This is what happens when politics and ideology overrule common sense. In their zeal to "reform" the voting system in North Carolina, Republican lawmakers pushed through a change that has created confusion, more work and wasted money.
At its height, The American Tobacco Company was the largest cigarette producer in the world. After it closed up shop in Durham in 1987, the campus of historic buildings sat empty for many years before being brought back to life as one of the largest historic preservation projects in North Carolina’s history. The end result is a home-run of adaptive reuse architecture.
Capping a row of vendors at the South Durham Farmers’ Market, Alyssa Cherry stands behind her table of liquid soaps and cleansers that glow amber in the Saturday morning sunlight. Her business, Fillaree, specializes in ecofriendly products that come in beautiful, refillable glass bottles.
When Home Tour participants last saw this house in 2010, it was in the midst of a major renovation. The 2014 visit will be quite different.
Built in 1923, the house was occupied by members of the family that built it until it was purchased by Gopal Sreenivasan and Jennifer Hawkins in late 2009.