Photo: John Morris
A few weeks ago, John Morris of Goodnight, Raleigh! posted an article entitled: NC State - Please Don't Destroy the Bookstore! where Morris did what he does best and dig up some great history (including photos, drawings and more) of a modernist landmark that is about to be destroyed in the Raleigh area.
The latest, as the title suggests, is the NC State Student bookstore that was designed by Raleigh architect Milton Small Jr. in 1960 and represents some of the best things about what makes Raleigh's architecture history so rich. The building is planned to be destroyed as part of the Talley Student Center addition but this doesn't have to be the case. The site plan actually calls for the bookstore to become a green space outside of Talley.
John and crew have done a great job raising awareness on this building and a handful of local outlets are on the bandwagon so jump through the below links and see if you can help the grassroots effort to save the building. Even the National Trust for Historic Preservation is investigating the options.