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People + Place Speaker Series: Postcards From Durham (rescheduled)
June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Preservation Durham’s People + Place Speaker Series connects the people of Durham with the importance of our historic, architectural and cultural places.
Meet us at 701 W. Main St. Rm# 2901 in the Chesterfield Building.
From the collection of street historian John Schelp.
To know Durham history is to know ‘the ridge.’ Main Street and the railroad tracks follow an east-west ridge. Durham’s cotton mills, tobacco factories, colleges, hospitals, City Hall, County Courthouse and earliest shopping districts are all located up near the ridge. This pattern repeats along the ridge that is Fayetteville Street. As a result, most of the postcards in this collection show landmarks found near the ridge: from Erwin Mills and Trinity College in the West — to Durham Hosiery and Golden Belt in the East.
John will show more than sixty vintage postcards from his collection and share some local history along the way.
This event is free and open to the public. Free parking at the rear of the Chesterfield Building.