Doctor's office, Penny Hill, N.C.


Title
Doctor's office, Penny Hill, N.C.
Description
Color photograph of a doctor's office built in the late 19th century in the Penny Hill community, Pitt County, N.C. In 2003, the Thigpen Foundation was established by the Rev. Dr. Edward L. Thigpen to repair the building in hopes of one day making it part of a museum. Date approximated.
Date
1960-1969
Original Format
photographs
Extent
35cm x 28cm
Local Identifier
1112-b1-fa-i23
Creator(s)
Subject(s)
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Comments

Tracy Coggins Sep 05 2019

the coggins family rented this entire farm from Justin blount from Greenville. we grew crops and help restore the dentist's office; I personally helped. I remember when old packhouse was across he street. our family; coggins created a primitive boat landing ; cleard vegetation off the banks of river. I went to school with Michael Nichols. his family were one of the two Nichols family that lived on the farm.my daddy helped mr blount and weyhauser to plant ALL the pines trees on farm.beautiful area. lot of memories

Mandy Reese Jul 12 2019

I am a descendent of Dr. James Thicken through his son James IV and grandson Travis Hill Thigpen!

VICKI OLIVER Apr 30 2019

My Uncle Marvin Nichols and his family tended land there and his parents and younger siblings lived in the house. There was also two other houses across the street from the house that my uncle and his brother lived in.. I worked on the farm with my uncle and his relatives several summers. The house was an awesome place and I it breaks my heart it was torn down. We would eat lunch there everyday during our lunch hour. My uncle's mother was an awesome cook. Thankful to find history and connections to Penny Hill. My mom lives not to far from Penny Hill. Many memories in the that area of Pitt Co for me.

Pam Jones Hughes Mar 24 2019

I am a descendant if Dr James Thigpen. I am interested in this structure as well as linking with other family. I also have Petteway in the family. Stacey, would love to chat with you!Pam

Stacey Pettaway Sep 24 2017

My grandmother told of hassle thigpen steeling land from my illiterate aunt and that when she died the land became haunted. Just curious.My grandmother was Thigpen

Larry May 17 2017

Travel Hwy 33 when I visit my parents in Halifax County. Noticed last time traveling, that the house that stood beside the Doctor's office had been torn down and it's place Solar Panels. Always assumed that that is where the Doctor lived but not sure. Really hate that the house was torn down. Seems no one respects history, especially in Pitt County. A lot of historical buildings have been leveled for the sake of progress.

Lillian K Gregory May 03 2016

I am a desendent of Dr James Thigpen by his son Travis Hill Thigpen,

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