Hope Valley

Hope Valley was Durham’s first full-fledged country club suburb, developed around an 18-hole golf course in the late 1920s. Traces of the farms that occupied the land in the 19th Century remain around the historic suburban landscape created by renowned landscape architect Robert Cridland. Mebane & Sharpe, Inc. developed Hope Read more…

East Durham

East Durham grew up around the old Durham Cotton Manufacturing Company, founded by Julian S. Carr. Today, giant, leafy trees act as a canopy over the historic streets where trolleys once ran between rows of pyramidal cottages, cozy bungalows, and gable-and-wing houses – homes which are historically and architecturally distinct Read more…

Downtown

In the guidebook for Preservation Durham’s 2001 tour Living it up Downtown, Tom Miller wrote, “It is not premature to declare that downtown Durham has been saved.” That year, the Baldwin Building was an empty shell. Today, it’s filled with a dozen loft apartments. The previous year, the Preservation Durham tour Read more…

Cleveland-Holloway

The historic Cleveland-Holloway neighborhood sits immediately east of downtown Durham, along Holloway Street and northwards.  Holloway and Cleveland Streets, which border the neighborhood, were originally listed on the National Register in 1985. Their grand houses were protected from one of Durham’s first local historic districts as well.  In 2009, the Read more…