If you are new to the Triangle or Raleigh area then there is no doubt that you have asked yourself "Where is The Historic Oakwood Neighborhood in Raleigh"? When I moved here, it took months to figure out where everything was. I would intentionally get myself lost, just to try to find areas. Hopefully, my neighborhood blogs will help you learn the area much faster than I did.
So, where is the historic Oakwood neighborhood in Raleigh?
Roughly bordered by Oakwood Cemetery on the East, Jones St. on the south, N. Boundary St. on the north and Person St. to the west.
The Historic Oakwood Neighborhood has found itself on the prestigeous National Register Of Historic Places
The architectural styles in The Historic Oakwood Neighborhood are traditionally of Victorian design and range stylistically across the following forms.
Once known as Morecai Grove (a densly wooded section of NE raleigh), the area was built up and sold off in lots after the civil war.
As was the case with most historic neighborhoods, the area fell into disrepair over the years, and it wasn't until the Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood was formed in 1972 that the revitalization of the Historic Oakwood Neighborhood in Raleigh started. The Society was actually formed to thwart the construction of a major thoroughfare that would have cut the neighborhood in two. Once the thoroughfare was detured, the Society took on the task of revitalizing the neighborhood into what it is today.
I plan to continue the process of passing valuable information about the Historic Oakwood Neighborhood in Raleigh to you over a series of blogs. So please keep an eye on this blog for the information on Historic Oakwood that you desire. Noteable events and locations for the neighborhood are listed below.
Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour - in December Each Year
Brew Coffee Bar, Pie Bird are in the NW corner of the oakwood area. Or you could visit The Station At Person Street for a drink and bite to eat.
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