Two historic houses will be preserved in Oberlin Village

RALEIGH—Two pieces of North Carolina’s Reconstruction-era history will remain standing for years to come.

Preservation NC, a nonprofit that works to protect important pieces of the state’s history, is taking over the Rev. Plummer T. Hall and Willis Graves houses in Oberlin Village, a neighborhood west of downtown Raleigh that was established by freed slaves after the Civil War.

The houses are among five buildings in Oberlin Village that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. After they are renovated, they will serve as the headquarters of Preservation NC, which is currently based in the Briggs Hardware Building on Fayetteville Street downtown.

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(The News & Observer – 7/10/2017)