(former) Raleigh Electric Company Power House

The Raleigh Electric Company built this building and its coal-fired steam-driven turbines to power Raleigh's electric street car system and to augment power supplies for the city. The structure's tripartite arrangement, featuring a gable-front roof and structural-steel framing system faced with common bond brick, reflects typical industrial design of the era. Its life as a steam plant likely ended in 1930 when the boiler house became a storage area. In 1998, the building was rehabilitated for commercial use.

Date: ca. 1910, 1930

Images

Raleigh Electric Company Power House, 2009 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Raleigh Electric Company Power House, 1980 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.

Location

513-515 West Jones Street

Metadata

RHDC, “(former) Raleigh Electric Company Power House,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/85.