John Wright Stanly House

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John Wright Stanly House
John Wright Stanly House
John Wright Stanly House is located in North Carolina
John Wright Stanly House
John Wright Stanly House is located in the US
John Wright Stanly House
Location 307 George St., New Bern, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°6′26″N 77°2′41″W / 35.10722°N 77.04472°W / 35.10722; -77.04472Coordinates: 35°6′26″N 77°2′41″W / 35.10722°N 77.04472°W / 35.10722; -77.04472
Built c. 1779
Architect Hawks, John
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP reference # 70000450[1]
Added to NRHP February 26, 1970

The John Wright Stanly House is a historic home located at New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina. It was probably designed by John Hawks and built about 1779. It is a two-story, five bay, central hall plan Georgian style frame dwelling. It has a hipped roof and roof deck with balustrade. The building housed a public library from 1935 to 1965. It has been moved twice, coming to its present location in 1965, and subsequently restored as part of the Tryon Palace complex.[2]

"Mrs. Richard M. Nixon, First Lady of the United States, dedicated the restored John Wright Stanly House on April 19, 1972. She is shown here in front of the house with Governor Robert W. Scott, left, and Mr. and Mrs. John A. Kellenberger."

The house's namesake is former owner John Wright Stanly, a Revolutionary War veteran.[3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Raymond F. Pisney (January 1970). "John Wright Stanly House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). The Ocean Highway: New Brunswick, New Jersey to Jacksonville, Florida. Works Progress Administration. p. 113. 

External links

  • Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. NC-67, "John Wright Stanly House, New Street (moved to 307 George Street), New Bern, Craven County, NC", 5 photos, 2 data pages

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