Places in Peril 2011

[toggle title=”500-600 Block of Holloway Street”] Durham’s best examples of Mid-Century Modern commercial design include the 1963 Jack Tar Motel, the 1968 Mutual Community Savings Bank, the 1960 Holiday Inn, and the 1966 North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company. Once seen as ‘futuristic’, many people now see these buildings as Read more…

Places in Peril 2012

[toggle title=”Fendol Bevers Farmstead”] 5713 Leesville Road Why it’s important: The Fendol Bevers Farm, straddling Leesville Road near Briar Creek, is a remarkable early farmstead that dates to about 1850. This early I-House has Greek Revival details, a stone foundation and chimneys, original windows with ornamented surrounds, and an intact Read more…

Places in Peril 2013

[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”Historic Gas Stations” icon=”plus-circle”] Why They’re  Important: Gas stations represent some of Durham’s most endangered but least recognized historic structures.  Pre-war gas stations (built prior to 1945) were typically made of brick.  Key examples include stations in East Durham on the corner Guthrie and Angier and another further Read more…