Whoever purchases 118 S. Driver is moving into a great neighborhood.
Yes, the secret is out.
Just 2+ years ago, back in 2012, I had to really talk East Durham up to people who were looking to buy. Now I have people coming to me saying, “We’re looking to buy a bungalow in East Durham”. That’s a huge change.
Part of its appeal is that it’s one of the few places in Durham where you can still buy a house for under $100,000 (though even that is becoming difficult). For cost conscious buyers who are willing to put in
Little Five Points
Intersection of North Mangum, Corporation, and Cleveland Streets
Street in 1926. Named for Dr. Samuel Dace McPherson, the 24-bed hospital was a pioneer in eye, ear, nose and throat care here before moving in 2005 to a new building on N. Roxboro Road. This building is currently owned by Concord Hospitality Enterprises Corporation, who plan to expand and convert the building for hotel use pending additional funding. In 2008, 1940s and 1960s additions to the hospital were removed, leaving the historic 1926 portion of the building exposed to the elements.
What’s Needed: Immediate protection for the exposed portions of the building to prevent further decay. Full restoration and use that would create positive activity along the street and provide a
See the completed renovation! Friday, Feb 20, 2015, 4:00-6:00 pm
118 S Driver Street is a classic tri-gable house in East Durham. In 2013, Preservation Durham invested the proceeds of a grant from the 1772 Foundation in the rehabilitation of this property with Renovision Properties. In 2014 the house was completely renovated and marked the beginning of a reinvigorated Endangered Properties Program.
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 the historic streets where trolleys once ran between rows of pyramidal cottages, cozy bungalows, and gable-and-wing houses – homes which are historically and architecturally distinct from the mill villages to the south and west. The Durham Land and Security Company, formed in 1886 by banker Eugene Morehead, attorney W.W. Fuller, Robert I. Rogers, owner of the Durham Marble and Brownstone Works, and Dr. John L. Watkins, a leaf tobacco dealer, platted and sold the majority of the lots in the district. The Kirkland Brothers developed the area from Liberty Street to Holloway Street in the
A charming, already renovated home in revitalizing East Durham.
213 S. Driver Street, Durham NC 27703
1,300 square feet approx.
3 bedrooms / 2 baths
This 1910s tri-gable has been renovated by Project RED, a partnership of Preservation North Carolina and Preservation Durham. It is being offered for sale as a single-family residence. Find more information here.
Maureen Joy School
Thursday, November 14, 2013
117 S Driver Street
Join Preservation Durham and Self-Help Credit Union for a tour of the newly renovated Maureen Joy Charter School, formerly the YE Smith School. Unlike our other tours, this event is open to the public. We will be requesting a $5 donation to the Maureen Joy library.