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Raleigh’s City Market Turns 100 Years Old

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One hundred years ago, on September 30, 1914,  a familiar downtown landmark — Raleigh’s City Market — opened its doors to the public. Join us this week in celebrating the centenary of this historic and venerable market house.

A centennial celebration will take place at City Market on Moore Square this Friday, October 3, beginning at 4pm. The party will feature live music, street performers, and a special menu by Big Ed Watkins (Big Ed’s Restaurant) and Paul Reams (Smoked Out ‘n’ Fried). ‘City Market Centennial Ale’ will be offered by Triangle Brewing Co. The festivities will run until 11pm.

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Raleigh, Then and Now: Nehi Bottling Company

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Bottom photo courtesy North Carolina State Archives.

This week we revisit Nehi Bottling Company. A great deal has changed in the short time since our last Then and Now post  featuring this building, so we decided to give it another go. Since then, the building was purchased by James A. Goodnight who is becoming known for his extensive and detailed building restorations in Raleigh.

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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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12th Annual Raleigh Home Movie Day — Oct. 18, 2014
by Raleigh Boy

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Do you have old home movies stashed away in your family vault? Ever wondered what’s on them, their condition, or how to take care of them? Then bring your family’s 8mm, Super 8 or 16mm home movies, VHS and Video8/Hi8 video tapes to the 12th annual Raleigh Home Movie Day, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Just what might have been filmed by our parents with their old movie cameras back in the day?

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Morning View 101514
by Bryan Regan

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  • Rex Hospital, Raleigh, N.C.
    by Raleigh Boy

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    This week on Flashback Friday we showcase a postcard image every Raleigh native will recognize — the venerable Rex Hospital. Although the building no longer functions as such, and has been repurposed as an office facility by the State of North Carolina, the building still reigns proudly overlooking St. Mary’s St.

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