Capitol Area Historic District

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Capitol Area Historic District
Capitol Raleigh satellite view.png
Capitol satellite view, August 2006
Capitol Area Historic District is located in North Carolina
Capitol Area Historic District
Capitol Area Historic District is located in the United States
Capitol Area Historic District
LocationState Capitol building and environs, Raleigh, North Carolina
Coordinates35°46′48″N 78°38′15″W / 35.78000°N 78.63750°W / 35.78000; -78.63750Coordinates: 35°46′48″N 78°38′15″W / 35.78000°N 78.63750°W / 35.78000; -78.63750
Area40 acres (16 ha)
Architectural styleClassical Revival, Late Gothic Revival
NRHP reference #78001978[1]
Added to NRHPApril 15, 1978

The Capitol Area Historic District is a national historic district located at Raleigh, North Carolina. The district encompasses 25 contributing buildings and was developed after 1792. The district includes notable examples of Classical Revival and Late Gothic Revival style architecture. Located in the district are the following separately listed buildings:

Other notable buildings include the First Baptist Church (1859), All Saints Chapel (1873), Church of the Good Shepherd (1914), Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (1922), Supreme Court and State Library Building (1888), Ruffin Building (1913), Revenue Building (1927), Education Building (1938, 1947), Justice Building (1939-1940), Highway Building (1950), Dr. Andrew Watson Goodwin House, and Montgomery House (1906).[2]

It is also one of six Historic Overlay Districts in Raleigh. It was listed in 1978 on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ H. McKelden Smith and Joe Mobley (n.d.). "Capitol Area Historic District" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-06-01.