March 28 2014 WrapUp

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  •  10 sites in North Carolina, including 2 in Durham (the Whitted School and the Durham Hosiery Mill Dye House) were just added to the National Register. We’re so glad to see these important buildings get recognized- and now they’re eligible for preservation tax credits!

The Whitted School

  • Congratulations to the Carrboro-based Caktus Group for buying and rehabbing 108 Morris St., a great 1910 building right by Five Points.
  • Check out this article in the Durham News about the historic Fendol Bevers house. We’re working with the developers to help move this amazing structure!
  • Sadly, after months of exploring alternate possibilities, it was announced this week that Lavender Avenue Park House in Northgate Park will be deconstructed. The structure, which was on our 2012 Places in Peril list, sits in the Ellerbee Creek floodplain, and was frequently flooded in recent years. While we’re sad to see it go, we’re happy that local artists are working to memorialize the house and create works of art with the remaining structure.

Woods Grocery, Pearl Mill Village

  • A big thanks goes out to board member Rob Emerson for writing to the mayor and city council to encourage them to preserve the current police headquarters. Click here to read the article.

Current police headquarters, designed by architect Milton Small

  • Have you been following the controversy over the modern house in Raleigh’s historic Oakwood? North Carolina Modernist Houses is working on putting together a legal defense fund for modern houses. More information is here.

Cherry House (photo: The Indy)

  • Want to get some hands-on preservation experience saving a historic shotgun house? Want to learn how to forge iron, hew logs, patch plaster, and repoint historic bricks? Check out UNCG’s preservation field school from May 12th-30th. More information available here.
  • The final copy of our Partners in the Field Durham Documentation of African American Heritage Sites is here! Click here to view the report. Special thanks to April Johnson for all of her hard work and research.


Upcoming Events

  • Monday, March 31st: Home tour ticket sales begin online.
  • Tuesday, April 1st: Historic Preservation Commission meeting at City Hall. Agenda can be found here. Check our Flickr on Monday for pictures of each proposed project.
  • Tuesday, April 1st: Head over to the B is for Brick party at the History Hub from 5:30-7:00. More information can be found here.
  • Tuesday, April 1st: Organizational Visibility meeting from 5:30-6:30 at Intrepid Life Coffee at 106 W Parrish Street.
  • Wednesday, April 2nd: Advocacy Committee meeting from 4:30-5:30 at our office.