The mission of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Raleigh’s historic resources.
North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Cottage
In 1886, this two-story frame farmhouse stood on ten acres well beyond the city limits. The Agricultural Experiment Station conducted research on tobacco, cotton, rice, and pea crops as well as on fertilizer, soil properties, insect control, and poultry science. City limits eventually expanded west to include the station; after 1926, suburban development surrounded the farmhouse. While the house is closely flanked by subdivision houses, it stands out distinctly in the streetscape with its deeper setback and eclectic Victorian architectural design featuring elements of the Gothic Revival, Italianate, and Queen Anne styles.
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)
The City's new UDO took effect September 1. With that comes a few process changes for Major Work COA Applications and an updated application form. Check out the COA process page on the City's website for more information. New! Approved Minor Work applications available on City web portal here.