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for Journal of the New Bern Historical Society Vol. 19 Issue 2, Nov 2006
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The Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the New Bern Preservation Foundation have significantly slowed the pace of demolition, and preserved over five-hundred intact historic buildings dating as far back as the 1700s. While preservation efforts have progressed, there is still doubt whether preservation can boost the economy.
George Henry White was one of the most important African American political leaders during the last decade of the nineteenth century. White lived in New Bern for almost two decades, during which he was a teacher, principal, prosecutor, politician, and a civic and religious leader.
Union Point Park is a waterfront promenade and gazebo in New Bern. Signs throughout the park tell the history of Union Point. This history ranges from the time of the Chattawka Indians, to the arrival of Baron de Graffenried and his settlers, to Civil War battles, and to a landscaped municipal park that once included the Woman’s Clubhouse.
In 1822, ushers at the New Bern’s First Presbyterian Church greeted the arriving worshipers and led them to a designated seat facing the congregation. Over the years the church was modernized and additional pews were installed. Today, worshipers are ushered to a seat of their choice.