The 1957 Home Security Life Building Tour

Durham, NC
Saturday April 20
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The 1957 Home Security Life Building Tour! One of the Most Exciting Mid-Century Buildings in Durham!

This amazing Modernist office building was designed for the Home Security Life Insurance Company by renowned architect G. Milton Small Jr., a student of the internationally known architect Mies Van der Rohe of Chicago.

In the mid-1990’s, the City of Durham bought the building to use as their Police Headquarters. Starting in 2015, the City decided to build a new, larger Police Department in East Durham, now complete. Preservation Durham and North Carolina Modernist Houses advocate re-use of the HSL building as the centerpiece of the block’s redevelopment. These beautiful photos from the 1960’s capture the high ceilings, the terrazzo floors, and the rich wood walls, many of which are still intact and in good condition.

Tickets: Suggested donation: $10 per person. Proceeds benefit the documentation, preservation, and promotion programs of NC Modernist, a nonprofit educational archive working to preserve Modernist design in North Carolina.

To purchase tickets or for more information on the tour please visit tour sponsor, NC Modernist: