Historic Humber House Dedicated

By: Natalie Kaplan Email
By: Natalie Kaplan Email

John Humber grew up in a Greenville home on Fifth street, built by his grandfather in 1895, it was in great need of repair. So Friday morning, Humber was shocked by it's debut and says, "When I walk through there, I don't see any sign of it, it's just marvelous what they've done, really worked magic with that house."

It took three years and one million dollars to renovate using state funds set aside for North Carolina preservation. A project Humber says his father Robert Lee Junior, a visionary legislator would have been proud to be a part of.

"He was always very active to preserve history and to encourage people to preserve history and to learn about history and art."

The house was originally built more than 100 years ago by Robert Lee Humber was also home to Robert Lee Jr. an international lawyer who worked towards the establishment of world peace and greatly impacted our state's cultural life, including the one in Greenville since his home has been listed on the national register of historic places.

The landmark is now also home to the Offices of Archives and History in the east. A department established to assist homeowners, organizations, and governments with historic preservation.


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