- 1,748 square feet
- Lot Size: 0.2 acres / Zoning: Residential
, Regional Director
Preservation NC, Eastern Office
Conveniently located, the Bryan-Stanton-Holmes House is an attractive Victorian cottage with well-preserved architectural details.
Built in 1901 by Bela Bryan who occupied the house until 1936, the house was owned by the Stanton family until 1963, and then by the Holmes family until 2006. Its long history of owner-occupancy was then altered when it became a rental property. The house underwent unfavorable changes at that time but many of the architectural elements are still in good condition.
A typical 1901 Victorian home, the woodwork is characteristic of the period. The wood floors and three Victorian mantels are in fairly good condition, and the large four-over-four windows flood the home with light.
Located on North Virginia Street in Goldsboro’s Historic District, the Bryan-Stanton-Holmes House is one of six properties adjacent to one another within the neighborhood plan. The property is also less than two blocks from the historic Union Station which is in the process of being restored in a NCDOT project set to re-establish it as a transportation hub, providing rail service to Raleigh and the coast.
The exterior of the house has been significantly modified. The new owners will want to remove the brick facing and restore the original Victorian style porch. The Bryan-Stanton-Holmes House probably originally resembled the Nettie B. Taylor House and could be returned to that Victorian cottage style. The roof needs to be replaced, and rebuilt in at least one location at the back of the house. Having been vacant for several years, the new owners will need to update the mechanical systems—including electrical, plumbing, and HVAC—as well as create a modern kitchen and baths. There is termite damage in the house.
The lively town of Goldsboro (pop. 39,000), the seat of Wayne County, is the home of the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. It is located in eastern North Carolina, 20 minutes from I-40 and I-95, one hour from Raleigh, and within easy access of North Carolina beaches.
Downtown Goldsboro Neighborhood Revitalization
Preservation NC has partnered with the City of Goldsboro and the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation to revitalize several neighborhoods in downtown Goldsboro. The neighborhoods will be transformed into a blend of residential historic structures and new homes that will include historic architectural details.
Homes range in size from 1,100 to 6,400 square feet and consist of a variety of architectural styles including Queen Anne, Victorian, and Italianate. The unique historic district includes residential and commercial structures.