United States Post Office and Courthouse

William Henley Deitrick, architect (1938); Patrick Linehan, contractor (1870s); Alfred B. Mullett, supervising architect of the Treasury (1874-1879); Frank B. Simpson, architect (1912-1913)
Variant Name(s):

Century Post Office; Federal Building


1874-1879; 1912-1913 [remodeled]; 1938 [expanded]

Raleigh, Wake County
Street Address:

314 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC





Images Published In:

Catherine W. Bishir, Charlotte V. Brown, Carl R. Lounsbury, and Ernest H. Wood III, Architects and Builders in North Carolina: A History of the Practice of Building (1990).
Linda L. Harris and Mary Ann Lee, An Architectural and Historical Inventory of Raleigh, North Carolina (1978).
Elizabeth Reid Murray, “Wake County’s Courthouses Through Two Centuries (1771-1970), “ unpublished typescript, copy in State Library, Raleigh, North Carolina, copy courtesy of Elizabeth Reid Murray.
Lawrence Wodehouse, “Alfred B. Mullett’s Court Room and Post Office at Raleigh, North Carolina, “ Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 26.4 (Dec. 1967).


A landmark on Raleigh’s Fayetteville Street, the Second Empire style edifice retains its essential character despite the alterations of the 20th century that toned down its ebullient design by removing its chimneys, changing the dormers, and installing a columned entrance, and adding a large rear extension.