Shady Acres Goddard School Is Graduating to the Other Side of Durham Dr.

A Swamplot reader sends a few drive-by snapshots of construction on the Goddard School’s campus expansion, now going up along both sides of W. 23rd St west of Durham. The photo at top shows the 2-story steel framing now rising on the north side of the street, while the one above shows the portion of the preschool that’s going up opposite it, just east of Wright-Bembry Park.

Blue fencing now separates the green space from the south construction site:


Since 1961, the larger northern tract at 835 W. 23rd had been home to the Greater Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church:

Goddard’s ownership demoed it back in May a few months after the church relocated to N. Houston Rosslyn Rd. in Inwood, pictured on the left.

Taken together, the 2 new parcels total just over an acre, more than double the size of the school’s existing land — down the street on the east side of Durham next to Value Village. English + Associates Architects schooled the former office building on that site in 2016:

A few more photos of the construction on the north side of the street:

Photos: Swamplox inbox (new construction); LoopNet (old church); Greater Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church (new church); English + Associates (existing preschool).

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