The Tucker Carriage House, a rare surviving building of this type, escaped the 1968 demolition of the Rufus Sylvester Tucker Mansion, and has unusually detailed features for an outbuilding. The patterned shingle walls and multi-colored slate roof are typical of the Queen Anne style. Rufus Tucker was a wealthy local merchant and the carriage house not only served as stables but may have assisted his mercantile operations. There was a large amount of storage space and numerous stalls for mules and horses.
The building survived a second demolition threat and was rescued through a joint effort by the City of Raleigh and Arts Together. Today the latter uses the building as its offices and studios.
|116 St. Mary's Street|
|Late Nineteenth Century|
Raleigh Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places