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    Home Tour 2014: Tobacco Heritage

    Saturday and Sunday
    April 26 – 27, 2014
    12:00 – 4:00 pm

    Durham’s history is closely lined to the rise and fall of the NC tobacco industry, and the massive buildings that housed this manufacture are a huge part of Durham’s unique character.

  • 118 S Driver Street

    118 S Driver Street

    118 S Driver Street is a classic tri-gable house in East Durham. In 2013, Preservation Durham invested the proceeds of a grant from the 1772 Foundation in the rehabilitation of this property with Renovision Properties. We look forward… Read More

  • Fendol Bevers- 19th Century Farmhouse Near Briar Creek

    Fendol Bevers Farmhouse

    2713 Leesville Road 1,280 square feet Circa 1850 This early I-House has Greek Revival details, a stone foundation and chimneys, original windows with ornamented surrounds, and an intact interior. Early farm buildings surrounding it include a kitchen house,… Read More

  • Jack Tar Motel

    Jack Tar Motel

    Issue Background and Overview: The Jack Tar Motel, colloquially known as the “Oprah Building”, was built in 1962. It sits on the edge of CCB Plaza, and it was connected via skywalk to the original Washington Duke Hotel,… Read More

Events

 Upcoming and recent events

Historic Happy Hour – Surf Club

Thurday, April 24, 2014
5:00 – 8:00 pm
703 Rigsbee Ave

Help us kick off Home Tour weekend with drinks at Surf Club. 703 Rigsbee Ave was for many years the offices of Stone & Stone, the proprietors of the Liberty Warehouse. Gaze at the Liberty across the street while you sip your cocktail.

 

Home Tour 2014: Tobacco Heritage

 

2014-home-tour-logoSaturday and Sunday
April 26 – 27, 2014
12:00 – 4:00 pm

Durham’s history is closely lined to the rise and fall of the NC tobacco industry, and the massive buildings that housed this manufacture are a huge part of Durham’s unique character. Continue reading →

Spring Fling 2014

spring_poster2014_4upflyerIt’s time to Plant for Preservation!

March 20th, 2014
5:00-8:00
Stone Brothers and Byrd
700 Washington Street

Come pick up your spring plants and join us for an evening of fun, including drinks, music, and a raffle! Continue reading →

 

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Tobacco Heritage Tour Update

Which sites are in, which is out, and which are newly added! In: Liberty Warehouse will indeed be on the tour. We will not be able to go inside because of the building’s instability, but we will have… Read More

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April 4 2014 Wrap-Up

Places in Peril coming up, new addition to the Tobacco Heritage Tour, changes to the national Antiquities Act, and more…  Tickets for our 2014 Tobacco Heritage tour are now available. They’re only $20 presale, and $25 the day of the… Read More

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HILLSIDE - WHITTED

March 28 2014 WrapUp

 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… Read More

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