Filed Under Late Nineteenth Century
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.