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 [Invalid post!].

As a neighborhood, we offer opportunities to throughout the year to gather with friends.  See below for some current 2018 activities. Additional information can be found on the Events page or the Events Calendar.

Durham Planning Department’s Expanding Housing Choices

For information about this important zoning initiative, go to the EHC tab above.

Upcoming 2019 Events

Art Walk 11/10/2019

The 2019 ArtWalk Map is available.

Night of Lights 12/15/2019

Check back here for details as they become available.

Highlights of previous events from  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.

Highlights of events from Fall 2019

Night of Lights

December 15th: Dusk until the candles burn out ~ 11:00 pm

Let’s join together to share in the glow of warming light! This year marks the 34rd anniversary of our neighborhood’s Night of Lights luminaria display. We need 100% participation to make Watts-Hillandale sparkle with lights. Help make your street the brightest in the neighborhood. Everything you need — bags, candles, and sand — will be on sale at the picnic shelter at the south end of Oval Park on Saturday, December 14, and Sunday, December 15, from noon until 5 p.m. Supplies for each luminaria still cost just 50 cents. What a deal! Association members get a bonus luminaria! Contact Heather Gudac (919-696-4535) if you’re interested in volunteering to sell luminaries! Sign up sheet coming. Rain date Wednesday 12/18/2019.

ArtWalk 2019

The 17th Annual Watts Hospital Hillandale and Old West Durham ArtWalk is Sunday, November 10, from noon until 5 pm. This year’s line-up of artists looks to be great, including art for many tastes!  Meet new artists and visit with your long-time favorites.  In addition to the long-time favorites at the intersection of W. Club Boulevard and Alabama Avenue, this year there is a cluster of multiple artists on Maryland Ave. Start in the 1700 block of Maryland Ave (look for the ArtWalk signs) and pick up a map of all the locations.  The map can also be found at ArtWalk Map 2019.

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 11/6/2019 jwg

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