Capital Club Building

Architect Frank B. Simpson designed this skyscraper for the Capital Club, one of the oldest prominent men's organizations in the South. The building juxtaposes Art Deco motifs with a classically derived building form, and the twelfth-floor ballroom contains the finest example of Art Deco plasterwork remaining in the city.

Date: 1929-1930

Images

Capital Club Building, 2010 Image courtesy of S. Rubin, Capital City Camera Club.
Capital Club Building, 2010 Detail. Image courtesy of S. Rubin, Capital City Camera Club.
Capital Club Building, 2010 Detail. Image courtesy of S. Rubin, Capital City Camera Club.
Capital Club Building,1923 Salisbury and Martin Streets. Image courtesy of Carolina Power and Light Photograph Collection.
Capital Club Building, 1980 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Capital Club Building, date unknown Postcard. Image courtesy of "Capital Club Building, Raleigh, Wake County," Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077), North Carolina Postcards, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Location

16 West Martin Street

Metadata

RHDC, “Capital Club Building,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/75.