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Raleigh, Capitol of N.C.

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This week Flashback Friday soars high above Raleigh’s beloved State Capitol. The sophisticated 19th century Greek Revival building has stood on this spot for 175 years. We’ll also take a peek at the history of this building and its predecessors. So climb aboard and enjoy the flight!

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Martin Street and Park Hotel, Looking East, Raleigh, N.C.

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This beautifully tinted depiction of the Park Hotel on Nash Square is our featured postcard on Flashback Friday this week. The image harkens back to simpler times in Raleigh of more than a century ago.

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North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh. N.C.

NCDAH Building_web

A couple years ago we led our readers on a postcard tour of the state government buildings that encircle Capitol Square. This week Flashback Friday ventures a block away, and brings you a profile of the State Library and Archives Building.

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