Briggs Hardware Building

The red brick Briggs Hardware Building is Raleigh's only late-nineteenth-century commercial building to survive essentially unaltered since its construction. Decorative lion heads distinguish the facade of Raleigh's first skyscraper, as do the massive entablature and curvilinear pediment. The building has been renovated for offices and houses the headquarters for the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, also known as Preservation North Carolina.

Date: 1874

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Briggs Hardware Building

Briggs Hardware Building

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Briggs Hardware Building, 1900-1915

Briggs Hardware Building, 1900-1915

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Briggs Hardware Building, 1932

Briggs Hardware Building, 1932

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Briggs Hardware Building, 1980s

Briggs Hardware Building, 1980s

Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission. View File Details Page

Briggs Hardware Building, 2009

Briggs Hardware Building, 2009

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Briggs Hardware, 2009

Briggs Hardware, 2009

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Briggs Hardware Building, date unknown

Briggs Hardware Building, date unknown

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Briggs Hardware Building, date unknown

Briggs Hardware Building, date unknown

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Briggs Hardware Building, 1974

Briggs Hardware Building, 1974

Image courtesy of Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection. Front view, Briggs Hardware Building, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina. Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides). Preservation North Carolina. July 29, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh2069pnc001. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials. View File Details Page

Street Address:

220 Fayetteville Street [map]

Cite this Page:

RHDC, “Briggs Hardware Building,” Raleigh Historic, accessed June 23, 2017, http://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/39.
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