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Yarborough House, Raleigh, N.C.

I love the message on this postcard — “Bunk here tonight. A fairly good hotel.” Actually the famed Yarborough House was Raleigh’s premier lodging and social gathering spot from its establishment in the 1850s until its destruction by fire in 1928.

Apparently, ‘M’ never mailed this card.

The image seen here was based on a photo in the H.H. Brimley photo Collection in the N.C. State Archives.

Are there any Goodnight Raleigh readers who happen to know where this hotel once stood, and what occupies the site today?


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