Corner Market, Old Garner Road, 1975
Found this photo in the archives simply labeled “Cockfight”.
Raleigh, a city founded on its proximity to a local watering-hole.
The “Peanut Man” was a fixture on the Capitol grounds. Know his name?
Here’s the first article in a series of three that takes a look at some of Raleigh’s methods of transit.
A collection of early 1950s Wake County Civil Defense materials with tips for surviving nuclear disasters.
Here are a few favorites from back in the day.
Brutalism is a style that is often referred to as cold and unfriendly, but maybe the whole point of using it for a courthouse is to make it so you’re scared to have to go there.
Here’s an easy one to start off the New Year.
Following up where Late 19th Century Graphic Design in Raleigh left off, here are a few examples of collateral from the turn of the century.
Beginning as early as 1853, North Carolinians from all over the state flock to Raleigh for the annual State Fair. What began as strictly an agricultural exposition has evolved to include an explosion of games, rides, crafts, food, and fun as well. It’s that time of year for 600 lb pumpkins and the latest in fried cuisine!
Having just watched Mad Men for the first time yesterday, I couldn’t help but be reminded of one of my favorite photo collections, the J.T. Howard Advertising Agency collection, in which most of the photos were taken in the hey day of cocktails, smokes, and brainstorming.
I always dread the point of a phone call when I get the inevitable snicker because I have to tell the operator at the phone/cable/etc company what street I live on. Glascock Street. Turns out it has some great historical significance, and was not just someone’s idea of an annoying joke. UPDATE: More photos added
UPDATE: New Images Raleigh used to be full of great downtown movie theaters. Over the years, there have been over 20. Think it’s time to bring one back?
For all you State fans out there…
As any growing city does, Raleigh has had many staple businesses that have come and gone over the years. Natives often lament over their closings, and fondly remember the days you could go see a movie on Fayetteville at the Ambassador Theatre, and get fresh milk home delivery from the Pine State Creamery.
The business that eventually became the North Hills Dillard’s was once a small downtown furnishing company.
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