Dix Hill

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Dix Hill
Dix Hill, Raleigh, North Carolina.jpg
Dix Hill is located in North Carolina
Dix Hill
Dix Hill is located in the United States
Dix Hill
LocationRoughly bounded by Dorothea Dr., Lake Wheeler Rd. and the Norfolk Southern RR tracks, Raleigh, North Carolina
Coordinates35°46′6″N 78°39′15″W / 35.76833°N 78.65417°W / 35.76833; -78.65417Coordinates: 35°46′6″N 78°39′15″W / 35.76833°N 78.65417°W / 35.76833; -78.65417
ArchitectDavis, A.J.; Et al.
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Bungalow/Craftsman, Stick/Eastlake
NRHP reference #90001638 [1]
Added to NRHPNovember 07, 1990

Dix Hill is the informal name for a high, rolling expanse of land and national historic district located at Raleigh, North Carolina. The district encompasses 18 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 3 contributing structures. It includes notable examples of Colonial Revival, Bungalow / American Craftsman, and Stick Style / Eastlake Movement architecture. The Dorothea Dix Hospital, a historic institution caring for the mentally ill, was located on the site. The hospital buildings were developed between about 1856 and 1940.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

Dix Hill is referred to in David Sedaris's novel Naked. It also appears in James Hurst's short story "The Scarlet Ibis" (first published July 1960 in The Atlantic Monthly).


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ M. Ruth Little (June 1990). "Dix Hill" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-06-01.

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