Two of east-central Durham's revitalizing neighborhood areas are throwing their figurative and literal doors open for home tours in the coming weeks, while a third central Durham neighborhood will be the focal point for one of Preservation Durham's biggest annual fundraisers.
Five or six years ago, the Cleveland-Holloway and Golden Belt neighborhoods didn't have home tours, and weren't even widely recognizable names; for that matter, Golden Belt then referred to a deserted factory complex, not an arts-themed residential, office and studio complex.
Now both are planning home tours; for Golden Belt, it'll be its first such confab, while this is the fourth year for Cleveland-Holloway. (Golden Belt's near neighbor, the Old East Durham area, has also been holding home tours for a few years now.)
Golden Belt's tour is set for tomorrow, Sunday, May 1 from 1pm to 5pm. Eight properties are on the tour, ranging from completely-restored houses to homes available for sale and their own transformation, to a loft apartment in the onetime Golden Belt factory itself. The neighborhood is calling it a "Before and After" tour, given the range of complete and incomplete properties available for a look-see.