Photo by David Strevel, Capital City Camera Club
Courtesy of Preservation North Carolina

Wakestone was built in 1920 as the home of Josephus Daniels,  Daniels was the publisher and editor of the Raleigh News & Observer (1894-1933),  Secretary of the Navy (1913-21) under President Woodrow Wilson and Ambassador to Mexico (1933-41) under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The house was built in the Neoclassical style and constructed of Wake County quarry stones. This National Historic Landmark has been home to the Masonic Temple of Raleigh since 1950.

Additional information about Josephus Daniels and Wakestone is available on the National Park Service website.


1520 Caswell St, Raleigh NC


Neoclassical/Georgian Revival
Local/National Designations

Raleigh Historic Landmark

National Register of Historic Places

National Historic Landmark