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The Trials of Doris, Part VIII

And so with the quick swipe of a pen (or in this modern age, the gentle cadence of a pattering keyboard), the Trials continue into a new chapter of determined advocacy to save the Duke mansion at Duke Farms. Instead of being ‘gracious losers’, the grassroots movement has decided to be a righteous persistence. DORIS and its members have just recently filed a legal appeal against the decision to demolish the historic house of Doris and James Buchanan Duke to the local board of adjustment. What is next? Many people ask where things will be headed from here and whether or not the cause is dead.

At the Retro Revival, we admire the unyielding efforts of a group driven to preserve the past and emphasize its echo for the future. This cause is far from being dead. In fact, the outreach and interest has been spread across 4 continents and a large charity event on the early horizon of 2016 is in its infancy. Still skeptical? Check out the latest media coverage! The Associated Press is also credited with producing another article on the appeals process. Several local internet newspapers have covered snippets as well. For more information, please contact or post your comments on this blog for the editors!

Stay informed, stay active. DORIS members! Please take this time to post all your comments here and on the Retro Revival’s Facebook page! This is your time to be a part of history!



For over 8 amazing years, it has been an experience, a pleasure, and a journey to be a revivalist. I love all things retro and antique. Writing has been a passion of mine since middle school and throughout my professional career. For all those who are inspired to be vintage, challenge the norms in the name of tradition! We write for a better, more inspired tomorrow <3

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