Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Community Conversation featuring East CAC neighborhoods

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Celebrating Ordinary Architecture

Raleigh has many post-WWII neighborhoods of modest colonial and ranch houses like Rochester Heights or Cameron Village. What makes these houses and neighborhoods special? What techniques are there for updating these smaller, mid-century architectural gems? To find out, please join the Raleigh Historic Districts Commission (RHDC) and Preservation North Carolina for a Community Conversation where local experts will discuss the character, charm, and evolution of Raleigh’s post-War neighborhoods. Subdivisions discussed will include Battery Heights, Cameron Village, Capitol Heights, Hi-Mount, Longview Gardens, Madonna Acres, and Rochester Heights.

Celebrating Ordinary Architecture

Monday, October 11, 2010

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Daniels Middle School, 2816 Oberlin Road

Experts will include architectural historian Cynthia de Miranda, architects Tina Govan and Jerry Traub, and contractor Chris Jokisch. For more information, visit or call 919.832.7238.

Sponsored by the Raleigh Historic Districts Commission in partnership with Preservation North Carolina and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Martha Daniel Hobbs
Preservation Planner II
City & Regional Planning Division
Raleigh Department of City Planning
919.516.2682 (fax)

martha (dot) hobbs at raleighnc dot gov

The history of Lions Park

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

The following was excerpted from the book A Brief History of The Raleigh Host Lions Club (Revised Edition): Fifty-Four Years of Community Service 1922-1976.

Raleigh Lions City Park
By W. Paul Lyman

The wave of juvenile delinquency which followed World War II brought about a community awareness that the time had come for Raleigh to expand its parks an recreational facilities and develop a comprehensive year-round recreation program. Charles M. Graves, Park and Recreation Engineer of Atlanta, Georgia, was employed to make a study and submit a Master Plan for Recreation, which would provide for present and future needs. Dated June, 1950, it was received with enthusiasm by the administration consisting of: