Welcome to Provident1898

 Where membership has its privileges, where workspaces become villages.

Provident1898 is a coworking community located in the NC Mutual Building, a cornerstone of Durham’s Black Wall Street. We’re proud of our vibrant community of members who are entrepreneurs, change-makers, and creatives. We offer a wide range of options from coworking memberships to dedicated office suites for rent to professional networking events to help you start or grow your business.

We’re always looking to grow our community. Choose the membership or event that fits you best and join in the action.

What our people are saying

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Being part of the Provident1898 community has meant building genuine connections and dreaming, working, and creating alongside other folks who’ve been navigating entrepreneurship and life during a very transformative time.

Dr. Margaret A. Brunson, CEO at Illumined Leadership Solutions

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I consider the people here to be family. Being in this space has helped restore the joy in my work.

Atrayus Goode, Director at Youth Mentoring Collaborative

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It’s one thing to just be in a co-working space. But Provident1898 provides a sense of belonging.

Jeff Kirschner, CEO at Litterati

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Provident1898?

Provident1898 is a coworking community located in the NC Mutual Building, a cornerstone of Durham’s Black Wall Street. We offer a wide range of options from coworking, dedicated office suites to professional networking events to help you start or grow your business.

What type of memberships are offered? Which one is best for me?

a. Day Pass: In and out access to open coworking spaces and community lounge from 9AM – 5PM. Great if you’re dropping in town and need a space to work + connect.

b. On-Demand: 10 day (24/7) access to Provident1898 open coworking spaces and community lounge. Work from home but want a different atmosphere on occasion? This option is perfect for you.

c. All-Access: Unlimited (24/7) access to Provident1898 open coworking space and community lounge, access to fitness center + eight hours of conference room time. For those who need an everyday workspace or a professional place to take clients.

d. Dedicated Suite: Everything in the All- Access, just your own space to call home. For teams or individuals that want greater privacy.

Is there a contract to become a member?

No, there’s no contract required to become a coworking member, however; an agreement is required for our dedicated suites.

What is the policy for guests?

We encourage our members to bring guests. Please limit to two per visit. Just make sure you’re present with your guests at all times.

Are pets allowed at Provident1898?

No, but for certain cases (e.g. service animals)

Membership Options

Day Pass

Join us for the day with in-and-out keycard access from 9am-5pm, free coffee and tea, hi-speed fiber WIFI, and more…

Just $20

On Demand Membership

Within our flexible “On-Demand” membership, you get 10 all-day access passes per month for you to come into the space whenever you want to.

It’s coworking on your terms.


All Access Membership

Enjoy 24/7 access to Provident1898, along with all of the great perks that come with community life here.

Only $249/month

Private Suites/Team Options

Looking for a space for your people to thrive in this new work landscape? Contact us so that we can tailor a solution that fits your team’s unique workflow.

Recent Blog Posts

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Is a Flexible Office Right for You?

We at Provident1898 believe in supporting entrepreneurs, innovators, and creators in our community, and we offer dedicated workspace for forward-thinking workers like you. In our experience, most companies have traditionally used rigid designs for their office space,...

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How to Become More Active in Your Local Entrepreneur Community

Our team at Provident1898 is passionate about helping local entrepreneurs and innovators do their best work, and we know the best work comes from collaboration and community. The business pioneers of Durham’s Black Wall Street were not lone geniuses working in...

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Reasons to Use Our Venture Coaching Services

At Provident1898, we understand starting a new business is challenging, so we offer resources to help your new venture succeed. One of the many services we offer is dedicated, one-on-one venture coaching, in which you will get to sit down with an experienced business...



We’re a community of self-starters who want to work in a place that is inclusive, and values diverse ideas, and collaboration.

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