Links of Interest

  Links to Durham’s local historic resources, other local preservation groups, historic neighborhood associations, historic sites, and related organizations. Data Sources Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau Downtown Historic Preservation Plan (PDF) Durham Historic Resources map (PDF) Durham County Historic Architecture Inventory (PDFs): Table of Contents, Lake Michie Quadrant, Rougemont Quadrant, Northwest Quadrant, Northeast Quadrant (mislabeled), Southwest Quadrant, Southeast Quadrant, Appendix Historic Districts and Overlays in Read more…

Historic Tax Credits

Whether you are renovating your own historic home – or rehabilitating an historic building for a commercial purpose – a variety of Federal and state tax credit are available to support preservation efforts. Since 1976, these incentives have spurred over $1 billion of investment in historic properties in the state of North Carolina. (more…)

Historic Designation

There are four types of historic designation available in Durham. National Register of Historic Places Type of Property individual (National Historic Landmark) and multiple (NR Historic District) Qualification 50 years old (some exceptions); integrity of historic character; significance in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture Process for Designation – Read more…


Tuscaloosa-Lakewood is a historic neighborhood comprised of approximately 550 homes built in three phases and roughly bounded by Chapel Hill Road, Lakewood Avenue, James Street, and Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. A portion of the neighborhood has been designated as the Lakewood National Register Historic District, so recognized because it contains a Read more…

Old West Durham

When merchants moved to Ninth Street, the commercial heart of West Durham, they created a business district that still thrives today, and is home to restaurants, bookstores, and boutiques. The historic Neoclassical Revival bank built on Ninth Street in 1922 is now a popular bagel store.