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spring 2022                     Number 168

                                                                                                                                           Opening New Windows
           Published by Preservation North Carolina, Est. 1939
                                                                                                                                           on Hidden History
                                                                                                                                                   By Myrick Howard
    The Historic Preservation Foundation       Headquarters                      Eastern Regional Office

    of North Carolina, Inc.                    814 Oberlin Avenue                210 E. Church Street
                                               P.O. Box 27644                    Tarboro, NC 27886
    2022 Board of Directors                    Raleigh, NC 27611-7644            252-563-5288
    Andrew Stewart, Raleigh, Chairman          919-832-3652                      mgregg@presnc.org
                                               info@presnc.org                                                                                           he first time I toured the Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington, I was
    Valerie Ann Johnson, Oxford, Vice Chair                                      Maggie Gregg, Director
       and Chair-Elect
                                               Myrick Howard, President                                                                                  a student attending the second annual conference of the Historic
    Benjamin Briggs, High Point, Secretary                                       Piedmont Regional Office
                                               Annie Jernigan, Marketing                                                                           Preservation Society of North Carolina, one of the two predecessors
    Trish Wilson, Wilmington, Treasurer                                          735 Ninth Street, Suite 56
                                                  Manager and Member
                                                                                 P.O. Box 3597
    April Larkins, Greensboro, At-Large           Services
                                               Julianne Patterson, Outreach
                                                                                 Durham, NC 27702-3597                                             of Preservation North Carolina. In 1977, preservation was still in the
       Executive Committee Member                                                919-401-8540
    Louise Porter Martin, Raleigh, Immediate      Manager
                                                                                 cturner@presnc.org                                                afterglow of the Bicentennial. I was on the front end of a steep learning
       Past Chairman                           Shannon Phillips, Director of
                                                  Development                    Cathleen Turner, Director                                         curve about historic preservation.
    Richard Angino, Winston-Salem              Chrissy Pressley, Office
    Denise R. Barnes, Durham                      Assistant                      Western Regional Office
                                               Dawn Williams, HR and             2 1/2 E. Warren Street,
    Tamara Holmes Brothers, Fayetteville
                                                  Properties Director               Suite 8
    Johnny Burleson, Raleigh                   Mary Frances Wilson, Donor        P.O. Box 2
    George Carr, Greensboro                       Engagement Manager             Shelby, NC 28151-0002
    Allan Casavant, Tryon                                                        704-482-3531
    Mary Boney Clark, Wilmington               Bellamy Mansion Museum of         talexander@presnc.org
    Claire Edwards, Farmville                     History and Design Arts        Ted Alexander, Director
    Larken Egleston, Charlotte                 503 Market Street
    Demetrius Haddock, Fayetteville            Wilmington, NC 28401
    Jason Harpe, Lincolnton                    910-251-3700
    Irvin Henderson, Henderson
    Matt Hobbs, Raleigh                        Gareth Evans, Director
    Richard Hunter, Warrenton                  Carolyn Gonzalez,
                                                  Development Manager
    Earl Ijames, Wendell
                                               Bob Lock, Site Manager
    Laurie Jackson, Raleigh                    Leslie Randle-Morton,
    Lester Lowe, Raleigh                          Operations Manager
    Jeff Michael, Davidson
    John Moore, Winston-Salem
                                                                                                              Jim Lamb, Capital City Camera Club

    Carl R. Nold, Chapel Hill
    Marshall Phillips, Charlotte
    Donna Scott, Lake Waccamaw
    Darin Waters, Asheville
    Tom Winslow, Oak City

    On the cover: Mathewson House, Tarboro. Photo by Kevin Lord, Capital City Camera Club.
    The Mission of Preservation North Carolina is Saving Places That Matter to the
    Diverse People of North Carolina.
                                                                                                                                                   Mathewson House, Tarboro. Home of George Mathewson, a local Tarboro
    NC Preservation (Spring 2022, Number 168) is published quarterly by Preservation NC, PO Box                                                    political leader and brickmason.
    27644, Raleigh, NC 27611-7644. POSTMASTER: send address changes to Preservation NC,
    PO Box 27644, Raleigh, NC 27611-7644.
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It was a special treat for attendees to get to tour the Bellamy Mansion, which
                                                    just had its exterior restored after decades of benign neglect. The interior was
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                                                    still a fire-bombed mess, having been the victim of arson only a few years earlier.
                                                    We marveled at the ornate plaster work which, we were told, was executed by
                                                    talented Italian artisans.
                                                        Fast forward nearly twenty years: Preservation North Carolina took
                                                    ownership of the property with a goal of completing the restoration and opening

                                                                                                                                             David Strevel, Capital City Camera Club
                                                    it as a museum. The interior had remained untouched since the fire.
                                                        In the interim, researchers had discovered the diary of Rufus Bunnell in the
                                                    Yale University Library. Bunnell was a young “Yankee architect” who supervised
                                                    the construction of the Bellamy Mansion under the watchful eye of seasoned,
                                                    locally prominent architect, James Post. His diary revealed that Black artisans,
                                                    not Italians, had executed the fine plaster work. In fact, the entire magnificent
                                                    house had been largely constructed by enslaved and free Black craftsmen. That
                                                    history had been wiped away during decades of racial injustice.
                                                        Shortly after opening the house to the public and telling visitors about the
                                                    Black builders, we started contemplating doing a traveling exhibit about Black                                                                                  property saved by Preservation NC’s Endangered
                                                                                                                                                                                       In January We
                                                    builders and architects, telling the hidden stories of the men (and rarely women)                                                                               Properties Program in 1988), the Bellamy Mansion
                                                                                                                                                                                       Built This: Profiles
                                                    who built our state’s historic treasures. The exhibit, which only covered the                                                                                   in Wilmington, and Tryon Palace in New Bern
                                                    subject from the state’s beginnings to 1865, premiered at the Bellamy Mansion
                                                                                                                                                                                       of Black Architects          (whose reconstruction was the rallying point for
                                                    Museum in 1998 and traveled extensively for two decades, both inside and                                                           and Builders in              the 1939 incorporation of the North Carolina
                                                    outside the state. Nearly twenty museums told their own stories of local Black                                                     North Carolina               Society for the Preservation of Antiquities, our
                                                    builders.                                                                                                                          premiered as one             distant predecessor). New research at each of these
                                                        Fast forward twenty-five more years: Preservation North Carolina renovated                                                     of the first exhibits        sites has expanded the hidden stories of Black
                                                    as its new headquarters the home of Willis Graves in Oberlin, a Freedman’s                                                         to be shown at               builders. Other venues are being booked for 2023
                                                    village established outside of Raleigh after the Civil War. Graves was a brick                                                     the new Dix Park             and beyond.
                                                    mason, born into slavery. According to the National Register nomination and                                                                                         Despite my four-plus decades in historic
                                                                                                                                                                                       Chapel in Raleigh.
                                                    other sources, Graves’ sons went North as brick masons and plasterers.                                                                                          preservation, I learned much from the development
                                                        Our research revealed that son Lemuel actually went to Cornell and                                                             of this exhibit. Some of the stories are inspirational; others are tragic. Some of
                                                    Columbia, and he gained national prominence as the first student inductee                                                          North Carolina’s highly talented builders and their families had to leave our
                                                    into Alpha Phi Alpha, a prominent African-American fraternity. His brother                                                         state in order to excel.
                                                    Bill went to Howard University School of Law and became a noted civil                                                                  Tragedy and inspiration intertwine in the story of Waller Freeman, a
                                                    rights attorney in Detroit. He worked with Thurgood Marshall as an attorney                                                        carpenter raised in Pittsboro. His father Lewis was a free Black man who
                                                    of record for Shelley vs. Kraemer, the landmark 1948 U.S. Supreme Court                                                            prospered (as a tanner, we think) and built a modest house, now under a
                                                    civil rights case that invalidated racially restrictive covenants. And yet, the                                                    Preservation NC easement. Lewis had to purchase his enslaved wife and Waller,
                                                    remarkable stories of two of Raleigh’s native sons were unknown in our state.                                                      their grown son who had started his own family. A few years later, in order to
                                                        This second case of lost history fired us up to revisit the earlier Black builders                                             emancipate his son, Lewis had to sell Waller to a Raleigh attorney who agreed
                                                    and architects exhibit. We needed to refresh the pre-Civil War history and bring                                                   to take him to New York. Imagine the sleepless nights after selling your son!
                                                    the story up to present times.                                                                                                         Once Waller was emancipated in New York, he could not legally return to
                                                        In January We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North                                                   North Carolina except for short visits. In 1840, he petitioned the legislature to
                                                    Carolina premiered as one of the first exhibits to be shown at the new Dix Park                                                    allow him to return and live in North Carolina near his family, but to no avail.
                                                    Chapel in Raleigh. Next, it will travel to Historic Rosedale in Charlotte (a                                                       When the white family that enslaved Waller’s wife and children moved to

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In the meantime, check out our #WBTwednesday series on social media,
                                                                                                                                                                                    where we’re featuring a different builder every week in 2022. And, please let
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                                                                                                                                                                                    us know about Black builders and architects in your own community who
                                                                                                                                                                                    may not have come to our attention.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Through these various facets of We Built This, we strive to learn more
                                                                                                                                                                                    about our state’s largely unrecognized Black builders and architects and
                                                                                                                                                                                    share their stories widely across North Carolina, stimulating important and
                                                                                                                                                                                    needed conversations about race. We also hope to engage a new generation

                                                                                                                                          David Strevel, Capital City Camera Club
                                                                                                                                                                                    of advocates for historic preservation for the coming decades.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Myrick Howard is President of Preservation North Carolina, a job he’s held
                                                                                                                                                                                    since 1978.

                                                    Lewis Freeman House, Pittsboro.                                                                                                    NC Historic Rehabilitation
                                                    Washington DC, he was able to finally purchase them. He had a successful career
                                                    as a carpenter there. His son attended Harvard Dental School and became the first
                                                                                                                                                                                       Tax Credits Renewed to 2031!
                                                    licensed Black dentist in the United States. His great-grandson, Robert Weaver, was
                                                    the first Black to be appointed to the US Cabinet, serving as Secretary of Housing
                                                    and Urban Development (HUD) under President Lyndon Johnson.
                                                        Who knew? The 1982 National Register nomination doesn’t provide a hint of
                                                                                                                                                                                       T     he new State budget, signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper in
                                                                                                                                                                                             November 2021, extends NC’s Historic Rehabilitation Tax
                                                                                                                                                                                       Credits to 2031! House Speaker Tim Moore’s press release about the
                                                    this remarkable story. In 1982, the internet, which                                                                                budget highlighted the tax credits, affirming their economic value:
                                                    now allows a researcher to quickly find genealogical       We are going to                                                         “The Historic Preservation Tax Credit will be extended to 2031, a
                                                    research and newspaper articles from distant sources,      learn SO much                                                           key priority for rural and small-town North Carolina’s economic
                                                    didn’t exist.                                                                                                                      development.” This huge victory for historic preservation in North
                                                                                                               more about
                                                        We are going to learn SO much more about Black                                                                                 Carolina ensures that even more of our state’s rich and diverse
                                                    builders and architects as we go forward. The stories
                                                                                                               Black builders
                                                                                                                                                                                       historic fabric will be preserved and given new life—creating jobs and
                                                    our buildings tell add richness and depth to honest        and architects as
                                                                                                                                                                                       economic development statewide.
                                                    conversations about race in North Carolina (and the        we go forward.                                                             North Carolina’s historic rehabilitation tax credits, initiated by PNC
                                                    United States).                                            The  stories our                                                        in 1997 and nurtured along ever since, have had a tremendous impact
                                                        The exhibit is just the beginning. PNC is currently    buildings tell                                                          on North Carolina, encouraging $3.2 billion of private investment
                                                    working with Laurinburg native Chris Everett, a            add richness and                                                        in North Carolina and supporting both historic preservation and
                                                    filmmaker now based in Wilmington and Durham,              depth to honest                                                         environmental sustainability through the reuse of existing buildings.
                                                    on a two-part docuseries on the subject. Later this        conversations about                                                     Entire neighborhoods, towns, and cities have benefited from these
                                                    year we will also start work on a companion book that                                                                              incentives. Historic rehabilitation projects will now continue to work
                                                                                                               race in North
                                                    will feature more profiles and contextual essays. We                                                                               their magic across the state for another decade.
                                                    anticipate collaborating with PBS North Carolina and
                                                                                                               Carolina    (and the
                                                    UNC Press on these endeavors.                              United States).

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                                                    Beautiful New Book about
                                                    Winston-Salem’s Great Houses

                                                             new richly illustrated book by noted architectural historian
                                                             Margaret Supplee Smith, Great Houses and Their Stories: Winston-
                                                             Salem’s “Era of Success,” 1912-1940, is now available on PNC’s
                                                    website (PreservationNC.org), or through UNC Press, local booksellers,
                                                    and other sources.
                                                       In the early twentieth century, Winston-Salem was hailed as the “town
                                                    of a hundred millionaires.” Booming tobacco and
                                                    textile manufacturing industries converged to make
                                                    Winston-Salem the largest and richest city in all of
                                                    North Carolina, and major architects flocked to the
                                                    area to design for its newly wealthy clientele.
                                                       Great Houses and Their Stories, Preservation
                                                    North Carolina’s newest publication, explores
                                                    Winston-Salem’s finest residential architecture
                                                    from that era—its spacious mansions, palatial
                                                    gardens, and even working farms—and delves into
                                                    the stories of the people who lived and worked in
                                                       Author Margaret Supplee Smith, Ph.D., and
                                                    photographer Jackson Smith tell the rich histories
                                                    of more than 75 great houses through beautiful
                                                    new photography, historic photographs, personal
                                                    narratives, and oral histories.
                                                       Most of the houses in this book are not currently
                                                    protected and are vulnerable to destruction. By
                                                    publishing this book, Preservation North Carolina
                                                    hopes to advance the preservation of Winston-
                                                    Salem’s rich architectural legacy, which is highly
                                                    threatened by demolition and overdevelopment.

                                                                                                                                                                      Jackson Smith
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Enslaved 14-year-old           restored the slave quarters in 2014 and, as he
                                                     Bellamy Columns Column:                                                                                                                     Mary Ann Nixon’s               notes, “We have always tried to interpret the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                entire property and present a truthful story of

                                                     Time to Tour
                                                                                                                                                                                                 1860 experience is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the people who lived here.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                 a focal point of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wade adds that while the 1860 census
                                                                                                                                                                                                 specially written              did not list the names of enslaved people,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 5th grade tour. Her            local research has given us a lot. We have
                                                                                                                                                                                                 life, along with               long known that prominent Black families
                                                                                                                                                                                                 those of younger               like the Howes, Prices, Sadgwars and Goulds
                                                                                                                                                                                                 children Harriett and          were involved in the construction, but more
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Charlotte Potter, can          recently we have learned more of the names
                                                                                                                                                                                                 now be better told             and stories of some of the enslaved women
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and children performing domestic chores.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 with the depth of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For example, enslaved 14-year-old Mary Ann
                                                                                                                                                                                                 premium tour.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nixon’s 1860 experience is a focal point of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                our specially written 5th grade tour. Her life,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 along with those of younger children Harriett and Charlotte Potter, can now
                                                                                                                                                                                                 be better told with the depth of the premium tour. “In expanding the tour to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 90 minutes we can get further into the people, their challenging living and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 working conditions, their daily stories,” Wade notes.

                                                     Wade (at left) training interpreters on the new 90-minute premium tour last May

                                                     O       ne silver lining of the Coronavirus
                                                             Pandemic is that Bellamy
                                                     Mansion Museum staff had an
                                                     opportunity to revisit how to tell the
                                                     site’s valuable regional story. Online
                                                     outreach expanded the audience, and
                                                                                                                                        Harry Taylor

                                                     now there are new ways to learn in
                                                     person. Visitors to the 1860-era slave
                                                     quarters, gardens, and main house can
                                                     now choose a self-guided, audio narrated, or a new, premium guided tour.
                                                                                                                                                       David Strevel, Capital City Camera Club

                                                     Often guiding visitors on this 90-minute journey into history is the museum’s
                                                     lead volunteer, Wade Toth.
                                                         Wade is the backbone of the museum’s volunteer program, training others
                                                     and collaborating with staff on the interpretation of a complex statewide story.
                                                     The site was built in large part by highly-skilled enslaved workers. When
                                                     completed in 1861, John and Eliza Bellamy, nine of their children, and nine
                                                     domestic slaves occupied it. Wade is particularly passionate when describing
                                                     the life of the enslaved workers and their dwelling at the rear of the site. PNC

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                                                         Wade has been with the Bellamy Mansion Museum since moving to                      the house, the technology, the craftsmanship, the working people that you don’t
                                                     Wilmington from New Orleans in 2007. After retiring as a dean of students              necessarily think about. I like to take what people know and give it context.”
                                                     in Loudoun County, Virginia, he enjoyed giving tours of historic sites in New             As well as giving in-depth tours, volunteers do everything from gardening to
                                                     Orleans. “I like to think of what I do here at the Bellamy Museum as an extension      holiday decorating to organizing concerts. Like staff, Wade wants volunteers to
                                                     of my career in education,” he says. Wade especially likes engaging children and       know they’re valued. “Over the years we’ve had many social trips and events for
                                                     the more reluctant tourist by asking them to compare this place with the features      our volunteers. We’re all looking forward to getting back to those soon. Volunteers
                                                     of their homes. “I ask them to look and, when they point out something that            give so much to educate the public from across this state and around the world.
                                                     seems ordinary, like the mirrors in the parlor, I point out that the mirrors served    The museum wouldn’t be here without them.”
                                                     a double role. Before electricity, people put up large mirrors to reflect candles to   The museum is open 10AM–4PM every day. Premium guided tours are
                                                     create more light in the room. My joy is helping people find out what went into        10AM, 12PM, and 2PM when available.
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2021 Preservation Awards

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                                                     D     uring the Annual Preservation Conference this fall we held our award
                                                           ceremony virtually, a format we plan to continue with because it allows
                                                     everyone to easily get together to celebrate on screen. Instead of giving you a
                                                     detailed report of all the awardees from the last year, we recorded the ceremony
                                                     so you can go back and watch the entire presentation in your own home and
                                                     toast the winners with a celebratory glass of champagne if you want! To watch
                                                     online, visit www.presnc.org/awards.

                                                                                                                                                  Double Hung, LLC.
                                                     The 2021 Preservation Awards Recipients are:
                                                     RUTH COLTRANE CANNON AWARD
                                                     Anne Faircloth, Clinton
                                                     ROBERT E. STIPE PROFESSIONAL AWARD
                                                                                                                                                                            David Hoggard, Greensboro. 2021 L. Vincent Lowe, Jr. Business Award Recipient.
                                                     Jennifer Cathey, Asheville
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                                                     STEDMAN INCENTIVE GRANT                                                                                                                                                   Ash Street, Wilson. A project
                                                     The R.O.C.K. Foundation, Wilson                                                                                                                                           of The R.O.C.K. Foundation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               recipient of the 2021
                                                     L. VINCENT LOWE, JR. BUSINESS AWARD                                                                                                                                       Stedman Incentive Grant.
                                                     David Hoggard/Double Hung LLC, Greensboro
                                                     MINNETTE C. DUFFY LANDSCAPE PRESERVATION AWARD
                                                     Mainspring Conservation Trust, Franklin

                                                                                                                                                  The R.O.C.K. Foundation
                                                                                                                                        NC SHPO

                                                     Anne Faircloth, Clinton. 2021 Ruth       Jennifer Cathey, Asheville. 2021 Robert
                                                     Coltrane Cannon Award Recipient.         E. Stipe Professional Award Recipient.
                                                                                                                                                                        The 2021 Preservation Awards ceremony was held virtually last fall.
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Upcoming Shelter Series Events

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                                                                                                                                                                       J   oin us online this spring and summer for a variety of Shelter Series programs
                                                                                                                                                                           that tie into stories of the We Built This exhibit:

                                                                                                                                                                       Digging into North Carolina’s African American Cemeteries (March 8)
                                                                                                                                                                       The African American Legacy at Historic Rosedale (April 12)
                                                                                                                                                                       Restoring the Bellamy Slave Quarters (May 31)
                                                                                                                                                                       Urban Slavery in the Antebellum South (June 14)

                                                                                                                                       Mainspring Conservation Trust
                                                                                                                                                                       Visit PreservationNC.org to view past and present Shelter Series events. New
                                                                                                                                                                       content is added throughout the year.

                                                     The Rickman Store, Franklin. A project of Mainspring Conservation Trust,
                                                     recipient of the 2021 Minnette C. Duffy Landscape Preservation Award.

                                                     GERTRUDE S. CARRAWAY AWARDS OF MERIT
                                                     Allied DevCorps LLC for The Colonial Inn, Hillsborough
                                                     Gig East Exchange, Wilson
                                                     Michael D. Hill for Granite Mill, Haw River
                                                     Harry and Nancy Smith for the McNair-Kay House, Wilmington
                                                     Montfort Hall/Heights House Hotel, Raleigh
                                                     Alexander Company for Printworks Mill, Greensboro
                                                     James Goodnight for the Solomon Buildings, Wilmington
                                                     Sites of Memory: Documenting the Northeast Community in Wake Forest
                                                     Thornwell Properties for the Burke Garage Company Building, Morganton
                                                     Allison Gray and David Maurer for the Stine’s Ice Cream Parlor Building, Lenoir
                                                     Stuart Paynter for the Orpheum Theater, Oxford
                                                     Town of Warrenton for the Warrenton Town Hall Building

                                                     Is there a person, business or project in your community deserving of recognition?
                                                     Submit a nomination online at presnc.org/awards by May 1st!

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                                                                                        Dunning House                                                                                           Smyre-Pasour House
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                                              405 S. Commerce Street,        The                                                                        113 N. Holland Street,          Situated near Gastonia and Charlotte, this
                                              Aulander, Bertie County         handsome                                                                  Dallas, Gaston County           property is ideal for an adaptive re-use office
                                              $49,000                         exterior                                                                  $115,000                        space or residence that has the benefits of small-
                                              (See A on map)                  of the                                                                    (See F on map)                  town charm near the big city! Built ca. 1847, the
                                                                             1880 R. J.                                                                                                 Smyre-Pasour House is one of the few remaining pre-
                                              and Lizzie Dunning House belies                                                                           Civil War Greek Revival-style houses in Gaston County. The house and well house
                                              its exuberant and stunning interior!                                                                      are contributing structures in the Dallas National Register Historic District and
                                              Located within an hour’s drive of several                                                                 are eligible for state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits. Local Landmark
                                              destinations it offers potential for a live-in                                                            status confers an annual 50% ad valorem property tax deferral.
                                              rehab.                                                                                                    Set flush with the street and facing the former Gaston County Courthouse in
                                              A two-story, three-bay side gable home with beautiful interior woodwork including:                        the heart the Court Square, the yard is ample enough for sensitively designed
                                              diagonal and herringbone beadboard in central hall and front parlor wainscoting,                          parking. Extensive stabilization work is being completed, which will allow for
                                              original mantels, and heart pine floors throughout!                                                       easier rehabilitation and adaptive re-use. The 1973 National Register nomination
                                              Although some work has been started, the property requires a complete rehabilitation                      describes the Dallas Historic District and Court Square as having “a quiet
                                              including all new systems, updates and/or reconfiguration of the existing kitchen and                     grouping of well-preserved commercial and residential structures around the
                                              baths, repair to the front porch roof and flooring, and carpentry and cosmetic repairs.                   shaded courthouse square...an idyllic small-town atmosphere recalling the slower
                                                                                                                                                        pace of the late nineteenth century.” Rebuilt window sashes on-site for the
                                              Located in Aulander, the house is approximately one hour from the Norfolk-Virginia
                                              Beach area, 30 minutes from the beautiful Chowan River, and 45 minutes from
                                              Greenville, home of East Carolina University and its medical center.                                      Square Feet: 1,947; Lot Size: 0.33 acres; Zoning: Residential/Commercial
                                              Square Feet: 1,930; Lot Size: 0.468 acre; Zoning: Residential                                             Contact: Beth Yarbrough, REALTOR®/Broker, Gilleland Realty, Inc.,
                                                                                                                                                        704-813-8945, bethyarbrough@charter.net
                                              Contact: Maggie Gregg, PNC Eastern Office, Tarboro, 252-563-5288,

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                                                                         (former) First Presbyterian Church                                                                                   Selma Baptist Church
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                                              114 W. Main Street,      An Ecclesiastical                                                               107 & 109 W. Waddell              Stately Gothic Revival-style former church and former
                                              Lincolnton,              gem seeking                                                                     Street                            adjacent daycare with parking behind it on a prominent
                                              Lincoln County           rebirth and                                                                     Selma, Johnston County            corner in the Downtown Selma Historic District; ideal
                                              $699,900                 new purpose                                                                     $175,000                          for adaptive reuse!
                                              (See E on map)           in the heart                                                                    (See B on map)                 The Selma Baptist Church is a cross-gabled Gothic Revival-
                                                                       of downtown                                                                                                    style building completed in 1908, situated on a prominent
                                              Lincolnton! Ideal for adaptive reuse for                                                                 corner in the Selma Downtown Historic District. The stately masonry structure
                                              mixed uses, including co-working space.                                                                  features a bell tower entrance, tall pointed arch windows, and buttresses with rusticated
                                              Individually listed in the National Register                                                             stone details on the exterior. The interior is a large open sanctuary with gallery loft
                                              and adjacent to the West Main Street National Register district, this handsome church                    embellished with Classical details. A three-story office and classroom building was
                                              complex was in use until recently and has been well maintained. Located within a block                   added in 1948.
                                              of the historic Lincoln County Courthouse and one-half block of City Hall in the center                  The building requires a complete rehabilitation and is ideal for adaptive reuse as a
                                              of flourishing downtown Lincolnton, the original Late Gothic Revival structure was                       unique retail/restaurant/office eligible for historic tax credits. The Town of Selma is
                                              constructed in 1917 and designed by noted Charlotte architect C.C. Hook, one of the first                a reasonable 32-mile commute to Raleigh, at the crossroads of major transportation
                                              and most prolific leaders in the state’s early 20th century architectural profession. Forty              corridors including Interstate 95 to the east, US301/Pollock Street through town and
                                              years later, the 1957 mid-century restrained Gothic Revival Educational Building was                     adjacent to the church, and US70 to the west
                                              designed by Harold E. Wagoner of Philadelphia, himself a Presbyterian, who is known as a
                                                                                                                                                       Square Feet: 8,632; Lot Size: 0.529 acre; Zoning: Transitional
                                              prominent mid- twentieth-century American ecclesiastical architect.
                                                                                                                                                       Contact: Cathleen Turner, PNC Piedmont Office, Durham, 919-401-8540,
                                              The opportunities for this property are many and the building is eligible for both the
                                              Federal and State Historic Tax Credits. Lincolnton is located on the “quiet side” of
                                              Charlotte and has maintained its small-town charm while offering big-city opportunities.
                                              Square Feet: 15,700; Lot Size: .91 acre; Zoning: Central Business
                                              Contact: Ted Alexander, PNC Western Office, Shelby, 704-482-3531,

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                                                                                            King House                                                                                       Gordon-Brandon House
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ava i l a b l e f o r R e s t o r at i o n
                                              653 Vernon Road,             The King House is a remarkable example of the first                          148 Bridge Street                Raised basement Greek Revival cottage on
                                              Wentworth                     houses built by settlers to Rockingham County. The 1.5-                     Milton, Caswell County           secluded wooded lot; one block from Milton
                                              Rockingham County             story log house was assembled with substantial beams felled                 $32,500                          commercial district and Thomas Day Museum
                                              $69,000                      on site and set on a fieldstone foundation with large stacked-               (See C on map)                   (under consideration to become a new State
                                              (See D on map)                stone chimneys. The floor plan is comprised of a large main                                                  Historic Site!); just minutes from the renowned
                                                                           parlor with two smaller chambers on the first floor, and an                                                   Virginia International Raceway!
                                              enclosed winder stair leading to one large room on the second floor. There is a fireplace                 An unusual example of a uniquely Milton house type, the Gordon-Brandon
                                              opening on each story. Other impressive features include beaded ceiling joists, beaded                    House is a modest-scale raised Greek Revival cottage consisting of a stuccoed
                                              tongue-and-groove plank walls (up to 22" wide), heart pine floors, and board-and-batten                   brick lower level and a wood frame upper level containing the main entrance and
                                              doors with HL hinges.                                                                                     ornamentation. Located at the end of N. Bridge (“Warehouse”) Street, the house
                                              An early detached kitchen with its own stacked-stone chimney on the gable end was                         is set near Country Line Creek on a secluded wooded lot in the town of Milton,
                                              eventually attached to the house by a small “connector” room. A rear side porch was                       famous for its Antebellum architecture and home to Thomas Day, renowned 19th
                                              enclosed providing additional space and connections between rooms. The original hand-                     century free black cabinetmaker.
                                              dug well, located on the east side of the house, was filled-in in the 1980s. A newer well was             The house will need a complete rehabilitation. The roof will need to be assessed
                                              dug on the west side of the house.                                                                        and repaired accordingly (a tarp has been installed on the roof near the south
                                              The house has been covered by rolled asphalt siding. Small sections have been uncovered to                chimney). Other needed repairs include new plumbing and HVAC systems,
                                              reveal lap siding on the main house and board-and-batten siding on the kitchen. The house                 removal of recent wood paneling and ceiling tiles, repair/replacement of damaged
                                              will require a complete rehabilitation including repair of the roof (temporary patching has               plaster, some structural repair, masonry work, and new bathrooms and kitchen.
                                              been installed), restoration/repair of log structure, installation of new systems including               The property is located in the Milton National Register Historic District and is
                                              electrical, plumbing and HVAC, a new kitchen and bathrooms.                                               eligible for tax credits.
                                              The King House and cemetery are being sold on ten acres. Additional acreage is available                  Square Feet: 1,968; Lot Size: 1.7 acres; Zoning: Residential
                                              for purchase.                                                                                             Contact: Cathleen Turner, PNC Piedmont Office, Durham, 919-401-8540,
                                              Square Feet: 1,643; Lot Size: 10 acres; Zoning: Residential                                               cturner@presnc.org
                                              Contact: Cathleen Turner, PNC Piedmont Office, Durham, 919-401-8540,
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(See G on map)                    See www.PreservationNC.org for more information

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       D i d Yo u K n o w ?
                                                                                                                                       Available for Restoration            properties for sale by owners        important to North Carolina’s
                                                                                                                                       is published by Preservation         and realtors. Preservation NC        diverse heritage. Preservation
                                                                                                                                       North Carolina to advertise          strongly encourages the buyers       NC provides educational
                                                                                                                                       the endangered historic              of these properties to place         opportunities and public
                                                                                                                                       buildings of the members of          protective covenants into the        recognition of outstanding
                                                                                                                                       the Association of Revolving         deed at the time of closing to       individuals and groups in
                                                                                                                                       Funds. The historic properties       ensure the preservation of the       preservation. Preservation
                                                                                                                                       listed in this section will be       historic buildings. Preservation     NC operates an Endangered
                                        L o c a l A g en ts. L o c a l Kn ow l e dg e.                 3 3 6 779 92 0 0
                                                                                                                                       sold subject to protective           NC will gladly assist in             Properties Program (the
                                                                                                                                       covenants and rehabilitation         formulating covenants suited         Revolving Fund) to preserve
                                                                                                 Hanes Farm                            agreements. The Association          to specific buildings and sites.     endangered historic buildings
                                                                                                                                       of North Carolina Revolving          Paid advertising is also available   and sites.
                                                                                                 3550 Middlebrook Drive                Funds, founded by                    on Preservation NC’s website.        Preservation NC’s staff
                                                                                                 Clemmons , NC 27012                   Preservation NC, is the nation’s     Visit www.PreservationNC.org         members travel extensively, and
                                                                                                 Forsyth County                        first statewide association of       for more information.                are frequently out of the office.
                                                                                                                                       nonprofit organizations and          Preservation North Carolina          Their hours are generally 9
                                                                                                                                       public agencies that purchase        is the only statewide nonprofit      am to 5 pm, Monday–Friday.
                                                                                                 Price available                       and sell historic properties in      preservation organization            Appointments to see properties
                                                                                                 upon request                          order to preserve them.              in North Carolina. It is a           need to be made several days in
                                                                                                                                       The Historic Properties              membership organization              advance, since volunteers help
                                                                                                 3,877 square feet                     Emporium section contains            dedicated to preserving and          show them.
                                                                                                                                       paid advertisements of historic      promoting buildings and sites
                                                                                                 Lot Size: 8.26 acres
                                                                                                 Zoning: Residential                                                         Tax Credits Available
                                                                                                                                       In North Carolina, both state                                              strongly urges owners interested
                                    Remarkable c.1798 Moravian farm house sited on 8+ acres. The house was the home                    and federal income tax credits                                             in receiving tax credits to
                                                                                                                                       are available for the certified                                            submit their rehabilitation
                                    of the first Hanes descendant in NC. The house received a meticulous restoration                                                                                              plans for approval prior to
                                                                                                                                       rehabilitation of historic
                                    in 2015 including all new systems, cedar shingle roof, copper gutters, new baths, a                structures. For the rehabilitation                                         commencement of work.
                                    historically sympathetic addition includes state-of-the-art kitchen, 2-story great room            of income-producing certified        must be certified historic            For more details, visit the
                                    with wood burning fireplace, wonderful open porch with another fireplace, stone                    historic structures, a 20%           structures (that is, listed on the    NCHPO website at
                                    terrace and new garage with expansion potential.                                                   federal income tax credit            National Register of Historic          https://www.ncdcr.gov/state-
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                                    Stunning professionally landscaped grounds features the original, restored springhouse.            tax credit are available. For        property in a National                call 919-807-6570, or find
                                    A long winding driveway creates the perfect approach to this historic masterpiece.                                                      Register historic district),          NCHPO on Facebook. You can
                                                                                                                                       the rehabilitation of owner-
                                                                                                                                                                            and rehabilitation work must          also visit www.PreservationNC.
                                                                                                                                       occupied homes (non-income
                                    Truly a one-of-a kind property. Property qualifies for the Forsyth County 50% Historic                                                  be done in accordance with            org, call 919-832-3652, or find
                                                                                                                                       producing properties), a 15%         the Secretary of the Interior’s       Preservation NC on Facebook.
                                    Tax Credit.                                                                                        state tax credit is available for    Standards for Rehabilitation.
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                                                                                                                                       $150,000. Eligible properties        Preservation Office (NCHPO)

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                                                                                                      North Carolina History                                                       Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way. . .
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                                                                                                                                                     • Durham
                                                                                                                                                                            A      T       he work of Preservation NC would hardly be possible without generous
                                                                                                                                                                                           legacy gifts from our members and friends. Your planned gift for
                                                                                                                                                                                   Preservation North Carolina can help us preserve places that matter for generations
                                                                                                                                                        • Raleigh                  to come. Planned giving enables us to make a meaningful final statement about what
                                                                                                       • Asheville
                                                                                                                       E                                  B                        we love, cherish, and hold dear. A gift can honor a loved one or ensure the permanent
                                                                                                                           F                                    • Goldsboro
                                                                                                                               • Charlotte                                         protection of your family home, while also providing financial advantages for you or
                                                                                                                                                                                   your heirs and critical financial support for Preservation North Carolina’s work.
                                                                                                                                                          Jacksonville •
                                                                                                                                                                                      Bequests, retirement plans, gifts of real estate, life insurance, charitable remainder
                                                                                                                                                                                   trusts, lead trusts and memorial gifts are all ways you can plan for a final legacy. If you
                                                                                                                                                                                   are interested in leaving a legacy, please contact Shannon Phillips at 919-832-3652
                                                                                                                                                                    • Wilmington
                                                                                                                                                                                   x229 to discuss your goals.

                                                                                                Please visit our website at www.PreservationNC.org to see
                                                                                                 many more historic properties available through PNC.

                                                                                A. Dunning House                                    F. Smyre-Pasour House
                                                                                   Aulander, Bertie County, page 18                    Dallas, Gaston County,
                                                                                B. Selma Baptist Church                                page 19
                                                                                   Selma, Johnston County, page 21                  G. Hanes Farm
                                                                                C. Gordon-Brandon House                                Clemmons, Forsyth County, page 24
                                                                                   Milton, Caswell County, page 23
                                                                                D. King House
                                                                                   Wentworth, Rockingham County,
                                                                                   page 22
                                                                                E. First Presbyterian Church
                                                                                   Lincolnton, Lincoln County,
                                                                                   page 20                                                                                         Long-time donor and former board member Amy Averill, of Brevard, passed away
                                                                                                                                                                                   in 2020 at the age of 103. Amy’s passion for preservation led to her involvement with
                                                                                                                                                                                   the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation North Carolina, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                   Transylvania County Historical Society. In 2001 Amy received Preservation NC’s
                                                                                                                                                                                   Ruth Coltrane Cannon Award, the highest state award given to an individual who
                                                                                                                                                                                   has demonstrated a genuine commitment to historic preservation. From her tenure on
                                                                                                                                                                                   Preservation NC’s board, Amy was deeply aware of the value of planned giving. In
                                                                                                                                                                                   her will, she made a generous bequest to Preservation NC to support the work of the
                                                                                                                                                                                   Endangered Properties Program.

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