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The mission of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Raleigh’s historic resources.

Raleigh Historic Development Commission

Dorothea Dix Park Master Plan

Read RHDC's January 2019 memo to City Council.  October 2018, RHDC commented on the preliminary master plan. In short,RHDC recognizes the City’s immense responsibility as steward of a legacy site of deep historic and cultural significance both to the City of Raleigh, as well as the State of North Carolina. This project, for which authenticity is key, will indeed define Raleigh for generations to follow. RHDC supports the proposed retention of approximately half of the campus’ built environment to serve a variety of new uses while reserving some for future uses. These tangible expressions of Dix’s noble efforts provide an unparalleled opportunity to meet a myriad of community needs that otherwise might not be readily available, all while preserving the physical history of the site and its stories.  Read the full memo here.

Lustron House For Sale!

A joint venture with RHDC, Preservation North Carolina and the City of Raleigh has saved our last known intact Lustron House from destruction.  Click here for photos of the move and next steps. To purchase the property visit PNC (assembly required)!

Plummer T. Hall House Update

City Council approved Preservation North Carolina's proposal to purchase and rehabilitate the Plummer T. Hall House, a Raleigh Historic Landmark (RHL) located at 814 Oberlin Road.  The Hall House was moved Decemeber 2018 and the Graves House is not far behind.  Once the Hall House is settled onto its new foundation, it and the property will be sold to Preservation North Carolina for use as their new headquarters.

Architectural Survey Update

Check out the 2017 update to Raleigh's Architectural Survey. 

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Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

Oberlin Village was designated a General Historic Overlay District (HOD-G) on February 6, 2018.  READ MORE


Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

On October 3, Raleigh City Council adopted ordinances for 4 new Raleigh Historic Landmarks. READ MORE