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"The City of Medicine"


Since 1981, Durham has proudly proclaimed itself as the City of Medicine USA. An exhaustive study conducted at the time confirmed that no other city in America exceeded Durham's broad diversity of fine hospitals and allied medical facilities, prestigious teaching institutions, innovative research laboratories, and major healthcare corporations.

Today, the City of Medicine maintains an even stronger claim to its title with nearly one-third of the Durham workforce employed in health-related occupations.

Durham Duke Chapel

When James B. Duke selected the site for Duke University’s West Campus, in 1925, he chose to locate the Chapel on the site’s highest ridge. The Chapel was the first building planned for the new campus, but the last one to be completed. Construction started in 1930, was completed in 1935, and cost nearly $2.3 million. The Chapel began to be used before its stained-glass windows and other details were finished; commencement was held in the Chapel in 1932.

Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Durham Bulls Athletic Park is located in downtown Durham and can be accessed from the Durham Freeway. The ballpark reflects many characteristics of old-time parks and the historic downtown Durham architecture. A 32-foot-high wall stands in left field 305 feet from home plate, resembling Fenway Park's Green Monster. The Blue Monster, as it's called in Durham, contains a similar old-style manual scoreboard. The ballpark's most distinctive feature is the Bull that stands tall above the Blue Monster. This Bull was modeled after the bull used in the 1987 film, Bull Durham. The actual Bull from the the movie is hung in the concourse level of the DBAP.



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