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An Architect's Penthouse in an Unlikely Place

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In 1960, in the basement of Kress department store, an Art Deco building in downtown Durham, N.C., activists staged sit-in protests at the whites-only lunch counter.

Fifty years later, African-American architect Phil Freelon and his wife, Nnenna, a six-time Grammy-nominated jazz singer, became the first owners of a newly converted apartment in the top two floors of the five-story building.

“We thought it was an interesting…

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