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.
*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.