12/29/09 156 W, 8 I - + 8 - 5 Vanished Raleigh

Here's a really special treat. The Elizabeth Reid Murray Collection at the Olivia Raney Local History Library includes a collection of slides that Ms. Murray photographed, predominently in the 1960s and 1970s. They number some 4,500 images, most of which are structures and places around Raleigh and Wake County.

The slides have been digitized, but you have to both (a.) visit the library and (b.) bring a laptop to view individual images. There's also a paper index of thumbnails that you can browse at the branch. The library is working to improve access to the digitized images, however.

Yours Truly has copied a couple dozen images, and created a web site for them called Vanished Raleigh. The images are all copyrighted and courtesy of the collection and the library. Do you like the site, and the images therein? Maybe I can add a few more of my favorites. Click any image below to access:

Love the images. Gives a great perspective on how far Raleigh has come. I think the most beneficial part is the dates and exactly where the building was/is. Thanks!
H2O - 12/29/09 - 12:50

Definitely like the site.
KOM - 12/29/09 - 13:38

lee - 12/29/09 - 13:46

Geez, I’m old…I remember a lot of this stuff…..
DJ - 12/29/09 - 17:24

Great idea, Mike. Thanks for the compilation. I would love to see old photos of Crabtree mall. I remember some mounted on the wall in the security office years ago but I stopped by about a week ago and they are all gone.
RescueRanger - 12/29/09 - 19:04

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