Hill Building

The 18-story Hill Building, also known as the CCB and SunTrust Building, has been Durham's most prominent downtown landmark since opening in 1937. Banker John Sprunt Hill commissioned the building to be home for his Home Savings and Trust Co., hiring the New York's Empire state building architects Shreve, Lamb and Harmon to design it. Home Savings and Trust later became Durham Bank and Trust and, still later, Central Carolina Bank.

After John Sprunt Hill's death, his son George Watts Hill became the bank's president, and the bank remained a family-owned business until the younger Hill died in the 1990s. Subsequently, CCB became part of the Georgia SunTrust Bank.

SunTrust maintains a branch and offices in the building's lower floors, but most of the building has been closed since 1906 due to new fire-code regulations. It is now owned by Greenfire Development Co.

Though it has undergone a few name changes, many Durham residents still think of the building as the "CCB Building."
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