Annual Neighborhood Walk | West End, East Campus & Beyond

Annual Neighborhood Walk with, “Street Historian” John Schelp SAVE THE DATE Sunday, March 28, 2021 @ 4:00pm Join the Zoom Virtual Hike on March 28 Click the link below to join live https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82969941787?pwd=eVlSZFlnTjByMlpkUVVGcW9Md1J2UT09   Meeting ID: 829 6994 1787 Passcode: history   Where was Wall Street? What’s a Pinhooker? How did the Washington Read more…

Tuscaloosa-Lakewood

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.  

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…