Nestled in the heart of downtown Durham, you’ll notice some historic signs framing the Parrish Street.

Don’t ignore them.

Parrish Street, see, isn’t just a fledgling innovation district in Bull City.

It’s part of its cultural legacy, the locale that used to be called “Black Wall Street.”

And it’s the topic of a lengthy project that became this week’s centerpiece– a look at institutions such as Mechanics & Farmers Bank that gave Durham early prominence.

For more than a hundred…