Briggs Hardware Building

The red brick Briggs Hardware Building is Raleigh's only late-nineteenth-century commercial building to survive essentially unaltered since its construction. Decorative lion heads distinguish the facade of Raleigh's first skyscraper, as do the massive entablature and curvilinear pediment. The building has been renovated for offices and houses the headquarters for the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, also known as Preservation North Carolina.

Date: 1874

Images

Briggs Hardware Building
Briggs Hardware Building Image Courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina
Briggs Hardware Building, 1900-1915
Briggs Hardware Building, 1900-1915 Image Courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina
Briggs Hardware Building, 1932
Briggs Hardware Building, 1932 Image Courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina
Briggs Hardware Building, 1980s
Briggs Hardware Building, 1980s Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Briggs Hardware Building, 2009
Briggs Hardware Building, 2009 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Briggs Hardware, 2009
Briggs Hardware, 2009 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Briggs Hardware Building, date unknown
Briggs Hardware Building, date unknown Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Briggs Hardware Building, date unknown
Briggs Hardware Building, date unknown Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Briggs Hardware Building, 1974
Briggs Hardware Building, 1974 Image courtesy of Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection. Front view, Briggs Hardware Building, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina. Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides). Preservation North Carolina. July 29, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh2069pnc001. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials.

Location

220 Fayetteville Street

Metadata

RHDC, “Briggs Hardware Building,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 23, 2024, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/39.