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.
*National Register of Historic Places
Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)
A joint public hearing with the Raleigh City Council regarding the designation of the John E. & Frances Beaman House as a Raleigh Historic Landmark was held Tuesday, May 7, 2013. READ MORE
Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)
The city’s first new HOD in 20 years celebrates 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.