Paging Don Draper


I’m a big fan of mid-20th century architecture, and I instantly fell in love when I came across this building in downtown Durham, N.C.

The hotel has a troubled history. Once the height of fashion in Durham, today the mostel is mostly C-grade office space with businesses such as a a tax-preparation service and a storefront church occupying the ground floor. There a parking deck out back, but that’s about it.

A friend who lives in town says the building is going to be rehabbed into a “Mad Men”-inspired boutique hotel.

I’ll be checking in as soon as it opens.

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