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North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Building

Durham, North Carolina
County of Durham.
National Register Number: 75001258
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Commerce/Trade - financial institution. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: NC-4 Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 15, 1975):
Built in 1921, this building was the second home office of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, which was founded in 1898. This company evolved out of a tradition of mutual benefit societies and fraternal organizations which by the 20th century had become the most important social institutions in Afro-American life, with the exception of the church. From the beginning, the Mutual symbolized racial progress and is an institutional legacy of the ideas of racial solidarity and self-help.

Only 116 is the National Historic Landmark; a boundary revision is needed.

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