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Historic Oakwood, Raleigh

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Historic Oakwood is a neighborhood in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, on the National Register of Historic Places, and known for its Historic Oakwood Cemetery, its many Victorian houses and its location close to the Mordecai Plantation Manor. Located near the Governor's Mansion and the State Capitol, during the 19th century Historic Oakwood was home to prominent members of Raleigh's society. It is Raleigh's earliest white middle-class suburb, and unlike later suburbs, it developed lot-by-lot over time, instead of by platted sections. Its Victorian-era architectural styles include Second Empire, Queen Anne, and Italianate. Later infill brought the bungalow, the American Foursquare, American Craftsman style, and the Minimal Traditional house to the area.Oakwood is also known for its Christmas Candlelight Tour, which opens private historic residences to the public, and the Garden Tour, which allows the public to see the vast gardens worked on by the Oakwood Gardening Club.Oakwood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, with additions made in 1987, 1988, and 1989. It is also one of six local historic overlay districts (HOD). Several Oakwood residences are also individually recognized as Local Historic Landmarks.
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  • If you love Victorian houses, this is a great neighborhood for a stroll. Every year, they also have a Christmas season Historic Oakwood house candle light tour where several homes in the neighborhood ...  more »
  • If you want to know the history of Raleigh and historical Oakwood, then you need to visit this area. A nice way to spend a Saturday.  more »
  • For anyone who loves architecture, history, or pretty walks in general, this is a must-do. The street(s) contain a wonderful collection of historic homes that range in all kinds of colours, styles, an...  more »
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  • A beautiful and historic neighborhood! Christmas tours are a great chance to see the inside of the homes.
  • Awesome place. Some people are dying to go there.
  • My best friend is resting here it's always clean and always beautiful long live joel
  • The tours are really informative and worth while
  • I've been buried here for about 65 years. Great place to rest. I don't have any drainage issues because I am on the highest point of the cemetery. I am related to the Robert E. Lee family - come by and visit.