2539 S. Saunders Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: (919) 863-0091
Fax: (919) 821-4483
A city location for Muslim worship and other services.
The Estey Hall popular as the oldest building surviving at Shaw, is a late Victorian style structure. Also known as the first building constructed for the higher education of the black women in the United States. The women attended the lectures at the Estey Hall in different fields such as music, art, religion and economic. The hall stood strong for almost 100 years to the Shaw university.
Established in the year 1907, it is a historic neighborhood in Raleigh, North Carolina. It has over 250 houses, 12 streets and seven entrances to the neighborhood. It is named after William S. Boylan, a publisher from New Jersey. A rock band The Connells produced an album named Boylan Heights in the year 1987. The neighborhood features predominance of wood, bungalows, Classical and Colonial revival houses, trees, sidewalks, and so on. It projects original architectural values of beauty and elegance.
The Raleigh Convention and Conference Center complex is a multi-purpose facility center. Everything from conventions, trade shows and conferences to inaugural balls are hosted here. The Center can accommodate events for 50 to 5000 people in its 500,000-square-foot (46,000-square meter) building. A Marriott hotel is conveniently located next door to provide accommodations.
This magnificent performing arts facility offers entertainment in five specialized venues. The Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, built in 1932, holds about 2277 and is the grand dame of Carolina theaters. The huge chandeliers, floating staircases and comfy, over-sized seats enhance the experience. The Meymandi Concert Hall is an acoustic titan and home to the North Carolina Symphony. It also plays host to renowned musicians and performers from around the globe. The Fletcher Opera Theater hosts performances by such groups as the Carolina Ballet and The National Opera Company. The Kennedy Theater seats 170 and offers a unique experience found in the venue's nontraditional performances. Finally the Lichtin Plaza is a two-acre (one-hectare) outdoor venue which hosts both public and private events.
This historic mansion stands still despite facing hardships in the American Civil War. Montfort Hall retains its Italian design and original charm. Some of the architectural highlights of this structure include a rotunda, Corinthian columns and stained-glass windows. It is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Raleigh region of North Carolina is bequeathed with a monumental district in the form of the Fayetteville Street Historic District. It is inclusive of blocks from the south part of West Hargett Street, north side of the West Martin Street, and from South Salisbury Street. The district constitutes of mainly commercial establishments. A distinctive highlight is that 11 of its buildings are actively listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also, the introduction of a skyscraper boom was caused due to the Modernist towers in 1960s.
In Downtown Raleigh, the Moore Square is the place to go to if you want a taste of the local culture. Named after the former State Attorney General Alfred E. Moore, this square started as a gathering place, then, through its course in history, it gradually grew in importance in the community. It became the place in the city, where all the major, and even the seemingly minor, cultural events were held. From Farmer's Markets to the bigger events like the World Beer Festival and Artsplosure, the Moore Square retains its place as a focal point for culture in Raleigh.
It seems fitting that the official symbol for the city of Raleigh, known as the City of Oaks, should be a giant acorn. Located at the busy Moore Square, the acorn is a true local icon. Made entirely of copper, the acorn was created by David Benson, a local sculptor. The acorn weighs a massive 1,250 pounds (566 kilograms) and is a major aspect of the yearly New Years Celebration, during which it is shifted from the park to the Civic Center Plaza where it is dropped by a crane in a spectacle emulating the Times Square Ball.
Colonel Joel Lane played a key role in North Carolina's transition from county to state and Raleigh's capital city status. Later known as "The Father of Raleigh," he constructed this establishment in the 1760s in a primarily rural location, making it a recipient of admiration. Owned and restored by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, the manor houses a unique collection of artifacts, paintings and furniture that archetypes 18th-century living. The historic site has accolades aplenty to its credit, and guided tours to the museum attract throngs of locals, tourists, historians and educational organizations. The manicured lawns and verdant gardens make for a serene backdrop.
Named after Alfred Moore, the Moore Square Historic District is featured on the National Register of Historic Places. This district consists of East Hargett Street, formerly Black Main Street, City Market, Marbles Kids Museum and IMAX Theater. Various programs and community events are organised here such as the Raleigh Art Festival, movie in the park and farmers market. All of these activities makes this area lively and a must-visit destination when in town.
This stone and brick historic structure holds major significance in Raleigh. Along with being constructed as a municipal water service, it also came to be used as an adaptive reuse. The Colonial Revival tower supported a massive water tank. The Raleigh Water Tank was the city's first water tower.