Home Tour 2017: Historic West End

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WestEndTour_2017 Saturday, May 6 – Sunday, May 7, 2017
12:00 – 4:00 pm

Preservation Durham is thrilled to announce our 21st annual Preservation Tour, which will highlight Durham’s historic West End neighborhood and the Burch Avenue Neighborhood.

We’ll celebrate the Pauli Murray House, which was recently named a National Historic Landmark, one of only four in Durham County!

We’ll offer guided tours of the oldest sections of Maplewood Cemetery, very nearly the only major place intimately involved with the city of Durham that has survived essentially intact from Durham’s earliest days to the present.

See some of the area’s most cherished residential and commercial restorations, and get sneak peeks into the not-yet- opened Grub Restaurant and The Cookery’s newest event space.

The tour will begin at noon each day, with booklets available at the Durham Co-Op Market. The tour is self-guided, but each site will have a docent, and Maplewood Cemetery will have two guided loop tours, lasting 45-60 minutes (you can join the loops at any point). Come for just a few hours or come both Saturday and Sunday.

Grub and Local Yogurt will have food trucks on site each day, and drinks are available at the Co-Op Market!


  1. The Cookery & Vickers Building, 1920

  2. Davis-Dixon House, 1905

  3. Pauli Murray House, 1898

  4. Maplewood Cemetery, 1872

  5. Emmanuel AME Church, 1888

  6. Durham Community Land Trust, 1949

  7. Pure Oil/Grub Restaurant, 1929

  8. Stephenson-Rochelle House, 1918

  9. H.G. O’Neal House, 1917


Advance tickets:
$21.50 / $10.75 students  (free for children 12 and under)

Advance tickets may be purchased online (will call at Tour Headquarters)
or at the following retail locations: Regulator Bookshop,  Morgan Imports,  Bull Street Gourmet & Market.
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Day-of tickets:  $27.00

Day-of tickets may be purchased May 6-7 at the Tour Headquarters, 1111 W. Chapel Hill Street.

Tour Headquarters
Durham Co-op Market, 1111 W. Chapel Hill Street

Tour goers must check-in at the Headquarters to pick up their tour booklet, which will be marked at each tour site.