36 Amazing Historic Places to See in North Carolina

The National Register of Historic Places has documented some 95,000 structures, sites, and districts across the country. In North Carolina, around 2,900 properties — from churches and cotton mills to farms, homes, and schools — have earned this designation. Now, these special spots representing our state’s history are known nationwide.

Friendship by Design

At first, a new house in Raleigh’s historic Oakwood neighborhood spurred controversy among residents who didn’t want contemporary next to traditional. Now, two friends — one a modernist architect, the other a historic preservationist — have helped bring their community back together through a mutual respect for each other and a passion for beautiful homes.