The mission of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Raleigh’s historic resources.
Designed by architect A. G. Bauer, Norburn Terrace is an excellent example of Victorian-era residential design. Originally sited on a fifteen-acre tract carved from the Mordecai Plantation, Norburn Terrace boasted picturesque grounds with meandering walks. Although the grounds have been much reduced in size, the house still presents a romantic complexity with its three-story central tower and rambling porch. 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.