Preservation Durham Talk: American Dream Homes 1938-1951
Lobby, Center for Responsible Lending Building, 302 West Main Street, downtown
6:30 p.m., April 23rd
Durham architectural historian and preservation consultant, Jennifer F. Martin, will take us through the aesthetic, political, and social movements that shaped the form, style, and materials of Durham’s dwellings from the Great Depression into the post-World War II period. She tracks a swirl of forces that created a housing stock to meet the needs and financial realities of home-buying families. The history and houses of this period tell a story of opportunity for some families while documenting the evolution of the built suburban landscape over a twenty-five-year period. This program will help tour goers understand and appreciate the houses built during this turbulent period.
This program is free and open to the public