Sneak Peak: the Five Points Building
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Scott Harmon’s newest project is the rehabilitation of the Five Points building in downtown. His partners in Re:Vamp Durham (the developers) and Center Studio Architecture are in the midst of construction with a scheduled opening in July. On this hard hat tour, you will see the renovation in progress and meet some of the new tenant/owners.
Nearly 1000 people joined Preservation Durham on Saturday, May 5, Living It Up Downtown on the 5th annual Old Durham Tour. Eclectic residences created in buildings that were once department stores, offices, and warehouses demonstrated how a good building can be useful even after it has outlived its original purpose. Nearly a dozen exciting and innovative adaptive reuses of historic Durham buildings demonstrated new ways to Live It Up Downtown! Read more about downtown on our Historic Neighborhoods pages! Tour sites included West Village, apartments in former tobacco warehouses at the corner of Duke and Main Streets; a residence in the Clements Building, once a cornerstone of the Black Wall Street on Parrish Street; and a residence at 329 W. Main Street
On Saturday May 7, 2005 the Preservation Durham Old Durham Tour highlighted recent developments in the center of the Bull City. Read more about downtown on our Historic Neighborhoods pages! The variety of building styles Downtown make Durham a unique showcase of 20th century American commercial architecture, and the Downtown Historic District has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977. At the start of the 21st century, Downtown is beginning an exciting new life as a new generation of developers see creative possibilites in beautiful old bricks and mortar. Tour headquarters was the O’Brien Building, an 1898 tobacco factory in the 600 block of Morgan Street, just across from West Village. Tour-goers could buy tickets here or exchange