Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Vanished New Bern, No. 4

a series of views of lost area buildings

By John B. Green III

House at 411 Hancock Street

Sometimes very interesting houses go unnoticed and unappreciated until it is too late to save them.  This small 1½ story house, formerly located at 411 Hancock Street, dated to at least 1898 when it appeared on the Sanborn Map Company's insurance map of that year.  Altered and deteriorated, the house was demolished in the 1980s.  This c.1890s photograph shows the house in its prime.  To the left is the still extant house at 409 Hancock Street.  To the right rear is the original Centenary Methodist Church which faced New Street.