Raleigh Historic Landmarks

The purpose of Raleigh Historic Landmark designation is to recognize and preserve the character of the city's individual historic resources. The process involves RHDC recommendation of the resource to the City Council in public hearing, after which the council may choose to adopt an ordinance designating the property a historic landmark.

Raleigh Historic Landmark designation is an effective step in preventing demolition and carries with it significant tax benefits.

Early Development, Prior to 1830

Antebellum and Civil War Period, 1831-1865

Late Nineteenth Century, 1866-1899

Early Twentieth Century, 1900-1945

Late Twentieth Century, 1946-1999

Raleigh Historic Overlay Districts

Raleigh's community character is shaped by its historic communities and their architecture. Local historic district designation is achieved through the implementation of historic district overlay zoning. Communities eligible for this zoning layer have historic, cultural, architectural, neighborhood and or community significance in Raleigh. Local historic district nominations are reviewed by the public and designated by the City Council.


This entry is about Historic Resources in Raleigh. Initial information provided by the Raleigh Historic Development Commission. You can find more entries about Raleigh's historic resources here