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Methodist Orphanage, Raleigh, N.C.

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Flashback Friday this week revisits a postcard view of Raleigh’s former Methodist Orphanage. So, given that, then, let’s mix it up a bit and take a closer look at the message written on the back of this week’s card, rather than the building itself.

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Fayetteville St. Looking South, Raleigh, N.C.

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Buggies, streetcars and a classic horseless carriage — a vision of  Raleigh’s Fayetteville Street of more than a century ago. This week Flashback Friday features this nostalgic postcard view of  North Carolina’s Main Street .

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Bicentennial Plaza and Legislative Building, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Flashback Friday gives you an aerial view of Bicentennial Plaza this week. So let’s take a peek at how the area transitioned from residential enclave to state government complex over the last 130 years — from the air.

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