2014 Annual Preservation Celebration SUCCESS

The 2014 Annual Wake County Preservation Celebration was a huge success! We had over 130 people attend this year’s event at the historic Page-Walker Hotel in Cary on Sunday, May 4! Thanks to everyone who came out to welcome the 4 new historic landmarks and encourage future success of the Wake County historic preservation program!  …

Upchurch House Progress Is Moving Along

Work on the Upchurch House is continuing to move along . The house was recently placed over its footings, had its foundations built, was lowered onto its foundation, and had the rails removed.  Currently, preparations are being made to restore/rehabilitate some architectural features of the house (floorboards, floor joists, etc.) in preparations for a prospective buyer. Stay tuned for…

2013 Anthemion Award Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted applications for an Anthemion Award this year! We had some great ones! The winners list is as follows:   Heck-Pool House, 218 N. East Street, Raleigh (Residential Rehabilitation) 200 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh (Exterior Commercial Rehabilitation) 516 E. Jones Street, Raleigh (Residential Rehabilitation) Gulley-Mackie-Cooke House, 340 North Main Street,…

Anthemion Awards Set For September 16

The 2013 Anthemion Awards presentation will take place on  September 16th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Irregardless Cafe in Raleigh, NC. $20/person in advance and $25/at the door. Anthemion Awards recognize outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in historic preservation in Wake County. The name “Anthemion” was inspired by a classical design element seen on many Wake…

“Mayberry Modernism” with George Smart on August 7

Speaker: George Smart Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Time: 5:30pm Location: 14 Peace Street, Raleigh (AIA North Carolina Building) Capital Area Preservation and North Carolina Modernist Houses (formerly Triangle Modernist Houses), will co-host “Mayberry Modernism: North Carolina’s Modernist Legacy” at the new AIA NC Center for Architecture and Design in downtown Raleigh. A presentation by NCMH…

Welcome to the new CAP website

Welcome to the new and improved Capital Area Preservation website! Easier access with respect to social media and updates. Tell us what you think of the new site! Check out our Facebook page and leave your comments! Thanks

Upchurch House Move Successful

The George Upchurch House move on June 13 was a huge success! The house made it safely across the street to its new home where it will be stabilized. The house will be sold with a historic preservation easement and a rehabilitation agreement. A rehabilitation agreement requires that a property owner undertake the rehabilitation of a…