Historic Homes and Buildings


Lenoir County Courthouse from an old postcard 1905

"Old Dobbers" is proud to feature a new "Historic Homes and Buildings" section to our Website.

Here we will showcase photographs and or postcards of the historic architecture in and around Lenoir County, and when possible, what written history is known of the buildings.

If you have a photograph or post card of a building that you would like to see included, we will be happy to showcase it here. Please email any photo files to

Sloan Mason

along with whatever history is known to you (when the structure was built, who the owners were, the location of the structure, etc.)

Please also send a seperate email letting Tracy know the photo file has been sent. This way, if the file was to large to be delivered, she can work with you to make sure the file is received.

We hope you enjoy our Photograph Tour.

Kinston Graded School

Kinstons first public school was the Kinston Graded School, a
combined grammer and high school on east Lenoir Ave,
between North Independence and North East Streets
built on land donated by Jesse Grainger.
By 1919 Graingers weatherboarded school was replaced with
Kinstons first high school, known as Grainger School.

Links to Historic Homes and Buildings

Harmony Hall

B.W. Canady House

Archbell House

Atlantic and NC Railroad Freight Depot


The Peoples Bank

William Allen Knott House

Oettinger Building

Philip Miller House

Isaac Sloan Rochelle House

Universalist Church

Davis School

Links to Vintage Postcards

Queen and Gordon Streets 1908

Lenoir County Courthouse circa 1905

E.B. Marston Drugstore

Queen Street Methodist Church

View of Queen Street 1908

Cotton Market-Queen Street


Vernon Hall


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