Historic Oakwood

Historic Oakwood

Endangered
Treasures

Modernist architecture is being allowed in a late 19th Century Historic District, Historic Oakwood, Raleigh. This decision is seen as a potential threat to the preservation guidelines of the entire city. READ MORE.

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Old Raleigh City Hall

Old Raleigh City Hall

Lost Treasures

View some beautiful architecture lost to fire, neglect or demolition in the name of modernizing.



A Lost Treasure...

A true lost treasure. The Women's Baptist College [now Meredith College] which stood at the corner of Edenton & Blount Streets, Raleigh, NC circa 1907 - later the Mansion Park Hotel. Purchased in 1951 by the State of North Carolina and demolished in 1967 for a parking lot. Today the site remains a parking lot.

What is an architectural treasure?

An architectural treasure can be any type of architecture,  residential or commercial, a unique neighborhood or a district. In short, the structure or area must be architecturally significant for the period and place in which it was built, it must be at least fifty years old, and/or have had a prominent designer, resident or other unique function or distinguishing character. 

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