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Historic buildings -- North Carolina -- Durham

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Robert Blake photographs

Identifier: NCC-0007
Scope and Contents

This collection includes over 1,000 photographs taken by Blake between 1945 and 1998 for inspiration for his drawings and paintings. Most of the photographs are black and white and feature rural scenes in Durham County, particularly tobacco barns in various stages of decay. There are also photographs of locations around downtown Durham, as well as images of tobacco being harvested, prepared for curing, and sold at the Liberty Warehouse auctions.

Dates: 1944-2001, undated

Mary Reamey Thomas Few and Randolph Few papers

Identifier: NCC-0078
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings and ephemera from members of the Few family, primarily Mary Reamey Thomas Few and Randolph (Ran) Reamey Few, with some items from Kendrick Few. The materials document some of Mary's activities in Durham, Ran's education and career, and the real estate development projects undertaken by Mary, Ran, and Kendrick. The correspondence is primarily among Mary, Ran, and Ken about real estate matters, with some personal letters, as well....
Dates: 1911 - 2016

Louise Hall slides

Identifier: NCC-0093
Scope and Contents The Louise Hall Slide Collection consists of approximately 600 slides of images of downtown Durham in the 1960s. Locations shown in the slides include Duke University's campus, the Jack Tar Hotel, North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Building, the Carolina Theatre, Five Points, aerial views of downtown, construction of the Durham Freeway (North Carolina Highway 147), as well as many homes. There are also undated slides of selected pages from Historic Preservation...
Dates: 1960 - 1970; undated

Old North Durham Architecture slides

Identifier: NCC-0128
Scope and Contents

The Old North Durham Architecture Slides depict houses and other buildings in the Old North Durham neighborhood from 1981-1984, including some images of renovation work done on many of the structures.

Dates: 1981 - 1984

Old West Durham Neighborhood Association records

Identifier: NCC-0130
Scope and Contents

The collection documents the association’s neighborhood advocacy and public outreach efforts, particularly the development of its resource-rich website. Research files about the neighborhood and its historic buildings, businesses, and families are also included. Photographs document the neighborhood’s buildings and natural areas, as well as the organization’s activities.

Dates: 1996-2002, undated

Preservation Durham records

Identifier: NCC-0144
Scope and Contents The collection contains minutes, administrative records, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, audio recordings, electronic records, and other materials documenting Preservation Durham's activities. The Minutes and Administrative Records Series contains minutes of the board of trustees, executive committee, and general meetings. The bulk of the series is meeting minutes, Other administrative papers include correspondence, charter and bylaws, officer lists, and financial records. The series is...
Dates: 1938 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1974 - 2006

Ralph Rogers slide collection

Identifier: NCC-0242
Scope and Contents

This collection includes slides that depict buildings in downtown Durham from the 1950s to the 1990s. These photographs were taken by Rogers and show how the streetscape changed during this fifty year period. There are many images of buildings that have since been destroyed, and some photos even show buildings just after demolition.

Dates: 1950 - 1998

Southern Living photographs

Identifier: NCC-0275
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of five black and white prints of photographs of downtown Durham taken in fall 1976 by Bob Lancaster for Southern Living magazine.

Dates: 1976

Burnis H. Thornton photographs and other materials

Identifier: NCC-0177
Scope and Contents

The collection is primarily composed of photographs taken by Theodore Burnis Thornton of houses his father Burnis Hillman Thornton built and later photos taken by another son of Burnis's, Victor Thornton, for comparison. Materials also include a photograph index, newspaper clippings, and a program for Thornton's funeral.

Dates: circa 1950-1991; 2015; undated