Peace College, Main Building

Peace Institute, chartered in 1857, was named for William Peace, who contributed eight acres and $10,000 toward the establishment of a Presbyterian school for girls. The Main Building is an impressive Greek Revival structure with Italianate accents. Used during the Civil War as a hospital, it then became a Freedman's Bureau. During Reconstruction, the building was reclaimed for use as a girls' school.

Date: ca. 1861

Images

Peace College, 2010 Image courtesy of J. Schwaller, Capital City Camera Club.
Peace College, 2010 Image courtesy of J. Schwaller, Capital City Camera Club.
Peace College, 1907 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives and History.
Peace College, 1926 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives and History.
Peace College, 1926 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives and History.
Peace College, 1980 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Peace College, date unknown Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Peace College, date unknown Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Peace College, 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.

Location

15 East Peace Street

Metadata

RHDC, “Peace College, Main Building,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/17.