Home Tour 2015: The Architecture of George Watts Carr
The Architecture of George Watts Carr
Saturday and Sunday
April 25 – 26, 2015
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Advance ticket sales have ended.
$25 Day-of tickets will be available at the tour headquarters on both Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 – 3:30 pm. Tour headquarters is located at the Delta Alumnae House, 1000 E. Forest Hills Blvd.
All tour attendees (including advance ticket holders) must check in at Tour Headquarters to receive a tour booklet, which will be marked at each site.
George Watts Carr, Sr. was the designer of some of the finest 20th century architecture in Durham and across the state. He was the principal architect for both the Forest Hills and Hope Valley neighborhoods, and his homes were cherished for their fine finishes and careful details. Carr also designed many notable commercial and institutional buildings, such as the Watts Hospital (NC School of Science and Mathematics), the Trust Building, the Hill Building, NC Central University and several local schools, such as WG Pearson, Whitted and the East End Graded School.
The Museum of Durham History is running a special exhibit on George Watts Carr, Sr. during April and May. Learn more about his designs and their impact on the city of Durham. Be the first to complete an architectural scavenger hunt and win a pair of Home Tour tickets!