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

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5 West Hargett Street