Craven County Digital History Exhibit

New Bern, Provost Marshall's Office and Guard House

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Title: New Bern, Provost Marshall's Office and Guard House.

Creator: Reed, William Garrison

Subject: New Bern (N.C.)
                Pollock Street (New Bern, N.C.)
                East Front Street (New Bern, N.C.)
                Oaksmith House (New Bern, N.C.)
               Streets--North Carolina--New Bern--East Front Street--200 Block
               Streets--North Carolina--New Bern--Pollock Street--100 Block

Description: Image of the Oaksmith House at the corner of Pollock and East Front Streets. This image was taken before the extensive renovations done by Appleton Oaksmith. The house no longer stands. Further description by Reed states, "The Guard-House of District One.--The entrance to this house was, during the war, on the side facing to the right, with the outside steps to the sidewalk; the L, or rear portion, was used as a 'lock-up.'"

Date: October 1884

Type: Image

Format: 7-13/16x6 inches (199x150 mm)

Identifier: XXV.17

Source: Donated by William Garrison Reed, 1926.

Relation: One image from a collection of 48 images in a photo album.

Coverage: New Bern (N.C.)

Rights: Permission to use this photograph must be obtained from the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson Street, New Bern, NC 28560. Must cite as: William Garrison Reed Photo Album, New Bern-Craven County Public Library.


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Images scanned and text prepared by Victor T. Jones, Jr.

This page last edited on 19 Aug 09.

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