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John Harvey, a prosperous New Bern merchant, built one of the first brick houses there in the 1790s. This was a rare thing, since most houses, great and small, were wooden. The family held the house until the 1870s. It has had several uses since, including a boarding house.
Training of a sort for his current work started with experience as a Boy Scout volunteer guide. This insider’s perspective of the Harvey Mansion discloses its history, including its time as an apartment building. Also explored were architectural aspects such as closet space, which the author declared was once an amenity that only the wealthy could afford.
The housed, a representative of late eighteenth century life, lost a fragment of its post-Colonial origins through the roof’s remodeling. Another fragment of that time lost was the maritime commerce that made the building of the house possible for John Harvey.