Historic Raleigh NC Post Office – circa 1878 – Help Keep It Open!

Here is one story that I will be following closely.  As a result of economic downturn as well less volume this historic Raleigh NC landmark is in jeopardy of closing.  Here is an excerpt from the ABC11 story.

RALEIGH (WTVD) — A downtown Raleigh landmark that has been in service continually for nearly 135 years is set to be shutdown.

The Century Post Office at the Federal Building on Fayetteville Street has been in operation since 1878 — it was actually the first post office built in the south following the Civil War.

Now, the US Postal Service says it wants to close the office in mid-July, citing a 20 percent decline in mail volume and lost revenue of $8.5 billion in the last two years.

You can read the full story here.    What are your thoughts on the potential closing of such a significant historic landmark here in Raleigh NC?


Richmond Run Drive, Raleigh NC – Magnificent Executive Home in Wakefield Plantation

Leesa Finley | Circa Properties | (919) 649-6128
12532 Richmond Run Drive, Raleigh, NC
Executive Wakefield Plantation home on Beautifully Landscaped Lot!
4BR/3+1BA Single Family House
offered at $849,900
Year Built 2001
Sq Footage 5,116
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking 3 Car garage
Lot Size .38 acres
HOA/Maint $28 per month


Exceptional executive home located in golf community of Wakefield Plantation. Upgrades throughout this magnificent home allow for easy and upscale living. Meticulously manicured, fenced yard with extensive landscaping provides beautiful views and peace of mind.

Interior has wonderful floorplan that is conducive to everyday family life as well as entertaining. Open floorplan flows well from room to room. The kitchen has wonderful views into the family room and also has a breakfast area perfect for those meals on the go. Granite counter tops, stainless steel, top of the line appliances such as Viking, builtin wine rack and double ovens are just a few of the features that set this kitchen apart from all the others – complete convenience AND simply gorgeous.

There is so much to explore with 12532 Richmond Run – you won’t want to miss the incredible first floor master suite, sunroom, fitness room and MORE!

see additional photos below

– Central A/C – Central heat – Fireplace
– Walk-in closet – Hardwood floor – Family room
– Living room – Bonus/Rec room – Office/Den
– Dining room – Breakfast nook – Dishwasher
– Refrigerator – Stove/Oven – Microwave
– Granite countertop – Stainless steel appliances – Laundry area – inside
– Balcony, Deck, or Patio – Yard


– Clubhouse – Swimming pool(s) – Tennis court(s)
– Golf course – Playground


– Sunroom
– Fitness Room
– Fenced Yard
– Double Stairs

12532 Richmond Run


Family Room

Formal Dining Room

One Yard View

12532 Richmond Run
Contact info:
Leesa Finley
Circa Properties
(919) 649-6128
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: May 8, 2011, 1:23pm PDT