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Where in Raleigh? (Scavenger Hunt #1) [UPDATE: 09/25]

Image courtesy of/copyright NCSU Special Collections.

In the mid 1950s when the photo was taken, the building above was just built and the new home of Southeastern Radio Supply. If you know where this building is, then you’ve got a chance of finding a hidden package.

UPDATE: Keith Ritchie found the package located in Downtown Raleigh.

The building has been modified a few times and is not currently in good condition, but it is still standing in the Downtown Raleigh area.

What’s Inside

The package contains three City-Blox: One of Dorton Arena (it’s almost fair season), one of the Raleighwood sign that was once on Hillsborough Street, and one of another building from the same architect that designed the Southeastern Radio Supply store featured here.

Finding it

The package is about 6″ long, and is hidden on the same block as this building. It is located outdoors–it won’t be inside any building. There is no need to disturb plant life or damage private property to find it.

In order to keep this somewhat challenging, if commenting on this article, please do not guess the location.

If you find the package, please let us know so the challenge can be closed. Once found, this article will be updated.

Good luck!

Update 09/25

The package was hidden inside a cinder block that was on this back loading dock.

The building was designed by Milton Small early in his career. It now has a rock wall as well as a corrugated composite material exterior, with fading paint that now appears pink.

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