Dred and Ellen Yelverton House

George F. Barber, architect; Barber and Kluttz, architects; Thomas A. Kluttz, architect

Ca. 1900; ca. 1913

Fremont, Wayne County
Street Address:

1979 NC Highway 222 East, Fremont vicinity, NC





Images Published In:

J. Daniel Pezzoni and Penne Smith, Glimpses of Wayne County, North Carolina: An Architectural History (1998).


According to the National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Yelverton House (Ruth Little, 2009), family tradition reports that in about 1900 Etheldred (“Dred”) Yelverton hired a local contractor, Claude Dickerson, to build a new house for himself and his family, to replace one that had burned. It was to follow blueprints from Barber and Kluttz. Problems with the contractor resulted in a long delay in completing the house, which was accomplished by a different contractor in 1913, following Dred Yelverton’s marriage to Cherry Ellen Davis in 1912. (The undated blueprints, marked “Res for T. E. Yelverton, Fremont, NC” and the firm name “Barber & Kluttz” survive in private hands. T. E. Yelverton was a prominent citizen of Goldsboro; why his name is on these plans is not established. Possibly he gave the plans to Etheldred. ) Combining elements of the Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles, the house is unusually imposing for a rural residence in eastern North Carolina. It has continued in family ownership.