Triangle properties get historic designations

A prominent home in Chapel Hill, some warehouses that help tell the story of Raleigh and a neighborhood that was one of Durham’s first suburbs have been added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Joining the list in Chapel Hill is the home of Arthur and Mary Nash. Arthur Nash arrived in Chapel Hill in 1922 as the university architect and was an advocate of the Colonial Revival style in Chapel Hill at the time and played a leading role in the design of Wilson Library, the Carolina Inn and Kenan Stadium.

The Nash home, which he designed, was his residence. He died in 1969.

In Raleigh, the Depot Historic District has been expanded to included three warehouses that date to the time of World War I. They had a prime location next to the railroad station, but the district fell from favor later in the 20th century with the rise of trucks and cars. Now, the buildings are right next to the new Union Station and are being redeveloped. One will be developed as a bar by a former brewer at Trophy Brewing.

The three buildings are small-scale, masonry industrial buildings with simple exteriors and open interiors.

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(Triangle Business Journal, 12/26/17)