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Richmond Allen House

An eclectic, late 19th century house built by carpenter Richmond Allen - unfortunately unrecognized as valuable by the community prior to its demolition in 2008.

Norfolk Southern Depot

The old Norfolk Southern depot was located east of downtown on the dirt one-block extension of Fayetteville Street north of the railroad tracks.

Edmund Burke Hopson House

Thought long demolished, this house hidden in the woods was revealed in October 2012 - but will be demolished imminently

The Trotter Building

Once a dealership for Kaiser-Frazer automobiles, this building on West Geer defines adaptive reuse - becoming Blue Cross Blue Shield, home to the North Carolina Fund, and ultimately, the Trotter building - an event and retail hub in the Central Park district.

Zion Tabernacle

Snake-handling in downtown Durham? You betcha. You could still see the building as recently as 2008, when the county tore it down

102 Morris Street

One of the oldest, yet fairly anonymous buildings in downtown, 102 Morris is in the midst of an exciting renovation.

Battle of the Golf Course Suburbs

The Masters has nothing on this contest.

Lustrons of Durham

A short-lived boom of post-war, prefab, porcelain-enamled steel housing - 5 of which survive in Durham

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    By JJasper on 08/21/2014 - 12:13pm
    117 E. Main got a piece on WRAL. I can't put the link on because it triggers the spam filter...
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    By raven on 08/21/2014 - 7:59am
    witted asbestos work to start late 2014 early 2015 im glad this project is happening to get...
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    By Dave on 08/20/2014 - 4:47pm
    There are actually 3 types of this token known for Durham, NC all of which are 16mm in diameter....
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    By Anonymous on 08/20/2014 - 4:15pm
    I lived in the area until recently. I have frequently ridden my bicycle down this road. Although...
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    By Alix on 08/20/2014 - 10:44am
    The building was dismantled in June/July of 2014 leaving only the stone foundation and chimneys....

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