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Crabtree Jones House Open for Public Tours This Week!

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Now is your chance to tour a Raleigh architectural treasure. Through the efforts of Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the historic Crabtree Jones House was rescued from demolition and moved to a site nearby earlier this year.

Public tours of the relocated structure will be held this Thursday, July 31, 5-8 pm, with a repeat tour on Sunday, August 3, 1-4 pm. This may be your last opportunity to explore both the exterior and interior of this gem of Federal style architecture. More details follow below.

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Last Chance to Save a Modernist Icon by G. Milton Small, Jr.

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The former Northwestern Mutual Insurance Building at 3515 Glenwood Avenue is living on borrowed time. The building I wrote about in 2008, G. Milton Small – My Favorite Architect, is scheduled for demolition unless a tenant steps forward to lease the space.

George Smart of North Carolina Modernist Houses is leading an effort to save this magnificent building, and will hold an open house at the site on May 7th, from 4:30-7:00 PM.

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Walk Raleigh: Take a Guided ‘Walk and Talk’ Tour Downtown This Weekend

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A note from the publisher: We would like to introduce our first guest contributor, Lauren Pritchett. Lauren is a native of the Triangle area and attended NC State University. She currently lives in Raleigh’s Cameron Park neighborhood with her husband and their dog, Quailford. Aside from blogging about life in Raleigh, Lauren works as an account manager for a web marketing firm.

Exploring Raleigh’s Historic Business District

Storytelling is vital to historic preservation in our community. We can put forth all of the money and effort to keep a structure sound, but without the avid storytellers, these structures would not hold the time-tested significance that they deserve. That’s one of the reasons that I, like so many of my Raleigh neighbors, am so fond of Goodnight Raleigh. The Goodnight Raleigh community brings awareness to our city’s fascinating past, which makes us more thoughtful when planning for the future.

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Main Building, Agricultural and Mechanical Arts University, Raleigh, N.C.
by Raleigh Boy

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Students are returning to college campuses in Raleigh this week, so Flashback Friday takes the opportunity to jump in our time machine and visit the campus of NC State University of more than 100 years ago.

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