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Crest Street neighborhood materials related to the Durham Expressway extension

Identifier: NCC-0025

Scope and Contents

The collection includes reports on the negative effects of and alternatives to the freeway from community organizations and individuals.


  • Creation: 1979 - 1980

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

The extension of Highway 147—also known as the Durham Freeway or the Durham Expressway—through the Crest Street neighborhood was part of the long and contentious process of building the road through the city. Crest Street is notable because the entire neighborhood was essentially moved to a new location, preserving community relationships in a way that was not done with other neighborhoods.


0.25 Linear Feet (5 folders)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Duke University (copies of materials in their collection)

Related Materials

Durham Urban Renewal Records (NCC.0068)

Available online via Duke University at the Internet Archive.

Finding Aid for the Crest Street Neighborhood Materials Related to the Durham Expressway Extension
Amy McDonald
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Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States