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Oberlin originated as a freedman’s village, established by blacks after Emancipation. Oral tradition holds that some purchased land from whites as early as the 1860s, others were given land by the…

A government town grows with the establishment of several enduring institutions Raleigh's growth in this period included a small expansion of its city limits, the development of the commercial…

Add a thriving dining-out culture to Raleigh’s downtown revitalization and you get a bounty of restaurants populating the city’s established streetscapes. This often involves adaptive use of older…

Developed from 1792 through 1950s Two centuries of Raleigh's history are represented in the architecture of the Capitol Square Historic District The most prominent building in the Capitol…

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Raleigh Historic is a free mobile app which curates Raleigh's landscape through the use of geo-located historical text and archival images. As the site develops, archival film, oral history and other audio, as well as short documentary videos will be included. Raleigh Historic is available in the iOS App Store and the Google Play Android App Market.