102 E Main St



Address102 E Main St Durham, NC 27701

DistrictCity Center


NameBruce Alexander - [email protected]

Phone(919) 475-9907


Property TypeOffice

Sale/RentalFor Sale

Square Footage8,782



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about the location


Originally constructed in 1915 as a Citizens National Bank, this unique 8,782 square foot building was carefully renovated in 2015. In addition to the excellent location, the property features Neoclassical architectural details such as terrazzo floors, high ceilings, huge windows, tons of natural light, and heavy marble columns. This stunning asset is ideal for an owner-occupant or an investor looking to own an iconic asset in rapidly growing downtown Durham.

      • Downtown Durham is in midst of renaissance with former warehouses being converting into edgy commercial space.
      • Redeveloped bank building has been modernized while still maintaining its Neoclassical architectural details.
      • Property is located in heart of downtown Durham and is surrounded by collection of vibrant bars, restaurants and hotels.
      • Building has ample street parking, as well as structured parking deck immediately behind the building.


The property is located in the heart of downtown Durham’s business district and is surrounded by vibrant collection of bars, restaurants and hotels nearby. It is also walkable to the Durham Performing Arts Center, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and the American Tobacco Campus. The property is ideal for tenants seeking accessibility and convenience.



The property possesses all of the characteristics of Neoclassical architecture. Most notably are its grandeur of scale, simplicity of geometric form, Greek detail, dramatic use of columns, and a preference for blank walls. The building is constructed of masonry and stone. In 1970 the building was converted into law offices. This conversion, unfortunately, involved removal of all of the large windows and filling the openings with similar, but slightly different color stone. In 2015 the owners restored the beautiful arching, multi-paned windows, to match the original building design. Additionally, they worked meticulously to uncover and restore to their former glory the terrazzo floors and the detailed ceilings.



There is ample parking around the building, as well as a public parking deck located immediately behind the building. Monthly parking is available in adjacent garage for building tenants.