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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 January 13


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RHDC values research that illuminates aspects of the city's history. To that end, RHDC has a Research Committee that seeks to identify properties with particular historic significance. The Committee nominates properties for designation to the following rosters:


RHDC has published multiple publications:


RHDC has conducted multiple surveys and research projects. Some links in this section open a PDF in a new window. The documents are image intensive and may take a moment to load.

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