Posted by: Dr. Grover B. Proctor, Jr. | 22 December 2010

The Oakwood Christmas Tour 2010


 

As anyone who knows me certainly understands by now, I am extremely proud of the culture and beauty of my hometown, Raleigh, NC.

Now that we have moved back here, Adrianne and I have had a thoroughly delightful time re-visiting and re-discovering so many of the things that we love about the area.

Here’s a video about one we went to 10 days ago. I think you’ll love seeing this part of Raleigh. (Hint: click on the icon in the lower right corner that makes it show Full Screen. The houses are more impressive that way!)

The mention the 1970’s plan to run “Downtown Boulevard” (now called Capital Boulevard) through Oakwood, thus destroying many of the homes. Well, the way I look at the plan, it might well have also destroyed the historic building that housed Mary Elizabeth Hospital, where yours truly was born. I’m SO glad they saved it all!!

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