Our Mission

The mission of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Raleigh’s historic resources.

Common Beauty

Common Beauty: History of the Physical Form and Uses of Moore Square

On June 11, 2009 the Raleigh Historic Districts Commission (RHDC) released the report Common Beauty: History of the Physical Form and Uses of Moore Square. Focused solely on the Square itself and the portions of blocks that face the Square, the report relates the history of Moore Square's physical form and past uses. The 18-page report is a full-color document comprised of historic maps and interesting glimpses into Moore Square's storied past.

The report was intended to inform the Moore Square Design Competition , an initiative undertaken by a project team organized and led by the Raleigh departments of City Planning and Parks and Recreation.

Common Beauty 

*The scope of work is focused solely on the Square itself and the portions of blocks that face the Square.

Copyright Raleigh Historic Districts Commission, 2009.

Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

Oberlin Village was designated a General Historic Overlay District (HOD-G) on February 6, 2018.  READ MORE

 

Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

On October 3, Raleigh City Council adopted ordinances for 4 new Raleigh Historic Landmarks. READ MORE