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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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Next COA Major Work Deadline:
4:00 pm on July 23

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 two new landmarks on July 1 and scheduled a joint public hearing between Raleigh City Council and RHDC on August 5 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comments regarding another historic landmark application....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 f