Goldsboro home from 1800s set to become bed and breakfast

Feb 17, 2023, 6:45am EST

A Goldsboro home is set to become a bed and breakfast.

A new bed and breakfast could be coming to Goldsboro in a home that dates to the late 1800s.

Goldsboro City Council heard preliminary plans to turn the home at 300 S. William St. into a bed and breakfast that would contain three guest rooms in addition to a master suite for the owners. The home sits near the corner of South William and East Spruce streets near downtown Goldsboro.

More fleshed-out site plans need to be presented to the city council before it can receive final approvals.

The home features over a century of history within Goldsboro, as Wayne County property records show the house was built in 1896.

The 127-year-old home was sold for $132,000 in January 2022 to Rebecca Lucero and Andrew Thomas Sever, according to Wayne County property records. Attempts to reach Lucero and Sever for comment were unsuccessful. Today, the county values the land at $185,720.

Like other small North Carolina towns and cities, Goldsboro — about a three-and-a-half-hour drive east of Charlotte — is battling a declining population as residents flock to urban and suburban locales. The city of roughly 33,600 people saw its population drop by 7.6% between 2010 and 2020, according to U.S. Census data.

However, there are signs that trend could be reversing, as the city has attracted some big investments recently from residential developers. Projects that have made their way before Goldsboro City Council this year include a 312-unit apartment complex, a duplex community that could have up to 100 units and a 107-townhome community.


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