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.

Photo by J. Schwaller, Capital City Camera Club
Courtesy of Preservation North Carolina



116 St. Mary's Street
Late Nineteenth Century
Queen Anne



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


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