Chapel Hill Historical Society

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Historic Coker Hills: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Coker Hills neighborhood holds wonderful secrets!

Historic Coker Hills: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$30.00 USD
Paperback, 242 Pages
Self Published by Jill Ridky-Blackburn 2016
In this quiet and spacious landscape lies the story of some of Chapel Hill's rich cultural and natural history. When University of North Carolina botany professor William chambers Coker purchased the hilly area now known as Coker Hills, he bought it with a keen eye for the flora and the dramatic rises. Author Jill Blackburn is a graduate of UNC, with a M.Ed. and PhD. Her family moved into the area many years ago. She and the other residents appreciate the feel of "living in the woods" while being close to amenities.
CHHS Publication - Profiles of Chapel Hill since 1900 by Doug Eyre

Doug Eyre's "Historical Notes" Columns Now in Book Form

Profiles of Chapel Hill Since 1900
$10.00 USD
Paperback, 416 Pages
Published by Chapel Hill Historical Society © 2009
  Local historian Doug Eyre offers his insightful and entertaining take on the personalities, places, and events that comprise the rich history of the Town of Chapel Hill. Drawn from Eyre's well-known and well-loved "Historical Notes" columns, the one hundred short essays found in this book will delight and inform long time Chapel Hillians and newcomers alike.
Allcott book

"If these walls could talk."

The Campus at Chapel Hill: 225 Years of Architecture
$39.95 USD
Paperback, 160 Pages
Published by the Chapel Hill Historical Society
A treasure of architectural styles that spans the University's 225 years, the campus has been called a North Carolina living museum of American architecture. The Campus at Chapel Hill discusses the history and significance of iconic buildings on the campus, the ideas and architects involved, the people who were prime movers for specific buildings, and how green design initiatives are being incorporated in new buildings.The new edition updates Professor John V. Allcott's original 1986 book with an addendum by JJ Bauer and a foreword by eleventh UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt.


Other Publications:

  • A Taste of History - $4
  • Papa D: Edward Danzinger - $6
  • Chapel Hill and Elisha Mitchell - $10
  • These Old Stone Walls $10
  • Naked Genius: George Moses Horton - $10
  • Bill Prouty's Chapel Hill - $10
  • Growing Up With Chapel Hill - $10
  • Historic Buildings and Landmarks - $4
  • Tour Guide - $1
  • 100 Years of Movies in Chapel Hill: 2009 Calendar - $2
  • Chapel Hill Note Cards - $2/pkg
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Mail in Purchase: please send a check for the cost of the book plus $3.99 shipping and handling to:
The Chapel Hill Historical Society
P.O. Box 9032
Chapel Hill , NC 27515-9032

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