Liberty Warehouse

How do we build atop a historic warehouse while preserving its integrity and honoring the heritage of the community?

Durham, North Carolina  |  Preservation Durham

Built in 1940, Liberty is Durham’s last remaining tobacco auction warehouse

The design integrates the Liberty brick facade at the corner of Rigsbee and Corporation into the new commercial and multi-family housing development. The historic facade is maintained and the new architecture takes visual cues to assimilate window patterns, locate entries, and program the corner with a restaurant. Cement board siding by Oko-skin provides a warm durable exterior that compliments the historic brick.