Historic District, Landmark, and Sign Designation

Durham Historic Properties Criteria Cover Opens in new windowA local historic district or local landmark is a type of zoning overlay applied by the City Council or Board of County Commissioners to an area, or property, of special significance in terms of its history, prehistory, architecture, and/or culture, that possesses integrity of design, setting, materials, feeling, and association.

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Historic Landmark Designation

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