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Find Hidden History Along Academy Street!

19 Dec 2020 6:51 PM | Kerry Mead (Administrator)

The Friends of the Page-Walker invite you to bring the entire family and find hidden history in downtown Cary this holiday season! AND - when you participate, you’ll have the opportunity to win a gift basket! 


  1. Park your car in the library parking deck and stretch your legs as you walk along Academy Street and hunt for history! All hidden history sites are outside along Academy Street, between Chatham and Dry Streets, in downtown Cary.

  2. Use the following Challenge clues to find each site.

  3. Take a selfie with the site.

  4. Post the photo to your Facebook page and be sure to tag @pagewalkerhotel and #pagewalker to be added to the drawing! For each post you correctly make, you will be entered to win an extra time. 

Posts must be made by 9 p.m. on January 3rd to qualify for the drawing. Each correct posting and tag enters you into the drawing to win the gift basket. Good luck!

Challenge 1 
From the park, glance behind the 1925 house of brick
Built for Dr. Hunter’s family.
Catch a glimpse of times gone by
Where chickens ruled the roost.

Challenge 2 
Behind a white picket fence,
A doctor’s office with two side doors,
a sign of divided times.
One is still a door, the other now a window.

Challenge 3
A federal building when it was built,
Opened in 1965 and reopened in 1988,
While mailing a letter, take your photo with two presidents.

Challenge 4
Home to many businesses,
From doctor’s office to library
To tasty sandwich shop,
This charming little date spot has cozy brick walls.

Challenge 5 
The group that built this 1931 building,
Served the town before it was a town.
Secret handshakes were exchanged here.
Look high to find the letter G.

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