English Cottage at 210 Woodburn Road

1937 English Cottage style home.  On the Market in Raleigh’s desirable Cameron Park neighborhood.  Rescued from serving as a student rental, this charming home has been beautifully restored.  Steel casement windows and oak floors renovated.  Stairway recreated.  Original porches revealed, reclaimed and restored.  This home has four porches!  Established vibrant gardens include Crepe Myrtles, Camellias, Gardenias, Hydrangeas, Hellebores and more.  Stone walls and walkways compliment the fine stonework on the home.  Carport off the rear alley, but you won’t need your car much – easily walk to most anything from here.

Smedes Hall: Old School

St. Mary’s School reopened Smedes Hall in September after closing it in mid-2006 for extensive renovations.  It had apparently been partially closed for several years.

Image of Smedes Hall, St. Mary’s School, Raleigh, North Carolina

This Greek Revival style building is the multi-purpose centerpiece of an extensive attractive campus.

Built in the mid 1830’s, and known as Main Hall, it was originally part of the Episcopal school for boys.  The Episcopal school failed a few years later.

St. Mary’s School, Raleigh’s oldest private educational school for girls, was founded and took over the Episcopal school campus in 1842.  Main Hall was renamed Smedes Hall at that time to honor the first rector and president of St. Mary’s School, Reverend A. Smedes.

Smedes Hall is listed on the National Register of historic places and is a Raleigh Historic Site.

St. Mary’s School is favorably located close to downtown Raleigh, just adjacent to Wiley Elementary School and the historic neighborhood of Cameron Park.