Two historic homes on Oberlin Road have been moved, saved and restored

Two houses built by prominent African-American families in Oberlin Village, a community formed by freed slaves on the edge of Raleigh after the Civil War, have been moved, saved and restored by Preservation North Carolina.
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Two houses built by prominent African-American families in Oberlin Village, a community formed by freed slaves on the edge of Raleigh after the Civil War, have been moved, saved and restored by Preservation North Carolina.

Richard Stradling covers transportation for The News & Observer. Planes, trains and automobiles, plus ferries, bicycles, scooters and just plain walking. He’s been a reporter or editor for 32 years, including the last 19 at The N&O. 919-829-4739, rstradling@newsobserver.com.