Saturday, December 14, 2013

Advertisements of Whiting Bros. Clothiers and Hatters

Source: Directory of the city of Raleigh
Digitizing sponsor: North Carolina Digital Heritage Center
Publisher: Raleigh, N.C. : Observer Print. Co.
Year: 1888

Source: Historical Raleigh, By Moses N Amis
Year: 1902

Author: Edwards, Broughton & Co; Richards, James
Volume: 1883
Subject: Raleigh (N.C.) -- Directories
Publisher: [Raleigh, N.C.] : James Richards

Author: Charles Emerson & Company; Edwards, Broughton & Co
Volume: 1880/1881
Subject: Raleigh (N.C.) -- Directories; Raleigh (N.C.) -- Commerce Directories
Publisher: Raleigh, N.C. : Edwards, Broughton & Co.

Friday, December 13, 2013

1910 View on Fayetteville Street.

1910 View on Fayetteville Street.

Source: Raleigh Illustrated, 1910

Friday, November 22, 2013

Hillsborough Street in 1910.

Source: Raleigh Illustrated, 1910

We are standing at the intersection of Hillsborough and Salisbury with Hillsboro Street Christian Church and Edenton Street United Methodist Church in the background.
There is a color postcard of the image with some great details on Goodnight Raleigh.
In the distance, you can see the streetcar coming down the tracks. Check out this news story from WRAL on January 7, 2010 when “crews installing a sewer line beneath a new traffic circle at the intersection of Hillsborough and Morgan streets recently unearthed streetcar tracks that date to 1891.”

Raleigh Motor Car & Machine Company, 1910s

Raleigh Motor Car & Machine Company

Source: Raleigh Illustrated
Author: Raleigh (N.C.). Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Merchants Association
Publisher: Raleigh, N.C., Printed by Edwards & Broughton Printing Co
Year: 1910

With the advent of the automobile, new industries have sprung up, having as their object the sale, storage and repair of these machines. Raleigh has a worthy representative of this business in the Raleigh Motor Car and Machine Company, who occupy large premises, 120 by 50 feet in dimension, at 109 East Morgan Street. This is a two-story brick building and includes a large and commodious garage, machine shop and offices. They have ample space in which to display the machines which they have for sale, and also to store the machines belonging to other parties and taken care of at this establishment.

They are State agents for the far-famed “Jackson” car, and anticipate, from present appearances, having a sale for 1910 of one hundred of these cars. The Raleigh Motor Car and Machine Company was organized in 1909 and was incorporated in November of that year, with a capital stock of $25,000. This company, in addition to its garage and sales business, does quite an extensive livery business, renting machines by the hour or day. Parties are taken to any section of the surrounding country and every chauffeur employed is an expert and has a thorough knowledge of his machine.
The capital of the company is largely controlled by Dr. A. W. Goodwin, the president, one of Raleigh’s well-known practicing physicians and a gentleman who is interested in several local concerns.

The vice-president and manager is H.D. Wolcott, a gentleman who has been a resident of Raleigh for only a few months. He had the honor of being the sixth man in the United State to operate a motor car, and has been in business for the last sixteen years. What he doesn’t know about automobiles is hardly worth knowing, and what he does know about them makes him the best possible man to fill his present important potion. The secretary-treasurer of the company if L. McA. Goodwin, a young man who is well known and popular throughout the city.

Source: Motor Word Wholesale Volume 38, 1913
Dealer Gets Judgment for Deposit

The Raleigh Motor Car & Machine Co., of Raleigh, N.C., which at one time was a Jackson dealer, secured a verdict of $1,786.10 in the Supreme Court for New York County against the Jackson Motor Co., of Jackson, Mich., as part of an unreturned deposit on a dealer’s contract.

The Raleigh Company signed up to sell Jacksons in 1910 and deposited $2,000. $420 of which it was refunded as it took cars. It claimed, however, that the Jackson Company failed to ship cars as ordered and interfered with the retail sales and the completion of the contract. The dealer, therefore, asked that the remainder of the $2,000 be refunded and the Jackson Company refused, wherefore the suit was brought.

The views of Raleigh, NC from April 9, 1897 from Harper’s Weekly.

The views of Raleigh, NC from April 9, 1897 from Harper’s Weekly. Drawn by W.P. Snyder. From the article “The Industrial South,” page 255.
New Bern Ave. with Capital in distance.

1894 View on Fayetteville Street.

1894 View on Fayetteville Street.

Author: Raleigh, N.C. Chamber of commerce and industry. [from old catalog]; Ashley, William E., [from old catalog] ed; Ayer, H. W., [from old catalog] ed
Publisher: Raleigh, N.C., Edwards & Broughton
Digitizing sponsor: Sloan Foundation
Book contributor: The Library of Congress

Raleigh's Centennial Poem, 1892

By Miss Minnie May Curtis, Raleigh, N. C.

0 Raleigh! noble namesake of a man of fairest fame,
Our fathers chose most wisely when they crowned you with his name!
And his spirit—brave, undaunted—seemed to nerve them for the strife—

For the earnest, arduous effort that brought you into life.
A hundred years of patience, of weary toil and care,
Have yielded a rich fruitage, have reared your structure fair.
O noble State! be proud and glad; rejoice on every side!
Thy queenly daughter celebrates her natal day with pride.
Let loving hands delight to fling gay banners to the breeze;
Let children’s happy voices ring beneath the spreading trees;
Let joyous paeans echo from the mountains to the sea,
To celebrate with gladness our day of jubilee!

For all that Science, Art and Skill have brought us by the way;
For all that makes life sweet and good, we thank thee, Lord, to-day;
For godly shepherds who have led their flocks to pastures fair;
For skilled physicians who have wrought with never-wearying care;
For statesmen wise, who framed our laws with justice and with truth;
For faithful teachers who have trained with earnest zeal our youth;
For tradesmen in the busy mart; for tillers of the soil;
For all who built our city up with patient, arduous toil.

0 noble pioneers! who wrought through long and weary years,
reap with joyful hearts to-day what you have sown in tears!
We know your happy spirits, in the blissful realms above,
Are looking down upon us now in tenderness and love.

Hushed be the noise of party strife; contentions die away!
This is a holy festival—a glad, yet solemn, day—
A day when wrongs should be forgiven, and bitterness should cease, And over all should brood in love the fair, sweet dove of peace.

As God has loved us, let us love; let no one dwell apart; Let one broad band of love extend, uniting heart with heart. In union lies our strength, and we may win yet brighter fame
In years to come, if one in heart, we labor with one aim.

So may our city ever be a steady beacon bright,
Whose beams of purity and love shine with far-reaching light.

So may the nations honor us, and children’s children rise
To call our memory blessed, when we’ve passed beyond the skies;

So may they celebrate with joy another hundred years, And garner up with grateful hearts, with happy smiles and tears,

A nobler harvest; and with still a greater pride may they Pay homage to a glorious and a grand Centennial Day!

The early history of Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina: A centennial address delivered by invitation of the Committee on the centennial celebration of the foundation of the city, October 18, 1892, Volume 1, Issue 1

The Early History of Raleigh, the Capital City of North Carolina: A Centennial Address Delivered by Invitation of the Committee on the Centennial Celebration of the Foundation of the City, October 18, 1892, Kemp Plummer Battle

Kemp Plummer Battle, Raleigh (N.C.). Board of Managers of the Raleigh Centennial

Edwards and Broughton, printers, 1893
Original from Harvard University, Digitized Sep 25, 2008