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John E. and Mary Frances Beaman House

John E. and Mary Frances Beaman House
Street Address: 
2120 White Oak Road
Date: 
1929

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Oberlin Cemetery

Oberlin Cemetery
Street Address: 
1014 Oberlin Road
Date: 
1873-1971

Oberlin Cemetery is a 3-acre site within the Oberlin community, once a thriving African American village located on Raleigh's outskirts.

Raleigh Furniture Building

Raleigh Furniture Building
Street Address: 
119 East Hargett Street
Date: 
1914-1963

A three-story brick building in the late Romanesque Revival style with Italianate elements, the Raleigh Furniture Building operated as a furniture retailer for much of the 20th century.

Paul and Elsie Stahl House

Paul and Elsie Stahl House
Street Address: 
3017 Granville Drive
Date: 
1956

Designed by local architect G Milton Small, a student of Mies van der Rohe, the Stahl House is an excellent example of a Contemporary Ranch style residence, as evidenced by its low-slung gable roof

G. Dewey and Elma Arndt House

G. Dewey and Elma Arndt House
Street Address: 
1428 Canterbury Road
Date: 
1961

Built in the early 1960s, this dramatic Modernist home is defined by its low, sweeping front gable deck roof that covers a recessed porch.

Raleigh Bonded Warehouse

Raleigh Bonded Warehouse
Street Address: 
1515 Capital Boulevard
Date: 
1923-1956

Located one mile north of downtown, the Raleigh Bonded Warehouse complex developed between 1923 and 1956. It consists of the original warehouse (1923); an office (ca. 1923, expanded ca.

Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Building

Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Building
Street Address: 
115 East Hargett Street
Date: 
ca. 1880

An early commercial building, this utilitarian, three-story painted brick structure was originally a clothing warehouse and manufacturing facility.

Free Church of the Good Shepherd

Free Church of the Good Shepherd
Street Address: 
110 South East Street
Date: 
1874

This board and batten Carpenter Gothic-style church, designed by Reverend Johannes A. S. Oertel, was constructed in 1874 and augmented in 1899 and 1914.

Cameron-Maynard-Gatling House

Cameron-Maynard-Gatling House
Street Address: 
504 East Jones Street
Date: 
ca. 1860-1865

This one-story, wood frame house with a hipped roof is one of the oldest homes in the Oakwood Historic District and is depicted in an 1872 birds-eye view map of the city.

Harwell Hamilton And Jean Bangs Harris House And Office

Harwell Hamilton And Jean Bangs Harris House And Office
Street Address: 
122 Cox Avenue
Date: 
1968-1970; 1977

Harwell Hamilton Harris, an internationally known Modernist architect, designed this flat-roofed, stucco-clad house to include living quarters for himself and his wife, a studio for his architectur

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 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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