Murphey School

Designed by architect James M. Kennedy, this three-story classically inspired brick building is the oldest standing public school building in Raleigh and one of the few remaining examples of this academic style. Murphey School played a significant role in the history of the civil rights movement when it became the site of the first public school integration in Raleigh on September 6, 1960.

Date: 1916

Images

Murphey School, 2009

Murphey School, 2009

Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club. View File Details Page

Murphey School, 2009

Murphey School, 2009

Auditorium. Image courtesy of L. Toledo, Capital City Camera Club. View File Details Page

Murphey School, 1993

Murphey School, 1993

Image courtesy of Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection. View, Murphey School, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina. Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides). Preservation North Carolina. July 30, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh2088pnc003. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials. View File Details Page

Murphey School, 1993

Murphey School, 1993

Image courtesy of Preservation North Carolina. View File Details Page

Street Address:

433 North Person Street [map]

Cite this Page:

RHDC, “Murphey School,” Raleigh Historic, accessed June 23, 2017, http://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/97.
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