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Old 03-28-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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I took a stroll through part of the Historic Oakwood Neighborhood in Downtown Raleigh during lunch today and took my camera along with me. Below are a few of the pictures I took for those of you interested in the older neighborhoods in Raleigh. The neighborhood is situated right along the eastern side of downtown and it would definitely set you back a nice chunk of change to buy there.

I love this neighborhood. While I was walking around there today, I felt a million miles away from where I live out in suburbia and I completely forgot that I was only a short walk from the heart of Downtown Raleigh I only hit a few streets in the neighborhood so I barely scratched the surface. I took too many pictures to post here so if you want to see the rest feel free to PM me an I will send you a link to the online google album I have set up with all the pictures I took today.

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You can read more about the history of the Oakwood Area at http://www.historicoakwood.org/.

These Pictures were taken on 3/28/2007





































The coveted all brick exterior!









The Oakwood Cemetery









View Looking down the street











Friendly Dogs on the Porch





Small Park in the Neighborhood



What a House and Yard!




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Old 03-28-2007, 01:18 PM
 
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Default Thank you

Thank for the photo's. What a treat!

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Old 03-28-2007, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Great pics as usual, North Raleigh (Picture) Guy!
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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NRG,
I love that neighborhood!
It is great to see some of the rooming houses disappear.
Great photos.
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:43 PM
 
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Thank you so much for posting these!
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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This is one of my favorite neighborhoods. I take different routes to my daughter's school many times just to look at new streets and such. If I could afford it, and it wouldn't make for a horrid commute, this is where I'd live in Raleigh.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Dilworth - Charlotte, NC.
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Yippie! I rted you positive! Gosh what a nice visual eye treat! Thank you so much for uploading these photographs. The architecture spans a few decades from the late 19th century to the art's and craft bungalows. Shows how people's taste changed over the years. My favorite is the Mansard Gothic tower and the white house with the amazing front yard.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:36 PM
 
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Ok...this post made me cry. I grew up visiting my grandparents who lived in Oakwood (Bloodworth Street). The homes look really familiar. I can still them waving goodbye to us as we would drive back to Va after a long visit to "nannie and papa's house". She used to let us walk to the Krispy Kreme and the Winn Dixie.

Thanks NRG! sniff.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:47 PM
 
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Ok...this post made me cry. I grew up visiting my grandparents who lived in Oakwood (Bloodworth Street). The homes look really familiar. I can still them waving goodbye to us as we would drive back to Va after a long visit to "nannie and papa's house". She used to let us walk to the Krispy Kreme and the Winn Dixie.

Thanks NRG! sniff.
Sorry if it made you sad. I'm sure you have lots of fond memories from there. Actually, I took a picture of the Krispy Kreme too. I'll PM you the link to the rest of the pictures. I may have you mixed up with another poster, but aren't you a Hokie? I saw one house in Oakwood with a VT Flag hanging from the porch! Awesome!

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Old 03-28-2007, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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What a treat. Thank you for going to the trouble to do that for all of us.
What a guy!!
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