Raleigh Historic

A project by RHDC

Raleigh Historic is a free mobile app which curates Raleigh's landscape through the use of geo-located historical text and archival images. Raleigh Historic Development Commission, Raleigh Historic allows you to explore the architecture, places,and people that have shaped the city's history. As the site develops, archival film, oral history and other audio, as well as short documentary videos will be included. Raleigh Historic is available in the iOS App Store and the Google Play Android App Market.

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Gethsemane Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 501 South Person Street was the first SDA church, black or white, established in Raleigh. Many of Gethsemane’s elders and pastors went on to become…

The Owen and Dorothy Smith House is significant for its Modernist architectural design. Architect Owen Smith’s remarkable 74-year career in architecture and related building trades began in1938 with…

The Anna Riddick House is a distinctive mid-twentieth-century Georgian Revival-style residence designed for a single woman. New York architect William Dewey Foster worked closely with Anna Riddick to…

The ca. 1895 Horton-Beckham-Bretsch House is a bold and now rare example of the Eastlake cottage style in Raleigh. The crowning feature of the house is its front porch with Eastlake-style details…