The Fendol Bevers Farm, straddling Leesville Road near Briar Creek, is a remarkable early farmstead that dates to about 1850. Preservation Durham listed the property on our Places in Peril List in 2012. Click here for more information on that listing.
The acreage surrounding the house was purchased by a suburban home developer in 2012. In 2013, their permit process triggered Federal review of historic resources on the property. This process identified the Fendol Bevers Farmstead as an historic resource, and Preservation Durham was included as a consulting party in the Federal Section 106 process.
As part of this process, Preservation Durham was given one year to find someone interested in acquiring, moving, and renovating the house.
We had many folks who were interested, but