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Saint Agnes Hospital
1315 Oakwood Ave., Saint Augustine's
University, Raleigh 27610; 919.516.4000;
Founded in 1896, along with a training school
for nurses, to provide quality medical care for
African Americans. The three-story, 90-bed
facility served as the only hospital/training
school for African Americans between Ga. and
D.C. for nearly half a century. Facility closed
since 1961; renovation plans are underway.
Saint Augustine's University
1315 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh 27610;
919.516.4000, 800.948.1126; www.st-aug.edu
Alumnus and faculty member Henry B. Delany,
the first African-American elected bishop in
the Episcopal Church in N.C., and his wife,
Nanny, were parents of 10 children, two of
whom, Sadie and Bessie (also alumnae of the
university), wrote the bestselling memoir,
"Having Our Say," which was made into a hit
Saint Augustine's University Historic Chapel
1315 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh 27610;
Henry B. Delany, the first African-American
elected bishop in the Episcopal Church in
N.C., taught carpentry here, and students
constructed the chapel, which is listed with the
campus on the National Register of Historic
Places. Rt. Rev. J.B. Cheshire, Bishop of the
Episcopal Diocese of N.C., consecrated the
chapel circa 1897.
118 E. South St., East Raleigh/Prince Hall/
South Park, Raleigh 27601; 919.546.8200,
Founded in 1865 as the Raleigh Institute by
former Union chaplain Dr. Henry Martin Tupper
to educate freedmen and renamed in 1870
to honor benefactor Elijah Shaw, it is now the
oldest historically black university in the South.
Notable graduates include Ella Baker, Angie
Brooks, Willie E. Gary and Shirley Caesar.
More Historic Sites
Haywood Hall House and Gardens
211 New Bern Pl., Capital District, Raleigh
27601; 919.832.8357; www.haywoodhall.org
John Haywood, the state's first elected
treasurer, built this Federal-style frame house
in 1799; it is the oldest house on its original
site within Raleigh city limits. Museum contains
family portraits, original furnishings and a
permanent doll collection. Free admission;
donations accepted. Hours vary; visit website.
Historic Oak View County Park
4028 Carya Dr., Raleigh 27610; 919.250.1013;
This antebellum farmstead features historic
structures including an 1855 house, plank
kitchen, tenant house, as well as gardens and
trails. Visitors can picnic, meet farm animals
and visit the Farm History Center, where
kids can play in the "Farmer's Corner." Free
admission. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 8:30am-5pm;
411 N. Bloodworth St., Raleigh 27604;
An historic neighborhood of lovingly-restored
Victorian and early 20th-century homes in a
great variety of styles and sizes, many with
beautiful gardens. This 30-block area to the
east of the 100-700 blocks of Person St. may
be enjoyed by driving or walking; self-guided
walking tour brochures are available at the
Raleigh, N.C., Visitor Information Center (off
City Plaza, Fayetteville St., downtown Raleigh).
Annual Garden Tour and Tea each May and
Candlelight Tour each Dec. offer opportunities
to enter homes and gardens.
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