Help Save the Hollow Rock Store

Hollow Rock Store, circa 1972. (photo courtesy of Open Durham)

Unique Places to Save needs your help to raise $25,000 to move the Historic Hollow Rock Store to its original location near New Hope Creek off Erwin Road.  Once relocated, the Hollow Rock Store will serve as a gateway to the new Hollow Rock Nature Park.  The store will serve as a gathering place, information center and archaeological, historical and geological museum for the Hollow Rock area.

Originally, the Hollow Rock Store graced the banks of the New Hope Creek at Erwin Road from about 1930 until 1999. It had two incarnations. The first store, shown in the above 1972 photograph, was built and owned by John Ransom Whitfield. John Brown rented