Preservation group is pushing for historic districts

ZEBULON — Scott and MaryBeth Carpenter of Raleigh have developed a new interest since buying and falling in love with a distinctive part of Zebulon’s history over the past year.

“She always wanted to find a Queen Anne Victorian house to restore,” Scott Carpenter said of his wife.

The couple found one East Horton Street near downtown Zebulon – the John D. Finch House that dates to about 1911.

The house has its original roof, staircase, hardwood floors and upper porch bannister, among other things, still intact.

As they began working on the old home, the Carpenters realized it was just one of many historic treasures still standing in the town.

That led them to reach out to other owners of historic buildings and homes in the area, and to the formation of an interest group that wants to preserve such structures and identify possible historic districts in town to be considered for the National Register of Historic Places.

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(News & Observer, 8/29/2016)