Are you interested in the future of Durham? Do you want a vital, vibant downtown?
A place still full of quirky, unique buildings? A good place to walk? A place that 20 years from now still looks like the Durham you know and love?
NOW is the time to give your opinion on yet another project that can have a big impact. Please attend tomorrow evening’s meeting:
Community Visioning Session
New Police HQ on East Main Street
Thursday, April 16th, 6-8pm
Durham Convention Center
We support the City of Durham in their efforts to create a much needed 21st century downtown Police Headquarters facility. We look forward to theCommunity Visioning Session being held by General Services on Thursday evening, and encourage all who choose to live, work,
Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 6-8 pm
Durham Convention Center – 301 W. Morgan Street
The City of Durham has completed the purchase of two properties for the site of the new Durham Police Department Headquarters. Following the completion of environmental testing, the City paid $5.49 million for a 4.5 acre block on East Main Street as well as an additional $200,400 for a small parcel at the corner of Elizabeth and Hood Streets where the former Not Just Wings now sits.
To prepare for building and site design, the City’s General Services Department, which will oversee the overall construction process, is holding a Community Visioning Session to
Concord Hospitality, the developer of the new Residence Inn by Marriott being built on Main St., would like to include memories or stories from former patients, staff, or neighbors of McPherson Hospital to display in the McPherson Hospital History Room to be located in the hotel. If you are a former staff member and would like to send a photo of yourself with the years you worked at the hospital, even better. Photos will be included in a video produced for the History Room.
The hospital was such a wonderful part of Durham’s history and its story would not be complete without hearing from you.
Submit your story to:
Carl Hren, Concord Hospitality, 11410 Common Oaks Dr., Raleigh, NC 27614 or email@example.com.
The latest additions to this list are:
D.T. Sasser House (1916) – 2418 W. Club Boulevard
The Manchester (1927) – 813 Lancaster Street
John & Mary Dennis House (1921) – 1113 Iredell Street
Mary E. Carden House (1895) – 1912 Carden’s Lane
Charles & Elizabeth Faucette House (1938) – 1307 Dollar Avenue
Bass-Chick House (1922) – 917 MonmouthAvenue
Walter &Theo Whitted House (1920) – 1204 W. Markham Avenue
John Spencer Bassett House (1891) – 1017 W. Trinity Avneue
Aiken-Stallings House (1911) – 711 Watts Street
Pickard-Boone House (1922) – 1012 W. Markham Avenue
John J. & Nora Thaxton House (1909) – 212 Watts Street
Preservation Durham established the Historic Plaque Program in 2001 to encourage the preservation of Durham’s historic resources and to educate the public about the community’s heritage. A total
Pauli Murray (1910-1985) was an accomplished human rights activist, historian, attorney, poet, and teacher who believed in justice, reconciliation, and freedom. “As an American,” she wrote in 1945, “I inherit the magnificent tradition of an endless march toward freedom and toward the dignity of all mankind.”
Mentor to luminaries such as Eleanor Holmes Norton, Marion Wright Edelman, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Pauli Murray referred to this march in a Ms. Magazine interview as a relay race. Today, the goal of the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice is to nurture the next generation of Pauli Murrays — and its new home will be none other than her childhood house. Read more.