Preservation Durham is partnering with the Durham City/County Planning Department to update the Durham Architectural and Historic Inventory – the comprehensive catalog of historic resources in Durham. The Inventory was last compiled in 1982, and we are looking to get the public involved in updating the records and adding sites built after 1940.
We will be using Open Durham to gather the public’s stories and photos about Durham’s historic places. Join us for this free, drop-in workshop to learn about the Inventory update and how to use Open Durham to share your story.
Why Should I Get Involved?
- Residents have the unique opportunity to help document their neighborhoods and their property’s history.
- This community-led effort will help us record the physical history of structures as well as the stories tied to these places in our community.
- The information collected for the survey will help guide Durham in determining how and what to preserve of its physical and social history.
- The Architectural Survey is a portrait of Durham’s built environment. It reflects the changes to the landscape over time, and helps us all understand better our sense of place.
- This partnership will be innovative by leveraging the open-source online resource, Open Durham, so that all citizens can actively participate in the process, by uploading smartphone images, histories, recordings, and more, as they relate to buildings, homes, and places they are connected to, or see every day!