Sarahurst

Sarahurst







Sarahurst; a graceful brick Neo-Classical Revival house, built circa 1902-1904. The house originally stood at the head of Queen Street, facing south. Moved to its current location and reoriented in 1914 for the opening of the street.

Sarahurst was designed by New Bern architect H.W. Simpson, and was constructed by local contractor Sam Harrell. The house was built for Capitola G. Edwards, (daughter of Jesse Grainger) wife of Dr. D.T. Edwards, a lawyer, teacher, and editor of the Kinston Free Press for 14 years. Named for their daughter Sarah, who occupied the house. Sarah was married to C.R. "Pat" Crawford, a professional baseball player and Kinston's first superintendent of recreation.


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