Blount Street Preservation Celebration

Thursday November 7
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$40/person | registration now closed

call 919-832-3652 ext. 227 for information 


Preservation North Carolina has advocated for the revitalization of historic Blount Street for decades and we’re thrilled to see its comeback!  Join us for our THIRD tour of the Blount Street historic district which will feature SEVEN restored houses!

Enjoy a reception at the Norris House (1879) – a 2018 PNC Carraway Award Winner – featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres from our favorite Empire Eats restaurants, wine and local craft beer.

Stroll along historic Blount Street and also tour five more houses that have been carefully renovated for a variety of new uses:

Lewis-Smith House (1855) – renovated as offices for Hobby Properties

Higgs-Coble-Helms House (1878) – renovated by Blount and Dargan Williams as a health and wellness clinic

Russ-Edwards House (1901) – renovated for Gallery C

Francis-Shepherd House (1903) – renovated by the Francis Law Firm

Lamar-Brown-Arthur House (1896) – renovated by Matthew Brown as a private residence

Cowper House (1895) – renovated as offices for Robertson Immigration Law Firm

The Blount Street Preservation Celebration is part of PNC’s Fall Symposium at Shaw University in downtown Raleigh, November 7-8, celebrating our new headquarters in the Hall & Graves-Fields Houses on Oberlin Road. Separate registration for the Symposium can be found here.

This event is casual. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking as the houses are spread across several blocks. Free street parking is available after 5pm or in the two parking lots around the Norris House.