The City of Raleigh Museum will host Goodnight Raleigh’s publisher and history editor, Raleigh Boy, this week for a photo presentation on Raleigh’s lost architectural treasures. The event will take place at the COR Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Wednesday, March 11, at 7.00 pm in the museum’s gallery. Admission is free.
Whether you are a Raleigh native, longtime resident, or newcomer, and have an interest in our city’s architecture and history, you don’t want to miss this event. Raleigh Boy wrote his master’s thesis on Raleigh’s history, works in the photography collections unit at the state archives, and has spent more than 45 years photographing and studying the Capital City’s rich past. Please join us Wednesday evening for what is sure to be an eye-opening presentation on Raleigh’s lost architectural heritage.
Here is just a sampling of the lost landmarks we will explore. How many do you recognize?
Carter Braxton Harrison villa. Built 1860. Demolished 1962.
Academy of Music Opera House. Built 1892. Demolished 1959.
Octavius Coke mansion. Built ca 1879. Demolished ca 1950.
Baptist Female University. Built 1895-97. Demolished 1967.
Raleigh City Hall and Auditorium. Built 1910. Demolished 1960.
Duncan Cameron Mansion. Built 1835. Demolished 1938.
Nazareth Catholic Orphanage. Built ca 1900. Demolished ca 1978.
Thomas Kenan Residence. Built ca 1890. Demolished 1950.
Tucker Building. Built 1900. Demolished 1966.
Demolition of the central pavilion, Dorothea Dix Hospital. Built 1850. Demolished 1951.
Lost Raleigh, a photo presentation of Raleigh’s lost architectural treasures
March 11, 2015
City of Raleigh Museum
220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC