Save This Old House: North Carolina Folk Victorian
A three-bedroom, two-bath house with charming period details!
Original Windows and Fishscale Siding
Location Goldsboro, NC
Contact Maggie Gregg, 252-689-6678; [email protected]
The History: When young Civil War veteran Joseph Peacock returned home to North Carolina in the late 1800s, he set out right away to build this Folk Victorian cottage on a large tract of land he inherited outside the town of Goldsboro. While it’s unclear whether he and his wife, Hattie, had children of their own, Joseph, a member of the Grand Lodge of the North Carolina Odd Fellows, took to heart the organization’s edict to “visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead, and educate the orphan.” To that end he donated a 20-acre parcel for a home and school for young orphaned wards of the state.
In 1915 Joseph divided the rest of his land into salable parcels, forming the foundation of Goldsboro as it is today. After his death, the house was sold outside the family. It is now in dire need of restoration.
Shown: The three-bedroom, two-bath house sits on a quarter-acre lot. It retains its original four-over-four windows and fishscale shingle siding in the gable.