The Preservation Durham Board of Directors is pleased to announce that April Johnson has been hired as Preservation Durham's new Executive Director. April comes to us with non-profit experience in historic preservation. Her work involves previous work with Preservation Durham, identifying and documenting overlooked African-American historic resources. She also has urban planning experience working as a historic preservation planner with other municipalities.Continue reading
The Home Security Life Insurance building -- most recently the Durham Police Department headquarters -- is approaching a crossroads.
In the fall of 2018, the police department will move to a new headquarters now under construction on East Main Street. At that point, the city will no longer have a use for the old headquarters at 505 W. Chapel Hill St.
Preservation Durham appreciates the city’s efforts to solicit a wide range of opinions and to invest considerable staff time in Continue reading
PRESERVATION DURHAM'S OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE OLD WEST DURHAM NEIGHBORHOOD PROTECTION OVERLAY ISSUE
Old West Durham, one of the earliest neighborhoods in this city, is rich with reminders of our history and, thus, of significant interest to Preservation Durham. Part of the area included in this Neighborhood Protection Overlay lies in a National Register Historic District, and many houses in the neighborhood are physical reminders of the “mill village” that was so important in Durham’s early industrial boom. Quoting from Jean Anderson’s history of Durham, “the mill homes were, ‘clean, Continue reading
NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND RESTATEMENT OF BYLAWS
The following information serves to provide official notice to the members (hereinafter, “Members”) that an amendment and restatement of the Bylaws (hereinafter, “Bylaws”) of The Historic Preservation Society of Durham, Inc. (hereinafter, “Preservation Durham”) has been proposed (hereinafter, the “Bylaw Amendment”).
The Bylaw Amendment is a complete restatement and replacement of Preservation Durham's current bylaws. Preservation Durham's current bylaws are out-of-date with North Carolina's non-profit statute and do not embody best governance practices. The Bylaw Amendment seeks to ensure compliance with state Continue reading