Upcoming Preservation Tour! Don't miss the opportunity to get behind the scenes at historic properties in the Capitol Square Historic District!

May is Preservation Month, and the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is celebrating with a tour of five historic properties in the Capitol Square HD!  The fundraising event is self-guided with the full mobile experience available via the local history app found at  http://www.raleighhistoric.org/

  Historic view of Raleigh Water Tower    Photo from National Register collection, courtesy of North Carolina Division of Archives and History

Historic view of Raleigh Water Tower
Photo from National Register collection, courtesy of North Carolina Division of Archives and History

Have you ever wanted to visit the picturesque Water Tower, one of Raleigh's Historic Landmarks?  Well, this is your chance! The 85' tower was built in 1887 and has been home to Raleigh Water Company and the American Institute of Architects, North Carolina Chapter, to name a few!  It is also one of the city's best examples of adaptive reuse for a building slated for demolition. Come take the tour and learn about Raleigh's unique history in the heart of downtown.  See you there!

  Photo by Michael Zirkle Photography, courtesy of Raleigh Historic Development Commission

Photo by Michael Zirkle Photography, courtesy of Raleigh Historic Development Commission

More information on ticket sales can be found at http://rhdc.org/

More information on Preservation Month can be found here:

https://savingplaces.org/this-place-matters#.VyEQN_krKUk