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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.

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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.

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‘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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