(former) Royal Baking Company

Conceived by W.E. Long Company of Chicago, specialists in bakery design, and built by the Raleigh construction firm of James A. Davidson, the Royal Baking Company is a utilitarian one-story brick building with simple International style detail. Built in 1941 and expanded 1946-1947, this bakery illustrates the period of industrial expansion in Raleigh following the stagnation of the Great Depression. The building is also evidence of a shift in industrial construction away from the urban core toward major transportation arteries like Hillsborough Street.

Date: 1941; 1946-47

Images

(former) Royal Baking Company, 2010 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
(former) Royal Baking Company, 2010 Detail. Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
(former) Royal Baking Company, no date Image courtesy of the Royal Baking Company.
(former) Royal Baking Company, no date Image courtesy of the Royal Baking Company.
(former) Royal Baking Company, no date Image courtesy of the Royal Baking Company.
(former) Royal Baking Company, no date Image courtesy of the Royal Baking Company.
(former) Royal Baking Company, no date Image courtesy of the Royal Baking Company.

Location

3801 Hillsborough Street

Metadata

RHDC, “(former) Royal Baking Company,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/70.