Our Mission

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 May 10


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Raleigh Historic Resources

Raleigh has a wealth of historic resources, many of which have been designated as historically significant on the local, state, and/or national levels. These include:




A Comparison of the National Register of Historic Places with Local Historic Designations (SHPO) 

National Register Travel Itinerary

The National Register of Historic Places features a travel itinerary  for historic Raleigh.

What You Can Do

RHDC receives suggestions for local historic districts, local landmarks, and National Register districts from interested citizens, property owners, community groups, public officials, and others on a regular basis. Please let the Commission know what historic resources the community values by emailing us.

Sources: The History of Raleigh

Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

On May 3, Raleigh City Council designated the Anna Riddick House and Horton-Beckham-Bretsch House as Raleigh Historic Landmarks. READ MORE

Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

The Glenwood-Brooklyn National Register District has become the 1st HOD-Streetside.  READ MORE



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Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)

Deadline dates for the 2017 COA meetings have changed!  The revised schedule and deadlines document has been posted here.