Home Tour 2008: Watts-Hillandale

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The 12th Annual Old Durham Home Tour was another success for Preservation Durham as hundreds of PD members and friends came out to enjoy a lovely day in the Watts Hospital Hillandale neighborhood. Read more about Watts Hospital-Hillandale on our Historic Neighborhoods pages! Advance ticket buyers were able to exchange their tickets for a tour guidebook and map at the tour headquarters at the corner of Broad Street and Club Boulevard. Tourgoers enjoyed the tour at their own pace, exploring the neighborhood that grew up in the early 20th century around Watts Hospital, now the North Carolina School of Science and Math. There was plenty of parking on the campus of the NCSSM so tourgoers could leave their cars to wander on foot along the tree-shaded streets to visit the tour homes. Tour tickets included admission to eleven homes and the school, where students gave the tours. Each home on the tour was staffed by friendly and well-informed volunteer docents who made the tour interesting and enjoyable.