View of the exterior of the historic Mordecai house

Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHL)

Information regarding requests for historic landmark designation in Raleigh.

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What is a landmark? Historic Landmark Applications

What is a landmark?

A local historic landmark is an individual building, structure, site, area, or object that is recognized by official designation. The property must be deemed and found by the RHDC to be of historical, prehistorical, architectural, archaeological, and/or cultural significance, and to possess integrity of design, setting, workmanship, materials, feeling and/or association.

There are many steps to the historic landmark application process. Check out this brochure to learn more. 

Historic Landmark Applications

Applications for Raleigh Historic Landmark designation are reviewed, and recommendations are made by the Raleigh Historic Development Commission (RHDC). However, the final decision is made by City Council.

Applications are also reviewed by the State Historic Preservation Office. Applications include a report on the history of the property as well as photographs.

Case # Address and Proposed Name Status Staff
HLD-0001-2021 516 E Jones Street, Thompson-Jones-Anderson-Allen House Designated by City Council 10/05/21 Tully
HLD-0002-2021 1322 Mordecai Drive, Mordecai Whitehall House Designated by City Council 6/7/22 Kinane
HLD-0003-2021 2822 Van Dyke Avenue, Pitysmont  Designated by City Council 6/7/22


HLD-0001-2022 2501 Glenwood Avenue, William Henley and Elizabeth Deitrick House RHDC (deferred by applicant 4/8/23)


Applications processed prior to August 1, 2021 are not listed in the above table. Please contact the Historic Preservation Team for more information. 



Historic Preservation Team

Planning and Development
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Historic Preservation