UPDATE: New Bern, NC – Congratulations, Nancy Hollows, owner of Nancy Hollows Real Estate (624 Hancock Street, New Bern, 252-636-3177) for participating in our contest and being the FIRST person to guess the correct name of the “mystery building” – The Rhone Hotel located at 512 Queen Street, New Bern, NC!
Nancy definately knows local real estate properties!
“The Historic Rhone Hotel was built in 1923 and owned by three sisters: Henrietta, Amy, and Charlotte Rhone. It was used as lodging for blacks who were not welcomed in white hotels. At that time, there were no accommodations for black people. There were a lot of north-south travelers and they needed someplace to stay. Charlotte Rhone was the first black woman registered as a nurse in North Carolina.” – provided by Mrs. Mary Peterkin
The Rhone Hotel is on the Trail of Flames Tour. Contributions to help in this special project can be sent to Uptown Business & Professional Association (UB&PA), PO Box 14182, New Bern, NC 28561. Please contact the UB&PA at 252-288-5716 to arrange a Tour of the Trail of Flames!
Do you know what the name of this building is?
The FIRST person to reply with the name of structure will WIN a medium sized advertisement on New Bern Now’s website for a month!
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