Located on the campus of St. Mary's School, Smedes Hall is a three-and one-half story Greek Revival brick building. Originally built for the boys' school and called Main Hall, Smedes was renamed in honor of the Reverend Aldert Smedes, first rector and president of Saint Mary's School. It has been used as a multi-purpose building since the girls' school opened in 1842.

Photo by Michael Zirkle Photography
© Raleigh Historic Development Commission

900 Hillsborough Street
Greek Revival


William S. Drummond
Charles E. Hartge (20th-century portico replacement)

Local/National Designations

Raleigh Historic Landmark

National Register of Historic Places


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