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RENOVATION REPORT: Duke Mansion gets facelift for 100th birthday (access required)

James Buchanan Duke – call him Buck – is known as an industrial pioneer. But he didn’t actually pioneer so much as use money to acquire the pioneers and put his name on their work. So we’ll call him instead a pioneer financier. In 1885, The Durham-born Duke bought the license for the first patented automated ...

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