Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Vanished New Bern, No. 5

a series of views of lost area buildings

By John B. Green III

The F.S. Duffy House

F.S. Duffy House, photo from Emma H. Powell, New Bern, North Carolina, 1905.
Francis Stringer Duffy (1868-1935), New Bern druggist and proprietor of the F.S. Duffy Medicine Company, had this late-Victorian house built in 1904.  Situated on the southwest corner of East Front and Broad streets, it faced the Neuse River for fifty-three years until it was demolished in 1957.  The Duffy House was replaced by a service station which was, in turn, replaced by condominiums in 2014.

F.S. Duffy House, photo c. 1957.