Hackburn and Willett Store

Contributors:
Edward M. Pavie, contractor
Dates:
1891
Location:
New Bern, Craven County
Street Address:
309 Pollock St., New Bern, NC
Status:
Altered
Type:
Commercial
Note:
According to the New Bern Daily Journal of August 11, 1891, at the time of his death, Pavie had begun an interior remodeling of George Allen and Company's store for the firm of Hackburn and Willett. As Peter Sandbeck notes, that store was built about 1865-1870, and after Allen's death was occupied by the hardware and general merchandise firm of Hackburn and Willett. It still stands, though it was much altered in the mid-20th century. The 3-story Italianate storefront of ca. 1870 is pictured by Sandbeck (New Bern and Craven County, p. 188); the newspaper of August 11, 1891, described the planned interior renovations in detail, but that was the day Pavie died. Whether the project was completed to his designs or whether any of that phase survives is unknown.