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Late Nineteenth Century,1866-1899

Chapel, St. Augustine College

Chapel, St. Augustine College
Street Address: 
1315 Oakwood Avenue (Saint Augustine's College Campus)
Date: 
1895

The chapel is one of the oldest surviving buildings on Saint Augustine's campus. Students built the irregular T-shaped chapel of native granite under the direction of Rev. Henry Beard Delany.

Latta House & University Site

Latta House & University Site
Street Address: 
1001 Parker Street
Date: 
1892

In 1892, freed slave and teacher Rev. M. L.

Holladay Hall, NC State University

Holladay Hall, NC State University
Street Address: 
Primrose Avenue (North Carolina State University Campus)
Date: 
1889

Holladay Hall has an irregular H-shape with a three-story main pavilion flanked by two-and-one-half-story gable-roofed wings. It employs both Classical and Romanesque details.

Water Tower

Water Tower
Street Address: 
115 W. Morgan Street
Date: 
1887

The City of Raleigh erected this octagonal brick tower to house its water supply in 1887; the structure included an attached two-story office building.

North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Cottage

North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Cottage
Street Address: 
2714 Vanderbilt Avenue
Date: 
1886, 1926

In 1886, this two-story frame farmhouse stood on ten acres well beyond the city limits.

Federal Building (Century Post Office)

Federal Building (Century Post Office)
Street Address: 
314 Fayetteville Street
Date: 
1874

The office of Alfred B. Mullet, supervising architect of the United States Treasury Department, designed what was to be the first federal project in North Carolina following the Civil War.

Estey Hall, Shaw University

Estey Hall, Shaw University
Street Address: 
100 block East South Street (Shaw University Campus)
Date: 
1874

Estey Hall was the first structure built for the higher education of African American women in the United States and is the oldest surviving building on the Shaw University campus. Designed by G.

Pilot-Crompton Mill

Pilot-Crompton Mill
Street Address: 
1121 Haynes Street
Date: 
1893, 1910, ca. 1917

An urban-based industrial complex two blocks north of the 1881 city limits, the mill buildings and accompanying worker housing mirrored those of rural mill sites. James and William H.

Caraleigh Mills

Caraleigh Mills
Street Address: 
421 Maywood Avenue
Date: 
1892, expanded ca. 1900, ca. 1910, ca. 1919, and in the 1950s

Caraleigh Mills is the largest of the six textile mills built in Raleigh.

Raleigh Cotton Mills

Raleigh Cotton Mills
Street Address: 
614 Capital Boulevard
Date: 
1890; 1895

This structure stands as a relatively rare example of late-nineteenth-century industrial architecture in Raleigh, a city that has always been a government, education, and market center rather than

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Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

On Tuesday, January 6 Raleigh City Council will consider 3 proposed landmark designations. READ MORE

Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

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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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