Throwback Thursday: A.G. Bauer's Academy of Music in Raleigh

September 19, 2019

This is the Academy of Music building, designed by famed Raleigh architect A. G. Bauer and constructed in 1892. Bauer is also credited with many other notable buildings in Raleigh, including the present-day Executive Mansion. 

Before the City Auditorium, located at corner of Fayetteville and Davie Street, was built in 1910, the Academy of Music was the place Raleigh citizens went to see traveling plays, acts, musical performances and later movies - Memorial Auditorium serves this purpose today.