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The Graves-Fields House

The Graves-Fields house is a fine example of the Queen Anne style of Victorian architecture that was dominant at the time of its construction in the mid 1880s. Located in the Oberlin Village area, it was built by freedmen following the Civil War.

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Forgotten Oberlin Village Cemetery

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Tucked away in the woods behind a nondescript building on Raleigh’s busy Oberlin Road is a long-forgotten chunk of inside the beltline real estate. I am speaking of the old Oberlin Village Cemetery.

Few people are aware of its existence now, but this weedy, three-acre graveyard entangled with ivy is the final resting place for many former residents of the once-thriving African-American Community known as Oberlin.

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Community Grocery on Oberlin

This place has been serving hot dogs since the early 1970s, but the building has been around for about 100 years.  It is located in the Oberlin Village area.


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