Raleigh Nehi Bottling Company

Designed by noted Raleigh architect William Henley Deitrick, this is a rare local example of the International Style applied to a commercial building. This trend of modern architecture, which originated in Germany prior to World War I, stressed function over ornament. The Nehi Bottling building is devoid of ornamentation except for its unusual entrance of black Carrara glass; this entrance is made all the more dramatic by its contrast with the otherwise severe facade. The building, modified in the 1950s, retains much of its integrity and was redeveloped in the early twenty-first century for office use.

Date: 1937

Images

Raleigh Nehi Bottling Company, 2014 Image courtesy of Maurer Architecture.
Raleigh Nehi Bottling Company, 2013 Image courtesy of Maurer Architecture.
Raleigh Nehi Bottling Company, 1980s. Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Raleigh Nehi Bottling Company, 2009 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Raleigh Nehi Bottling Company Image courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina.

Location

3210 Hillsborough Street

Metadata

RHDC, “Raleigh Nehi Bottling Company,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/72.