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Battery Heights Historic District

Battery Heights Historic District
Location Bounded roughly by E Martin St on the N, Battery Dr on the E, E Davie St on the S, and Sherrybrook Dr on the W, Raleigh, North Carolina
MPS Post-World War II and Modern Architecture in Raleigh, North Carolina, 1945-1965
NRHP Reference # 10001111[1]
Added to NRHP January 3, 2011

The Battery Heights Historic District is a historic neighborhood southeast of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Named for the earthen batteries stationed in the area during the Civil War, the neighborhood has a suburban character, despite its close proximity to the city center.

The district is roughly bounded by East Martin Street on the north, Battery Drive on the east, East Davie Street on the south, and Sherrybrook Drive (originally Cox Street) on the west. It has a highly intact collection of homes built between 1956-1964 and is a good example of Raleigh's post-World War II suburban development. Battery Heights' prominent architectural styles include Ranch and Split-Level homes primarily built in brick, stone and concrete.

Battery Heights was one of a few subdivisions planned for the African American community in Raleigh. Its original owners and residents included physicians, educators, builders and government agency employees--one of whom, George Exum, was as the general contractor for several of the homes.

Battery Heights was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in January 2011.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/03/11 through 1/07/11".  
  2. ^ National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form Retrieved 20 October 2011

External links

  • National Register Historic Districts in Raleigh, North Carolina, RHDC
  • Battery Heights Historic District, RHDC

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