Thanks to those who attended the project update community meeting on September 13. Please visit the meeting summary page to view the meeting recording, download presentation slides, sign up to be alerted about future community meetings, and access the city’s previous Raleigh Roots/Culture Town project oral history interviews.
The Planning and Development Department, in partnership with the Raleigh Historic Development Commission and consultant Mary Ruffin Hanbury, is conducting an architectural survey to identify places important to Black history and heritage in Raleigh. The project focus is from 1945-1975 and will include a list of significant historic places (both existing and lost), with a special emphasis on churches, entertainment venues, the Civil Rights movement, Black architects and builders, and the Biltmore Hills neighborhood. Finally, it will recommend buildings and sites that are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
What is an architectural survey?
- Primarily a tool used to form a comprehensive understanding of a community’s heritage and to develop an inventory of important historic resources.
- Provides a list of the types, styles, and features of each historic resource present in the study area.
- Can also include an analysis of cultural landscape resources such as parks, public spaces, roads, cemeteries, and natural resources present in the community.
- Date Range:
- Project Lead:
Tania Georgiou Tully
Mary Ruffin Hanbury