Brick Store

Contributors:
Thomas Bragg, Sr., stylistically attributed builder; Abraham Spencer, stylistically attributed builder
Dates:

1830s

Location:
Warrenton, Warren County
Street Address:

Main St., Warrenton, NC

Status:

Standing

Type:

Commercial

Images Puslished In:

Kenneth McFarland, The Architecture of Warren County, North Carolina, 1770s to 1860s (2001).

Note:

There is no documentation of the builder(s) of the handsome brick store that stands just south of the courthouse. It was called the Brick Store because it was for many years the only brick store in town, and is said to have been the first brick building in the community as well. The second story, which retains transitional Federal-Greek Revival woodwork, may have served as a residence. In his study of Warren County architecture, Kenneth McFarland compares the building with the clerks’ offices built by Spencer, notes the connection of Warrenton builder Thomas Bragg with the Northampton County Clerk’s Office, and suggests that Spencer and Bragg might well have built the Brick Store as well.