The Turner Home
131 Fuller Street
This house is such a pleasure to live in, both inside and out. It is
located on a lovely street with nice neighbors both front and back.
It is a 1950s home, with mature trees and nice interior details of that
era, including a beautiful stairwell and lovely dining room chandelier.
As a designer, I tried to keep the formality of the house in mind. My
favorite room is the sunroom; it is cheerful in the morning light and a
good place to paint. Painting is a hobby and I have several paintings
all over the house.
There is also a lot of majolica on the walls and on display as accessory
pieces. I have been collecting it for many years. There are four
bedrooms and an office, so we have plenty of spread-out room, and we use
it when the grandchildren come.
We hope you will enjoy the house tour. We had the house on the tour the
first year we lived in it. Needless to say, at that time it was a work
in progress. Now we feel a little more finished, but a house is always a
work in progress, right?
The Worley Home
202 Pine Street
Built in 1949 by Richard and Maebell Weaver, this residence is located
at 202 Pine Street and has the distinction of being the first home on
that street. It was purchased in 2012 by Melanie Capps, who did
extensive renovations to the interior and exterior. The current owner,
Merle Worley, purchased it in 2015 and has continued to update the
property inside and out. She has used family and vintage pieces of
furniture to give the home its warm, comfortable feeling.
The Reuben Brown House
128 East Columbus Street
Floating sounds of dulcimer music and clicking needles will welcome visitors to the historic Reuben Brown House during the 2017 Tour of Homes. The interior will be decorated for the season by members of the Reuben Brown House Preservation Society for the public to view. Bladen County’s John Goodman will fill the house with traditional music while Jean Williamson tells stories through fabric with her exquisite quilting. During shifts throughout the afternoon, Esther Collier, Judy Elkins, Peggy Noble, Grey Phillips, Jane Pruitt and Connie Wilson will demonstrate crocheting, lacemaking, pillow making, embroidery, needlepoint and rag doll making.
The Reuben Brown House Preservation Society is a non-profit county-wide organization formed to preserve and use historic Columbus County buildings and sites including the Reuben Brown House and to promote fine arts throughout Columbus County. The organization invites those who support these interests to consider membership. More information can be found at reubenbrownhouse.com
The Beltz Home
905 Pinckney Street
The Byrne-Maxwell House - Circa 1867. The property at 905 Pinckney St., Whiteville, N.C., was originally
purchased in August 1841 by Richard L. Byrne from Chester Rockwell.
Byrne had been appointed U.S. Postmaster of Whiteville Township in 1831.
By the time of his death in 1845, Byrne had amassed over 200 acres in
On the 1860 U.S. Census, Byrne’s widow Anna Jane Young Byrne and their
seven children were living on various lots along Pinckney St. Richard
and Anna Byrne’s children were Narcissa Byrne Smith, Caroline Byrne
Haynes, Alphonso Byrne, Mary Byrne Moffett, Eliza Byrne Maxwell, Sophia
Byrne and Captain Matthew Alphonso Byrne.
After serving in the Civil War, John Henry Maxwell moved to Columbus
County to work for the railroad. He met Eliza Byrne, and they married on
April 19, 1866. Approximately a year later, they built a home at what is
now 905 Pinckney St. on land that Eliza had inherited from her father.
This house would be their home until their growing family necessitated a
large house, which they built across the street, where BB&T’s Courthouse
Branch is currently located.
Through the years, Byrne-Maxwell house ownership would change hands at
least 14 times. Current owner Larry Beltz purchased the house in 2012
and is striving to preserve and honor its heritage. In February 2017,
the Byrne-Maxwell house applied for and received plaque number nine from
the Reuben Brown House Preservation Society’s historic landmark program.
The Price Home
909 Pinckney Street
The home located at 909 Pinckney Street is a Historic house built in the
early 1840’s-1850 for a city commissioner by a Ship Captain per
historical accounts. There are original logs underneath the home that
appear to be hand hewn. The main portion of the home was built around
1841 and the character of this time period can be seen inside and
outside of the home as celebrated past. The architectural features
distinguish the design: floor to ceiling windows in the front two rooms
and an elegant small foyer with original doors, hardware, and windows.
Home has original heart pine floors, and plaster walls and ceilings.
Much of the original door and window hardware has been preserved as well
as the moldings and trim, 15-foot ceilings 2 working fireplaces, and
reclaimed wood flooring in the back room from an older home dating from
the 1700's. Pinckney Street was very busy during the time the home was
built and is located within walking distance of the Court House and
across from the Historic Methodist Church. Today, the current owner of
the home, Dr. Amy Price, is in the process of applying for a historical
plaque and participating in a State of NC Archaeological project to
include the home as part of Columbus County history.
Columbus County Arts Council
822 South Madison Street
The arts council will be open from 12:00 until 3:00 p.m. during the home