The mission of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Raleigh’s historic resources.
Lucy Catherine Moore Capehart, daughter of a prominent state legislator, had this imposing brick house with elaborate wood and stone ornamentation built on then-fashionable N. Wilmington Street. Designed by A. G. Bauer, it is one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture remaining in Raleigh. Gables, dormers, turrets, and intricately corbelled chimneys punctuate the irregular roofline. The state and the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina moved the house to N. Blount Street.
*National Register of Historic Places
Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)
Raleigh City Council will consider the designation of the John E. & Frances Beaman House as a Raleigh Historic Landmark on June 4, 2013. READ MORE
Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)
The city’s first new HOD in 20 years celebrated its 1st anniversary May 1.
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Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)
After a year-long public effort of updating the Design Guidelines, the draft document is in the hands of the City Attorney prior to going to the RHDC and City Council for formal adoption.