The North Carolina State Fair Commercial and Educational Buildings are in the Mediterranean Revival style. They were designed by the firm of Atwood and Weeks and are emblematic of the role of agriculture in the economy of North Carolina and the tradition of state fairs begun in 1853. A pair of towers flank the Baroque-arched entrances to the large stucco-covered buildings which are trimmed with multicolored terra cotta tiles.

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

North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Mediterranean Revival


Atwood and Weeks

Local/National Designations
Raleigh Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places



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