Peace College, Main Building

Peace Institute, chartered in 1857, was named for William Peace, who contributed eight acres and $10,000 toward the establishment of a Presbyterian school for girls. The Main Building is an impressive Greek Revival structure with Italianate accents. Used during the Civil War as a hospital, it then became a Freedman's Bureau. During Reconstruction, the building was reclaimed for use as a girls' school.

Date: ca. 1861

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Peace College, 2010

Peace College, 2010

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Peace College, 2010

Peace College, 2010

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Peace College, 1907

Peace College, 1907

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Peace College, 1926

Peace College, 1926

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Peace College, 1926

Peace College, 1926

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Peace College, 1980

Peace College, 1980

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Peace College, date unknown

Peace College, date unknown

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Peace College, date unknown

Peace College, date unknown

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Peace College, 1900-1930s

Peace College, 1900-1930s

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Street Address:

15 East Peace Street [map]

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RHDC, “Peace College, Main Building,” Raleigh Historic, accessed June 29, 2017, http://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/17.

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