Raleigh Banking And Trust Company Building (Raleigh Building)

The Raleigh Building, one of downtown Raleigh's remaining early-twentieth-century skyscrapers, was not originally a skyscraper at all. Atlanta architect Philip Thornton Mayre designed a three-story base with load-bearing exterior masonry walls and an interior steel frame in 1913. In 1928, the H. A. Underwood firm designed the second phase of eight stories with a steel-frame skeleton and brick-veneer walls. In 1935-36, the lower three stories were updated with a Moderne look and the interior was remodeled. The building houses retail and other commercial uses at the ground floor and office space above.

Date: 1913, 1928-29, 1935-36

Images

Raleigh Banking And Trust Company Building, 2009

Raleigh Banking And Trust Company Building, 2009

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

Raleigh Banking and Trust Company, 1913

Raleigh Banking and Trust Company, 1913

Front of a Postcard. Image Courtesy of Raleigh Boy, Goodnight Raleigh. View File Details Page

Raleigh Banking and Trust Company Building, date unknown

Raleigh Banking and Trust Company Building, date unknown

CPL Offices. Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives. View File Details Page

Raleigh Banking and Trust Company Building, 1900-1930s

Raleigh Banking and Trust Company Building, 1900-1930s

Image Courtesy of the Albertype Co. Collection of North Carolina Photographs (P0074), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. View File Details Page

Street Address:

5 West Hargett Street [map]

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RHDC, “Raleigh Banking And Trust Company Building (Raleigh Building),” Raleigh Historic, accessed June 23, 2017, http://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/83.
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