The Stockroom at 230 is housed in the Carolina Trust Building, a four-story Classical Revival building originally constructed in 1902. The building is both architecturally and culturally significant. The simple, yet elegant, design is remarkably intact and reflects the height of commercial building design in turn of the century Raleigh. Indeed, the building was (and is) in the heart of the downtown business district. Originally home to a string of banks and professionals--doctors, tailors, insurers--the Carolina Trust Building was purchased by McLellan's dime store in the late 1920s. The store had a huge retail presence in downtown Raleigh for decades. The first floor contained the main retail areas and the luncheonette, and the upper floors served as stock rooms, hence our name. The Stockroom at 230 continues the building's tradition of active, community uses that has for so long been a part of the Carolina Trust Building.