read More
The Fayetteville Street neighborhood was once one of the most popular neighborhoods in Southeast Durham, and the home of many African-American professionals, businessmen, and professors ...Read More
Construction of suburban villas came to an abrupt halt, however, when New Hope Realty went out of business after the stock market crash of 1929, ...Read More
The third area is a small neighborhood commercial district in the long, 900 block of E. Main Street that marks the Golden Belt Historic District's ...Read More
Hope Valley was Durham's first full-fledged country club suburb, developed around an 18-hole golf course in the late 1920s. Traces of the farms that occupied ...Read More
Historic Morehead Hill was home to many of Durham's early industrialists. In the 1880s, Eugene Morehead, L. A. Carr, George W. Watts, and George Lyon ...Read More
North Durham began to develop after the street car line expanded north from downtown in 1901. What had been remote farmland soon developed into a ...Read More
When merchants moved to Ninth Street, the commercial heart of West Durham, they created a business district that still thrives today, and is home to ...Read More
The Trinity Park and Trinity Heights neighborhoods (recorded collectively as the Trinity Historic District) were platted at the turn of the century and experienced rapid ...Read More
Tuscaloosa-Lakewood is a historic neighborhood comprised of approximately 550 homes built in three phases and roughly bounded by Chapel Hill Road, Lakewood Avenue, James Street, and ...Read More
The historic Watts Hospital-Hillandale neighborhood is centered on tree-shaded West Club Boulevard, anchored by the Durham Water Works on the west, and the former Watts ...Read More