Historic Preservation http://wunc.org en Historic House Is Yours Free, But There's A Catch http://wunc.org/post/historic-house-yours-free-theres-catch This little house is looking for a home.<p>In the past five years, 600 single-family homes have been demolished in Arlington, Va., many to make way for larger houses, according to a preservation group. One architectural firm is so determined to save one 1920s Sears kit house from demolition, it's giving the house away for free. But there's a catch: the buyer would need to pay to move it to a new location.<p>The 960-square-foot house is a Wellington model, a style of home Sears sold by catalog in 1926 through its mail order Modern Homes program. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 10:25:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 28778 at http://wunc.org Historic House Is Yours Free, But There's A Catch School Renovation Helps East Durham Revitalization http://wunc.org/post/school-renovation-helps-east-durham-revitalization <p></p><p></p><p>There’s a section of East Durham undergoing major revitalization, and in the middle of it all is the oldest existing school building in the city.</p><p>But today, more than 100 years later, the old <a href="http://www.opendurham.org/buildings/east-durham-graded-school-ye-smith-school">East Durham Graded School</a> has been renovated in grand style.&nbsp; The project is getting a lot of attention and economic developers and neighbors hope it’s the spark that will keep community revitalization going.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:56:57 +0000 Leoneda Inge 22524 at http://wunc.org School Renovation Helps East Durham Revitalization Durham Commission Approves Proposal For Downtown Tower http://wunc.org/post/durham-commission-approves-proposal-downtown-tower <p>Members of the <a href="http://durhamnc.gov/ich/cb/ccpd/Pages/Historic-Preservation-Commission-%28HPC%29.aspx">Durham Historic Preservation Commission</a> have voted to approve a 26-story mixed-use tower in the downtown area.&nbsp; Colorado-based developer <a href="http://www.alpaspen.com/">Austin Lawrence Partners </a>plans to incorporate about 60 percent residential units and 40 percent retail and business space into the building.&nbsp; Plans would also incorporate facades of older buildings into the high-rise's design.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:50:37 +0000 Gurnal Scott 13079 at http://wunc.org Durham Commission Approves Proposal For Downtown Tower Raleigh's Stone's Warehouse Could House Low-income Artists http://wunc.org/post/raleighs-stones-warehouse-could-house-low-income-artists <p>Raleigh's old Stone's Warehouse building could be the future home to talented Triangle-area artists who often struggle to make ends meet. The city council has approved a 99-year lease with the state Historical Preservation Foundation for project. Landmark Asset Services is a Winston-Salem firm that specializes in such rehabs. The group has teamed up with developer Vann Joines - who says the 7-and-a-half million dollar Raleigh Arts Village will encourage people - from woodworkers to storytellers -to be an economic driver for the community.<br> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:49:27 +0000 Catherine Brand 9039 at http://wunc.org