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.
Hope Valley was Durham’s first full-fledged country club suburb, developed around an 18-hole golf course in the late 1920s. Traces of the farms that occupied the land in the 19th Century remain around the historic suburban landscape created by renowned landscape architect Robert Cridland. Mebane & Sharpe, Inc. developed Hope Valley to attract the newly successful the successful young professionals who were thriving in Durham’s tobacco, textile, and health care industries, as well as faculty from the then-new Duke University and the rapidly expanding UNC.
Donald Ross designed the golf course
Hope Valley was Durham’s first full-fledged country club suburb, developed around an 18-hole golf course in the late 1920s Traces of the farms that occupied the land in the 19th Century remain around the suburban landscape developed by the Mebane Company to attract the newly successful young professionals that were thriving with Durham’s tobacco, textile, and health care industries. The golf course was designed to allow the most houses facing it, and the Norman Provincial style clubhouse was designed by Milburn and Heister. The early homes in Hope Valley are
Preservation Durham members and friends gathered on Saturday, May 1, 2010, for the 14th Annual Old Durham Tour in Hope Valley. Read more about Hope Valley on our Historic Neighborhoods pages! We first explored this beautiful historic neighborhood in 2002, and it proved to be one of our most popular tours! In December 2009, Hope Valley was named a National Historic District, and the tour included some of the homes that were listed as contributing properties. Tourgoers enjoy Preservation Durham’s annual tour at their own pace, exploring year by year