Goodnight Raleigh - a look at the art, architecture, history, and people of the city at night

Greetings from Raleigh

One of the most iconic of all postcard styles, this is Raleigh’s version of “Greetings from …” Each letter features a unique landmark from across the Capital, with NC State’s Bell Tower featured most prominently on the front.

KEYS TO VIEWS ON OTHER SIDE:–

R — Capitol
A — Library, NC State College
L — Confederate Monument
E — Wake County Court House
I — Birthplace of Andrew Johnson
G — Meredith College
H — Chief Justice Building

PUB. BY RALEIGH NEWS AGENCY, RALEIGH, NC
NATURAL COLOR POST CARD MADE IN U.S.A. BY E.C. KROPP CO., MILWAUKEE, WIS. (ADY)

Although there is no date on the card, you can get a good idea of when it was published based on the buildings and names on the front. The Court House featured on the front was torn down in 1967, and NC State changed its name to North Carolina State University at Raleigh in 1965. It goes back even further though, as it shows Brooks Hall when it was originally D.H. Hill Library. D.H. Hill moved to its current location in 1953, so this postcard goes back at least 60 years, but likely more.

Perhaps a typography historian out there can wager a guess on the postcard’s date according to how it looks.


Discuss Raleigh

  • Recent Comments:

    • Marilyn Lassiter: I am looking for nice but odd formal wear jacket for my husband, black & white size 54 long. I...
    • Judy Allen: A book: Haven on the Hill by Marjorie O’Rorke details the history of Dorthea Dix Hospital,...
    • Jim: Hello John! I am wondering if The Underground entrance behind Johnson Lambe is still open, or if anyone knows if...
    • Ron Yorgason: Wow, thanks for your research. I just had my first visit to the Dorothea Dix grounds this weekend with...
    • Charles: I will guess that many will remember the effect John Peden had on Raleigh when he rode into town on a...
    • Steve: There may have been other groups that called themselves ‘Tunnel Rats’ but we were just a loose...
    • Jake: Can somebody explain more about this Sandworm and Tunnel Rat thing? It sounds super neat!
    • Clement Matthews: My mother grew up at 608 New Bern Ave and she would visit the home as a child. She also played in...


  •