1978 Courthouse Under Historic Review

Why is the 1978 Courthouse Building Under Historic Review?

Durham County Courthouse (1978).  Photo Source:  opendurham.org

The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is currently grappling with the County’s proposed changes to the 1978 courthouse, located at the north east corner of Main and Mangum Streets.  Though not yet 50 years old, and therefore not “historic” per national standards, the building is within the boundaries of the downtown historic district, an area over which the HPC has approval authority.

Click here to read the Herald Sun article on the December 1st HPC hearing that discussed the project and here to read Bull City Rising’s piece on the County;s proposal.

We’ll be following up in the next few weeks with our thoughts on the proposed changes to the structure,