Residents receive state award for local historic preservation efforts

All the grand old homes have names, and Bellamore is no exception.

The historic home, located at 408 N. Green St. in Morganton, is grand once again due to owners Michael Smith and David Stevenson’s efforts to restore and preserve this important piece of local history, part of which dates back to 1840.

Built by state Senator and Supreme Court Justice Alphonso Calhoun Avery, the house, formerly known as the Avery-Summersette House, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Stevenson said a newer part of the home was added in 1876.

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(The News-Herald, 1/11/2017)