Demolition is underway in the two blocks between South Dillard, South Elizabeth, Ramseur, and East Main Sts. This is a battle I've been fighting for over two years, and I'm afraid I've lost it. You can read my original post here.
All of these buildings will be demolished by Durham County for a massive surface parking lot. I've put a picture of my favorite of the buildings above, documented in the Library of Congress as one of the first drive-up service restaurants in Durham.
I beseeched the county to spare this one, to no avail.
Very, very frustrating to see this much history, tax credits, redevelopment opportunities just thrown away. For parking. We really never learn.