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Next COA Major Work Deadline:
4:00 pm on May 13

Capehart House

Photo by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright 2009 RHDC
Street Address: 
424 North Blount Street
Date: 
1898

Lucy Catherine Moore Capehart, daughter of a prominent state legislator, had this imposing brick house with elaborate wood and stone ornamentation built on then-fashionable N. Wilmington Street. Designed by A. G. Bauer, it is one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture remaining in Raleigh. Gables, dormers, turrets, and intricately corbelled chimneys punctuate the irregular roofline. The state and the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina moved the house to N. Blount Street.

Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

On March 18 RHDC voted to forward two historic landmark applications for The Mecca and St. Matthews School to Raleigh City Council to begin the process of designating them as Raleigh Historic Landmarks....READ MORE

Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

This winter the City will install new street signage... READ MORE 

Recent concern over new construction in a Raleigh historic overlay district (HOD)... READ MORE 

 

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Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)

The City's new UDO took effect September 1. With that comes a few process changes for Major Work COA Applications and an updated application form. Check out the COA process page on the City's website for more information. New! Approved Minor Work applications available on City web portal here.

 

After a year-long public effort of updating the Design Guidelines, the draft document is in the hands of the City Attorney prior to going to the RHDC and City Council for formal adoption. 

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