Capital Apartments

Contributors:
James A. Salter, architect; C. V. York, contractor
Dates:
1917
Location:
Raleigh, Wake County
Street Address:
127 New Bern Pl., Raleigh, NC
Status:
Standing
Type:
Residential
Note:
The eclectic high-rise apartment house was Raleigh's first of its type and one of the finest early 20th century apartment houses in the state. It was built by the Capital Apartments Company, a corporation formed for the purpose, with contractor C. V. York taking a lead role and constructing the building. See the Raleigh News and Observer, November 16, 1916. The long article noted that the project leaders "give assurances that no convenience of comfort will be lacking. . . The bathrooms will be tiled, provided with built-in tubs and every other sanitary appliance that science has revealed." "The erection of the apartment house, Raleighites are saying, is only another evidence that Raleigh is getting to be a city of proportions."