Dylan and I have been trying to buy an historic renovated home (or one needing renovation) for the past couple months-- focusing on East Durham and Cleveland-Holloway. We have been blown away by the depth and amazing diversity of Durham history, which pretty much started the night we watched a documentary about Black Wall-Street, the Dukes, Bull City Durham, and the tobacco industry. We are avid supporters and have tried to get involved with local initiatives to preserve and revive the spirit of neighborhoods such as Cleveland-Holloway and East Durham.
andee currently works at a clinic as a health care assistant. She is also a certified birth doula and trained childbirth educator. She is becoming a midwife. She also works with herbs.Dylan is a program manager. He oversees certain statewide and local initiatives that work towards the actualization of "Environmental Policies" and reform on a local, state and federal level. These policy changes affect cultural attitudes and, on a broader scale, community health care reform surrounding the issue of underage drinking and its effects on brain development, particularly of the frontal lobe.Photos by Jessie Gladin-Kramer
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
It also kinda baked, but at least it wasn't raining. Instead, the sun was shining last Saturday morning as neighbors finished last minute yard work, house cleaning, plant arranging, and Matt Dukek of 502 Mallard Ave. -- the tour's starting point -- hammered the "Cleveland-Holloway" sign into the ground at the intersection of Oakwood, Mallard, and Queen.
The Second Annual Cleveland-Holloway Neighborhood Tour of Homes began auspiciously with a preview article by Jim Wise in the N&O's Durham News, which focused on the Holloway St. Historic District expansion and restoration taxes, and gave our own Ken Gasch an opportunity to use the word "pantyhose" in the printed media.
The crowds began arriving on
The fun then moved to the after-party, where neighbors, visitors, and friends hung out, and the sun set on a very weary, beery, and well-contented Cleveland-Holloway. Thanks for hosting, Leslie and Maria - your house is amazing!
The full contents of the Home Tour Booklet , with images and descriptions of all 17 properties included in the tour, are available online. Thank you so much to everyone who took out an ad, participated in the tour, donated time and/or resources, and came out to see the houses and meet our neighbors. A big ol' thanks to Triangle Brewing Company for their generous donation for the after party!
Here are a few images from the after-party-to-beat-all-after parties (until next year!).
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Main discussion:1. What do we want our ClevelandHollowayNeighborhood listserve to be used for and who do we want on it?2. How can we keep our neighborhood affordable to own and rent?3. How can we best share responsibility for maintaining the neighborhood organization?Updates:Trosa Dorm on Elizabeth StreetHistoric District expansionNeighborhood checking accountIdeas from your neighbors...Dog Park on Roxboro lot the city owns (Ken Gasch, Jennifer Deer)Permanent Sign for the neighborhood (Frank Pokrass)Neighborhood cleanup and more public trash cans (Frank Pokrass)Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (Matt Dudek)Introductions of city or elected officials (Frank Pokrass)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Saturday, June 13. 1-4pm
Get ready for a little Cleveland-Holloway hospitality! Visit historic homes in various stages of renovation, modern condos convenient to downtown, beautiful gardens, converted warehouse space, and join us for the neighborhood after-party!
Tour Starting Point: 502 Mallard Ave. a 1911 Folk Victorian Tri-Gable. Home of Jessie Gladin-Kramer, Matt Dudek, and Cleveland the dog.
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