Special Alert

Golden Belt Local Historic Designation

  • 807 E Main S
  • Durham, NC 27701

It is proposed for the Golden Belt historic district to receive a local historic designation that would protect the historic former mill village. The area is bounded by Elizabeth Street to the west, and extends east across Alston Avenue to Holman Street. The northern boundary runs along the former Golden Belt factories and Taylor Street. The southern line includes parts of East Main Street and Morning Glory Avenue. The boundaries are based on the historic period when the Golden Belt Manufacturing Company built houses for its workers in the mill village. Parts of the residential and commercial neighborhood have been on the National Historic Register since 1985, but a local historic designation, which can have different boundaries than the national one, would help preserve the character of the neighborhood, largely composed of former Golden Belt factories and the small mill houses. The designation would help preserve the character of the neighborhood and discourage buildings from being torn down.

Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604