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High School, Raleigh, N.C.

Raleigh High School_web

Our Flashback Friday postcard this week depicts a rare view of a long-lost Raleigh landmark — Raleigh High School. This was Raleigh’s first public high school, and was erected on W. Morgan St. between the city water tower and First Presbyterian Church in 1907.


Hotel Wiley, Raleigh, N.C. (Located in residential section of city)

Wiley Hotel_web

This week Flashback Friday makes a quick stop at Raleigh’s Hotel Wiley. The old hotel itself is now long gone, but there is yet a tangible connection with the building’s first occupant and today’s Wake County Public Schools.


‘In Days of Auld Lang Syne’ — Chronicling the Last Days of Hugh Morson High School

I took this photo of Hugh Morson High School with my Kodak Instamatic in late February, 1966 — the beginning of the end.

As we move into a new year, many of us can’t help but to think about old acquaintances and reflect on things past. A beloved friend I’ll never forget was Hugh Morson High School.


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