05/28/09 145 W, 1 I - + 11 - 14 Hillsborough Street

This week's Independent Weekly has a feature on Hillsborough Street, which it calls the "true main street" of Raleigh. Bob Geary's article provides both a nice retrospective and a look to the future, both of the roadway itself and the properties along the street. Sidebar information includes Ten Things You Probably Don't Know About Hillsborough Street. Best of those odd facts? Both the Wolfline and D.H. Hill library are free to the public. Same for most of the college's parking lots after 5 p.m. and on weekends. As the author observes, "virtually everything that gives Raleigh its identity" is either on Hillsborough Street or connected by same. The Capitol, downtown, the college, the fairgrounds (old and new), etc. Great article. As for the street's original name, Hillsboro Street, this Goodnight Raleigh posting has some background on that.

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