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Crabtree Jones House

Photo by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright RHDC
Street Address: 
3017 Wake Forest Road
ca. 1795

This Federal-style plantation house features molded weatherboards, modillion cornice, Flemish bond chimneys and six-panel doors. Nathaniel Jones, an early Wake County settler, built the dwelling. Today, the wooded site is an eighteenth-century island surrounded by late twentieth- and early twenty-first century commercial and industrial development. Private residence. 

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