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Murphey School

Designed by architect James M. Kennedy, this three-story classically inspired brick building is the oldest standing public school building in Raleigh and one of the few remaining examples of this academic style. Murphey School played a significant role in the history of the civil rights movement when it became the site of the first public school integration in Raleigh on September 6, 1960.

Date: 1916

Images

Murphey School, 2009 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
Murphey School, 2009 Auditorium. Image courtesy of L. Toledo, Capital City Camera Club.
Murphey School, 1993 Image courtesy of Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection. View, Murphey School, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina. Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides). Preservation North Carolina. July 30, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh2088pnc003. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials.
Murphey School, 1993 Image courtesy of Preservation North Carolina.

Location

433 North Person Street

Metadata

RHDC, “Murphey School,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/97.