In October of 2012, I had the opportunity to visit the 17th floor of the Hill Building (later CCB Tower, now 21C). It was a veritable treasure trove. This space, accessed only by stairs from the 16th floor, housed one of Durham’s most prolific architecture firms, that started by Durham native, George Watts Carr, Sr., for 75 years.
I didn’t know much about Carr’s work prior to this visit, but I soon learned what an incredible mark he left upon the City. After starting his
Saturday and Sunday
April 26 – 27, 2014
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Durham’s history is closely lined to the rise and fall of the NC tobacco industry, and the massive buildings that housed this manufacture are a huge part of Durham’s unique character.