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More Questions Than Answers: The Cobbler on Davie Street

Shoemaker S. M. Jones on E. Davie St. ca. 1926  From the Albert Barden Collection,  State Archives of NC (N.53.16.6674)

Shoemaker S. M. Jones on E. Davie St. ca. 1926
From the Albert Barden Collection, State Archives of NC (N.53.16.6674)

Very little was known about this photograph until Special Collections staff at State Archives decided to take a closer look — quite literally. Under high magnification and some considerable squinting, the sign above the man standing in the doorway was found to read “S. M. Jones” — beside it, a crudely painted boot.

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Throwback Thursday — Moving the Garland Tucker House

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Person Street is home to several stately homes, but one in particular wasn’t always on Person Street. The Garland Tucker house at 414 N. Person Street once sat precisely one block west at 420 N. Blount Street. With all of the growth downtown over the past few years, there has been an increased interest in Raleigh’s older architecture — specifically what we’ve lost.

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You Are Invited to Explore ‘Lost Raleigh’ This Wednesday!

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The City of Raleigh Museum will host Goodnight Raleigh’s publisher and history editor, Raleigh Boy, this week for a photo presentation on Raleigh’s lost architectural treasures. The event will take place at the COR Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Wednesday, March 11, at 7.00 pm in the museum’s gallery. Admission is free.

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Fayetteville St. Looking South, Raleigh, N.C.
by Raleigh Boy

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Buggies, streetcars and a classic horseless carriage — a vision of  Raleigh’s Fayetteville Street of more than a century ago. This week Flashback Friday features this nostalgic postcard view of  North Carolina’s Main Street .

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