Since the mid-1970’s, the Trinity Park Home Tour has been a beloved tradition, opening up unique, historic, urban homes for everyone to enjoy and visit . After a pandemic pause on most neighborhood events, we were excited to offer this bi-ennial event in 2022 for the first time since 2018. The 2022 Trinity Park Home Tour on Sunday, October 16, was a great success, with perfect fall weather and nearly 800 guests. Thanks to all who made it possible – homeowners, volunteers, sponsors, and guests!
Over the years, the funds raised by the Home Tour have funded maintenance and improvements for public areas in the neighborhood for neighbors and visitors from throughout Durham to enjoy. In the actual “Trinity Park” at the corner of Watts St. and W. Trinity Ave., the Tour has funded new plantings, benches, and safety fencing, as well as art installations like the Bug Walk, a new park sign in the form of a sculptural neighborhood map, and a new neighborhood sign/sculpture in the median at Main St. and Buchanan Blvd.
Proceeds from the 2022 Home Tour benefitted two local organizations:
1) Families Moving Forward, helping families in the crisis of homelessness by providing temporary housing, case management, skills education, and connection to community resources to help parents and children thrive in stable homes.
2) The Trinity Park Foundation, maintaining and improving the Park and other public areas in the neighborhood for all to enjoy. Over the years, TPF has used Tour proceeds to provide new plantings, benches, and safety fencing, as well as art installations like the Bug Walk in the park, a new park sign in the form of a sculptural neighborhood map, and the sculpture/neighborhood sign in the median at Main St. and Buchanan Blvd.
With the theme “Home Renovations,” the 2022 Home tour featured 9 homes, built from 1906 to 1999, that have been beautifully updated over the past several years. Visitors got an up-close look at excellent examples of home renovation, representing a diversity of architectural styles, and saw how a wide variety of folks have adapted to and evolved in this place, bringing new life to enduring, history-filled structures. They also learned the histories of each one – including the long-time home of Mutt Evans, beloved Mayor of Durham from 1950 to 1963, and the contemporary Wheatland condominiums, formerly home to the historic Erwin Apartments Beauty Salon.
Thanks to our 2022 Home Tour sponsors for their generous support!