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The Beautifully Modern Municipal Building — Raleigh, North Carolina

Summer 1973 — A day in the life of Ruth and Don and Mother and Claris and Debs. While on a day trip to Raleigh, ‘Debs’ picked up this postcard depicting our city’s ‘beautifully modern municipal building’ and mailed it to friends in Rochester, NY.

July 19th — Hi! Surprised? Traveled to N.C. by train arriving @ Southern Pines about 5 mi. from Whispering Pines where Ruth & Don live — on July 5th. Ruth & I are in Raleigh for the day. She is @ the state library archives looking up geneology for a cousin of Don’s. Mother is fairly well. Ruth & Don will be driving me to Pa. on Aug. 6th. They’ll go on to� visit Don’s sister & Claris will meet me in Towanda. After visiting our cemetery lot near Towanda, I’ll be in Palmyra until Aug. 14th. Will be driving to Syracuse & to Watertown area — Will certainly give you a call to at least say “hi” — I miss having my own car but the gasoline situation inspired my train travel.
Such beautiful country around Whis. Pines. Love it & am being real lazy.
Love — Debs

Raleigh’s beautifully modern Municipal Building, designed by the renowned modernist architect G. Milton Small, was built in 1960. After 50 years of service to the City of Raleigh, it’s fate is now uncertain — it may be destroyed.

This classic photochrome postcard was published by Aerial Photography Services of Charlotte, N.C. in 1966.

It was printed in New York by the Dexter Press.

Thomas Dexter Press�� 1934-1980
West Nyack, NY

Printer of a wide variety of postcards subjects as linens and photochromes. Thomas A. Dexter was the inventor of gang printing. The Company merged with MWM Color Press in 1980 to become MWM Dexter, and they moved to Aurora, MO.

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