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Spring Hill/Theophilus Hunter House

Photo by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright RHDC
Street Address: 
705 Barbour Drive (Dorothea Dix Hospital Campus)
Date: 
ca. 1815

Spring Hill was the home of prominent late eighteenth/early nineteenth century plantation owner and lawyer, Theophilus Hunter Jr. The earliest marked grave in Wake County, that of pioneer settler Theophilus Hunter Sr., is in the yard. The dwelling now houses offices for a university academic program.

Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

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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 applica