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E.Q. Benbow House

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2 Bedrooms up to 4 people and 1/12 baths lots of rooms for entertaining.

Walking distance to downtown. Enjoy some porch time and watching the cars go by!

This house is on the NC Historic Register.

NC Historic Register Information

Benbow House 738 South Main Street c. 1928 c Spacious, handsomely detailed one-and-one half story brick bungalow constructed between 1922 and 1929 by E. Q. Benbow, who owned a downtown theatre. According to the present owner, Benbow married late in life and had no children to fill the five bedroom house. The large attached front porch, with wide, gabled entry bay, extends across the main elevation to the north to encompass a porte-cochere; heavy, battered brick piers support the porch. Both the porch gable and an offset gabled dormer feature rough stucco and applied wooden trim imitative of half-timbering and are lighted by Palladian windows. The main entrance is composed of leaded glass sidelights and multi-paned door. An enormous oak tree shades the front yard (an earlier house was formerly located here); a matching garage stands in the rear yard. (0, SM, LH)