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A Storied Structure: The Heck Andrews House — Inside Out

8x10 black glass ambrotype. c. February 2015

8″x10″ black glass ambrotype c. 2014 by Ian F.G. Dunn

What’s inside?
Generally speaking, this question has been nibbling at our collective elbows for millennia. What we can’t see, what we can’t quite imagine, possesses us with wonder. From the ancient pyramids to that perfectly good golf ball you destroyed at age 13, we just have to know what’s inside — we just have to. Many have wondered what opulence, or perhaps squalor, lie within the walls of the Heck-Andrews House on Blount Street.

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Local History Through the Camera Lens

Century Films Header

Get a unique glimpse into North Carolina’s past through a special highlights screening of films from Raleigh’s own Century Film Studios (1950s-1980s). Century’s owner, local cinematographer O.B. Garris (formerly of WNAO and WRAL) was a prolific cameraman, photographer, and filmmaker. See below for a partial list of Century Film Studio’s work that will be screened at this event.
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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

State Archives of North Carolina photo

State Archives of North Carolina photo

This Monday, August 31, 2015, marks the 100th anniversary of this now-famous photo of Raleigh Times newsboys. The top story of the day was the appointment of Robert L. Gray, a Raleigh native who had started his career with The News & Observer, as the new editor of The Times.

The newsboys photograph was taken on the Hargett Street sidewalk in front of the Raleigh Times Building by long-time Raleigh photographer Albert Barden, whose entire collection of more than 20,000 negatives is housed in the State Archives of North Carolina.

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Raleigh, Capitol of N.C.
by Raleigh Boy

Capitol_elevated view_web

This week Flashback Friday soars high above Raleigh’s beloved State Capitol. The sophisticated 19th century Greek Revival building has stood on this spot for 175 years. We’ll also take a peek at the history of this building and its predecessors. So climb aboard and enjoy the flight!

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