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The Raleigh water tower is for sale.

SEP 22, 2010

RALEIGH -- Long before anyone thought to turn the Triangle's tobacco factories and textile mills into offices, condos and restaurants, William Deitrick moved his architecture firm into an old granite-and-brick water tower in downtown Raleigh.

That was in 1938. The city planned to tear down the 85-foot octagonal tower, so Deitrick bought it and went on to design local buildings there, including the final plans for Dorton Arena.

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