Moore Square Historic District

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Moore Square Historic District
City Market in the Moore Square Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Person, Morgan, Wilmington, and Davie Sts., Raleigh, North Carolina
Area 29.1 acres (11.8 ha)
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Gothic, Italianate
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 83001924[1]
Added to NRHP August 3, 1983

The Moore Square Historic District is a registered historic district located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, the district is centered on Moore Square, one of two surviving four-acre (1.6 hm) parks from Raleigh's original 1792 plan.[2] The park is named after Alfred Moore, a North Carolina judge who became an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court. Originally a residential neighborhood, Moore Square developed into a primary commercial hub in the city throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[3] The district includes East Hargett Street, once known as Raleigh's "Black Main Street", due to the fact it once contained the largest number of businesses owned by African-Americans in the city.[4] City Market, Marbles Kids Museum/IMAX theatre, Pope House Museum, Artspace, and the Long View Center are located in the Moore Square district. Events that take place in Moore Square include the Raleigh Arts Festival, Artsplosure, Movies in the Park, the Street Painting Festival, and the Moore Square Farmer’s Market [5][6] The approximate district boundaries include Person, Morgan, Wilmington, and Davie Streets.[7]

In addition to its national listing, Moore Square is one of six local historic overlay districts (HOD) in Raleigh.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Moore Square Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Historic Neighborhoods of Raleigh". Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  4. ^ "African American History". National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  5. ^ "Moore Square". Raleigh Downtown Magazine. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  6. ^ "Special Events". Moore Square Art District. Retrieved 2008-05-16. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 2/09/98 through 2/13/98". National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 

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Coordinates: 35°46′39″N 78°38′09″W / 35.7774°N 78.6358°W / 35.7774; -78.6358