The mission of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Raleigh’s historic resources.
Henry L Kamphoefner House
N.C. State's School of Design Dean Henry Kamphoefner, working with architect and professor George Matsumoto, designed this house for his own family. An ardent admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright, Kamphoefner incorporated typical Wrightian features. The closed-off street facade belies an openness to the landscape that is gloriously evident in back. There, window walls dissolve the separation between indoors and outdoors, a feeling literally underscored by flagstone floors that flow from the dining room to the patio overlooking the Carolina Country Club golf course. A substantial 2003 bedroom addition by Robert P. Burns, an early School of Design graduate, is faithful to the original intent. Private residence.
Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)
On December 3 Raleigh City Council adopted ordinances designating the John & Belle Anderson House, the William & Georgia Holleman House, and the Merrimon-Wynne House as Raleigh Historic Landmarks...READ MORE
Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)
This fall the City will install new street signage that will replace the white and blue oval sign toppers in the historic overlay districts. READ MORE
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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.