Conceived by W.E. Long Company of Chicago, specialists in bakery design, and built by the Raleigh construction firm of James A. Davidson, the Royal Baking Company is a utilitarian one-story brick building with simple International style detail. Built in 1941 and expanded 1946-1947, this bakery illustrates the period of industrial expansion in Raleigh following the stagnation of the Great Depression. The building is also evidence of a shift in industrial construction away from the urban core along major transportation arteries like Hillsborough Street.

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

3801 Hillsborough Street
1941, 1946-1947


James A. Davidson

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


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