National Geographic : 1937 Apr
THUS THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER STREET LOOKED TEN YEARS AGO, BEFORETHE RESTORATION The two stores in the left foreground were on the site of the Raleigh Tavern, now one of the most interesting of thereconstructed colonial buildings (Plates IIand III, and page 413). These two structures and 457 others were demolished, 91 reconstructed, and 18 moved bodily from therestoration area to more suitable sites. Instead of the concrete paving, asphalt, put down in such a way as to resemble a gravel surface, covers the road. The monument just visible beyond the telephone pole marks the spot upon which the elaborate colonial Capitol stands today (Plates I, IV, and V). As if by magic, modern ugliness has givenway to the quiet grace ofearly days. Telephone and electric-light wires are now below the ground, and unsightly poles have been removed.