Historic Glenwood-Brooklyn

  • Address: Historic Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27605
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

About

Glenwood-Brooklyn occupies the blocks along both sides of the segment of Glenwood Avenue between Peace Street and Wade Avenue. The neighborhood marked the beginning of the suburbanization of land north of Raleigh’s city limits, which ended at Johnson Street from 1857 to 1907. While most residents were government employees, small business owners, salespeople, or railroad employees, a few white-collar workers also chose to live in Glenwood-Brooklyn, generally in more substantial and stylish houses. Cameron Park and Boylan Heights developed around the same time as Glenwood-Brooklyn, each aimed at a different set of customers. The dominant architectural styles in the neighborhood include Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Craftsman, and transitional styles that incorporated elements of Colonial Revival with Queen Anne or Craftsman.

  • About

    Glenwood-Brooklyn occupies the blocks along both sides of the segment of Glenwood Avenue between Peace Street and Wade Avenue. The neighborhood marked the beginning of the suburbanization of land north of Raleigh’s city limits, which ended at Johnson Street from 1857 to 1907. While most residents were government employees, small business owners, salespeople, or railroad employees, a few white-collar workers also chose to live in Glenwood-Brooklyn, generally in more substantial and stylish houses. Cameron Park and Boylan Heights developed around the same time as Glenwood-Brooklyn, each aimed at a different set of customers. The dominant architectural styles in the neighborhood include Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Craftsman, and transitional styles that incorporated elements of Colonial Revival with Queen Anne or Craftsman.