Trent Court

Contributors:
A. Mitchell Wooten and John Rowland, architects
Dates:

1940-1941

Location:
New Bern, Craven County
Street Address:

Walt Bellamy Dr. and Fleet St.

Status:

Standing

Type:

Public

Note:

Located in a long racially mixed area near the Trent River, the public housing complex was built to serve white residents, following a pattern of racial segregation typical of its era. The contemporary Craven Terrace (q.v.) was constructed for African American residents. Substantial two-story brick buildings featuring plaques of children at play are arranged in a landscaped setting. It was typical of the public housing programs of the time to commission prominent local and regional architects as the designers. Many of North Carolina’s examples of this important aspect of housing history have been destroyed. Because of recent damage from flooding and pressures for redevelopment of the area, the future of Trent Court is uncertain.