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The mission of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Raleigh’s historic resources.

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Capital Club Building

Photo by S. Rubin, Capital City Camera Club, courtesy of Preservation North Carolina
Street Address: 
16 West Martin Street
Date: 
1929-1930

Architect Frank B. Simpson designed this skyscraper for the Capital Club, one of the oldest prominent men's organizations in the South. The building juxtaposes Art Deco motifs with a classically derived building form, and the twelfth-floor ballroom contains the finest example of Art Deco plasterwork remaining in the city.

Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

On Tuesday, December 2 Raleigh City Council will decide whether to designation the Tucker House a Raleigh Historic Landmark and if the Weber House will remain designated.READ MORE

Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

The City has been installing new street signage... READ MORE 

Design guidelines dicsussions are underway... 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 applicati