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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)

City Council designated the newest landmark on October 7 and scheduled a joint public hearing between Raleigh City Council and RHDC for November 5 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comments regarding a historic landmark application and request for de-designation....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