The Durham Hotel: Before, a gutted shell. After, Mid-Century Modern luxury
July 15, 2015 at 7:36AM
When I arrived in Durham nine years ago, two downtown buildings caught my eye: The Oprah Building, aka, the Jack Tar Motel, and the former Home Savings/ Mutual Savings Bank. Against all the early 20th century brick buildings, these mid-century oddities, well, I didn't know whether to fall in love or feel aghast.