Carolina Trust/Mahler Buildings

The 1876 Romanesque Revival Mahler Building originally housed a jewelry store and offices. The Carolina Trust Building is a 1902 Colonial Revival bank. McLellan's Five & Dime Store purchased first the Carolina Trust, then the Mahler Building, combining them in 1932 into one large store with a unified storefront. While the storefronts of both buildings have been remodeled repeatedly, upper stories retain original distinction. The Mahler Building has characteristic round-arch windows with bracketed metal caps and keystones. Carolina Trust, a more restrained Classical style, displays less texture and fewer curves than its neighbor.

Date: 1902 and 1876, respectively

Images

Carolina Trust/Mahler Buildings, 2009 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Carolina Trust/Mahler Buildings, 1920 Image courtesy of Carolina Trust/Mahler Buildings.
Carolina Trust/Mahler Buildings, date unknown Fayetteville Street Mall Elevation. Image courtesy of Mahler Building LD Report.
Carolina Trust/Mahler Buildings, date unknown Fayetteville Street Mall Storefront. Image courtesy of Mahler Building LD Report.
Carolina Trust/Mahler Buildings, date unknown Image courtesy of Mahler Building LD Report.
Carolina Trust/Mahler Buildings, date unknown Martin Street Elevation. Image courtesy of Mahler Building LD Report.
Carolina Trust/Mahler Buildings, date unknown Salisbury Street Elevation. Image courtesy of Mahler Building LD Report.

Location

228-232 Fayetteville Street

Metadata

RHDC, “Carolina Trust/Mahler Buildings,” Raleigh Historic, accessed December 8, 2022, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/38.