October 16: 2022 Trinity Park Home Tour

Home on the 2022 Trinity Park Home Tour

The 2022 Trinity Park Home Tour – “Home Renovations – Fresh Ideas in an Historic Neighborhood” – was a great success, with perfect fall weather and nearly 800 guests. Thanks to all who made it possible – homeowners, volunteers, sponsors, and guests!

Since 1975, the Trinity Park Home Tour has encouraged neighbors to open up their unique, historic, urban homes for everyone to enjoy and visit. While we normally hold the Tour every two years, we took a break in 2020 due to the pandemic.  During quarantine, while some of us whiled away the hours baking bread, adopting puppies, learning to zoom, and even doing frontline work, others found the inspiration and motivation to tackle major home renovation projects. 

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. Trinity Park is a diverse and dynamic neighborhood, so the tour showed how a wide variety of folks have adapted to and evolved in this place, bringing new life to enduring, history-filled structures.  Visitors also learned the stories behind each one. 

Advance tickets ($20) were on sale online until October 15, and day-of tickets went on sale at 12 noon, for $25 at the Trinity Park gazebo. The Tour Booklet served as the ticket and included a map, as well as photos and colorful background information about each home. The tour was self-guided, with docents at each site for support. 

Tour proceeds benefitted the Trinity Park Foundation, which maintains our neighborhood’s public resources like the Park and medians, and Families Moving Forward, which helps Durham families in the crisis of homelessness to find their way home.

Special thanks to our 2022 Home Tour Sponsors for their support:

Adam Dickinson Realty Group

Sykes Painting
Marie Austin
Preservation Durham
Smitten Boutique
Acanthus Construction

Acme Plumbing Co.
Broadway Veterinary Hospital
Carrie Moore Interior Design
Dominos Pizza
Four over One Design
Live Edge Wood Designs
Kate Kennedy Photography
Trinity Design Build

Coulter Jewel Thames
Ellen Cassilly Architects
Ninth Street Flowers
Turnlight Partners General Contracting

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