Additional Educational Resources


Battle, Kemp. The Early History of Raleigh: The Capital City of North Carolina. Raleigh: Edwards and Broughton, 1893.

Bishir, Catherine W. North Carolina Architecture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

Bishir, Catherine W., et al. Architects and Builders in North Carolina: A History of the Practice of Building. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

City of Raleigh Planning Department and the Raleigh Historical Properties Commission. An Architectural and Historical Inventory of Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh: Division of Archives and History, 1978.

Daniel, Jean Houston and Price Daniel. Executive Mansions and Capitols of America. Waukesha, Wisc.: Country Beautiful, 1969.

Davis, Edward T. and John L. Sanders. A Romantic Architect in Antebellum North Carolina: The Works of Alexander Jackson Davis. Raleigh: The Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, 2000.

Hitchcock, Henry Russell and William Seale. Temples of Democracy: The State Capitols of the USA. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976.

Lane, Mills. Architects of the Old South -- North Carolina Volume.

Murray, Elizabeth Reid. Wake: Capital County of North Carolina. Raleigh: Capital County Publishing, 1983.

Waugh, Elizabeth C. Raleigh: A History of the Capital City. Raleigh: The Womans Club of Raleigh and the Raleigh Fine Arts Society, 1992.


Ford, Gary D., ed. "A State Capitol's Fiery Past." Southern Living. 23 (June 1988): 48.

Friday, Sarah. "A Capitol Restoration." Southern Living. N.C. Edition (June 1997): 33cl-43cl.

Sanders, John L. "The North Carolina State Capitol of 1840." ANTIQUES, (September 1985): 474-84.


Trail Blazer Magazine — for an online magazine for kids with lots of fun activities.

Teaching with Historic Places — teachers may download the National Parks Service's Teaching With Historic Places lesson plan entitled "The North Carolina State Capitol: Pride of the State"

North Carolina Facts — for "Facts in Brief on North Carolina"

The Governor of North Carolina — for the Governor's official Web site.

North Carolina Office of Archives and History — Your gateway to public history in North Carolina.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction — for a "Virtual Visit" of Raleigh and "Carolina Clips" for a digital collection of North Carolina pictures and facts.

State of North Carolina Kids Page — The "Kids Page" has many useful resources, and is a service of the Secretary of State's office.

North Carolina General Assembly — to learn more about current activities of the legislature.