Watts Hospital-Hillandale Neighborhood Association

About The Neighborhood

The Watts Hospital-Hillandale Neighborhood is in Durham, NC and lies just west of downtown. Development in the neighborhood started in 1908 with the construction of Watts Hospital at the corner of Club Boulevard (known as E Street) and Broad Street. The neighborhood is composed mostly of Arts and Crafts style homes built from the 1910s through the 1940s.

In 1998, Watts Hospital-Hillandale became a National Historic District. The neighborhood is protected by the City of Durham historic district rules. In 2008, the neighborhood celebrated its centennial.

As a neighborhood, we offer opportunities to throughout the year to gather with friends.  See below for some current 2019 activities. Additional information can be found on the Events page or the Events Calendar.

Upcoming 2019 Events

34th Annual Night of Lights 12/15/2019

We are in need of volunteers to help us put together our 34th annual Night of Lights celebration! Volunteers are needed to assemble and sell luminary supplies on December 14th and December 15th at the Oval Park picnic shelter.  Click here to learn more.

Highlights of previous events from  2019

ArtWalk 2019

The 17th Annual Watts Hospital Hillandale and Old West Durham ArtWalk was Sunday, November 10, from noon until 5 pm. The map of artists and hosts that participated can also be found at ArtWalk Map 2019.

Annual meeting 10/10/2019

Each year we gather for updates to neighborhood happenings and elect our WHHNA board and, of course, renew our association memberships.  This year the meeting was held in the Lecture Hall of the Educational Technology Complex on the NCSSM campus at 7 PM. The power point presentation regarding the West Club Blvd. Corridor Utility Rehabilitation can be found here. The presentation regarding the Ellerbe Creek Sanitary Sewer Outfall Replacement Project can be found here. The presentation regarding the Stormwater Project can be found here Information about these and other projects of the Durham Water Department can be found here.

National Night Out 8/6/2019

This is an opportunity to get to know neighbors.  Held at the home of Kim and Tom Miller 1110 Virginia Ave.  For details go HERE

July 4th Parade

70th Annual Watts-Hillandale Fourth of July parade and Celebration Thursday, July 4th 2019 @ Oval Park. Click here for me details.

Neigborhood Meeting with staff from the Tax Department

 The WHHNA had the opportunity to meet with staff from the Durham County Tax Administration office to hear about the revaluation process. The program was held at 6:30 p.m. on January 14 in the Education Technology Complex (ETC) Lecture Hall at NCSSM.
To learn more about the reappraisal process, visit www.dconc.gov and go to the Tax Administration page.

Useful Links

Newsletters - PARADE is the quarterly newsletter of the Watts Hospital-Hillandale Neighborhood Association.
Mailing List - The whhna-list is intended for discussion of topics of general interest to residents of the Watts Hospital-Hillandale neighborhood.

updated 11/29/2019 hg