Kinston Commercial Historic District

Roughly bounded by E. Blount, W. Blount, N. Herritage, W. North and N. Queen Sts., Kinston, NC


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While this is technically an individual Historic District, it is a de facto expansion of the Queen-Gordon Streets Historic District and that fact is mentioned in the Kinston Commercial Historic District NRHP Nomination. Both districts are now collectively referred to as the Kinston Commercial Historic District, despite the separate listings.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 3, 1994
Reference number
NR name
Kinston Commercial Historic District (Boundary Increase)
Architectural styles
Modern Movement: Art Deco; Victorian: Romanesque
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Government office; Manufacturing facility; Theater; Department store; Specialty store; Business
Current functions
Department store; Specialty store; Business
Periods of significance
1925-1949; 1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1900; 1909; 1930
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 30
Non-contributing buildings: 13

Update Log 

  • April 3, 2015: Added by Michael Miller

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