Source: Junius D. Grimes Papers (#571) Staff Person: Lynette Lundin Description: Take a step back in time to 1914 Greenville, N. C., in this C. E. Weaver Series, “Illustrated Cities”, by Central Publishing Co., Inc., in Richmond, Virginia. Greenville was growing and changing: The Center Brick Warehouse was selling Bright Leaf Tobacco (93,762 pounds avg. [...]
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection, Manuscript Collection #741 Staff Person: Maury York Description: A photographer for the Daily Reflector, Greenville, N.C., captured this view in December 1958 of a man removing snow from the marquee of the State Theatre on West Fifth Street. Note the State Bank Building, a four-story, triangular building, at right.
Source: Tabitha Marie DeVisconti Papers #480 Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: New Bern was founded in 1710 and is North Carolina’s second oldest town. This post card, bearing a 1908 postmark, depicts a downtown view of New Bern including Christ Episcopal Church, the Courthouse, Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, the Post Office and the First Baptist [...]
Source: Moore Family Papers, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, #275 Staff Person: Maury York Description: This postcard depicts the Pitt County Courthouse prior to its destruction by fire in 1910. Located on the site of the present courthouse (Third and Evans streets in Greenville), the building was designed by Dabney Cosby (1779-1862), who apparently moved to [...]
Source: Tabitha Marie DeVisconti Papers, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, #480 Staff Person: Maury York Description: National Bank Building, Greenville, N.C. This post card depicts the National Bank Building, which was constructed between 1911 and 1916 by the firm of Higgs, Hardee, and Laughinghouse at Five Points in Greenville. Five Points was the intersection of Fifth [...]
Source: Jan Sellers Coward Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, #1112 Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: This photograph is a circa 1960s image of the deteriorating doctor’s office in the Penny Hill Community in Pitt County, N.C., bordering on Edgecombe County. It was built in the late nineteenth century. According to Scott Power, in The Historic [...]
Source: University Archives BA3010/1 Staff Person: L. K. Gypsye Legge Description: As so many processes become “digitally born” it is refreshing to look back to simpler times. This image, part of a larger plan for preparations of a building site, gives a detailed rendering of staked haybale. Staked bales are still used to control water [...]