Historic Homes and Buildings
building shown in the background is the Lenoir County Courthouse,
this was taken from an old postcard, postmarked 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
  • Interior-restored

    Atlantic and NC Railroad Freight Depot

    Sarahurst

    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

    Sarahurst

    Vernon Hall






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