One of downtown Raleigh's few remaining early twentieth-century skyscrapers, this ten-story building designed by the Atlanta architectural firm of G. Lloyd Preacher and Company is Raleigh's first 1920s tall office building. It is brick-veneered with classical detailing, some of which is glazed terra cotta. Dedicated in May 1924, this office building was constructed as a permanent temple for the Grand Lodge I.O.O.F. of North Carolina and as a rental facility, money from which was used to operate the lodge's orphanage.

Photo by Michael Zirkle Photography
© Raleigh Historic Development Commission

19 West Hargett Street
Neoclassical/Chicago School


G. Lloyd Preacher and Company
John E. Beaman Construction Co.

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


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