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Available for Restoration
201 E. Main Street
Square Feet: 4,000 +/Lot Size: 0.05 acres
Zoning: General Business
Potential Live/Work Space
in Downtown Fremont!
201 E. Main Street, Fremont
This simple commercial building was built probably in the
early to mid twentieth century. Its embellishments, like the
plain stone lintels and sills of the windows, gabled roof
parapet, and heavy molded tin string course which
terminates on the end with a bracket of classical motif (note
the dentil moldings under the floral motif) are reminiscent of
the Colonial Revival-style. The corbelled brickwork forms
one large panel with a double front with each side retaining
some portion of its original appearance. It retains the tin
string course serving as a cornice to the first story with a hint
of engaged pilasters toward the top. It is simple yet nicely
The interior of the building, specifically the second floor, has
suffered significant damage from a partial roof collapse and
subsequent water infiltration. Although the interior needs to
be completely rehabilitated with all new systems installed,
the exterior walls and façade require mostly cosmetic
updates and removal of the brick to reveal the original store
Some adaptive reuse ideas include: first floor wine shop,
florist, hair salon/spa with second floor living or office space.
Preservation North Carolina
The Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, Inc.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the historic building at 201 E.
Main Street contact:
Maggie Gregg, Regional Director • 252-689-6678 • [email protected]
JOIN US! For more information about Preservation NC and other endangered properties visit www.PreservationNC.org.
Financial Incentives: In North Carolina, both state and federal income tax
credits are available for the certified rehabilitation of historic structures. For the
rehabilitation of income-producing certified historic structures, a 20% federal
income tax credit and a tier based state income tax credit are available. For
more information on Historic Preservation Tax Credits, please contact the North
Carolina State Historic Preservation Office at 919-807-6570 or at
Directions: From Raleigh, take Capital Boulevard to I440 E towards Rocky Mount. Take exit 14 to continue
onto US-64 E/ US-264 E for 16.8 miles. Keep right at the
fork to continue on US-264 E for 18.7 miles and then
continue onto I-795 S/ US-264 E for 4.5 miles. Take exit
43 C for US-117 toward Goldsboro. Continue onto I-795
S for 8.8 miles, and then take exit 14 for NC-222 toward
Fremont. Turn left onto NC-222 E for 0.9 miles, and then
turn right onto N. Wilson Street. Turn left at the first
cross street onto E. Main Street, and the property will be
on the left.
Area Information: Originally founded as the town of
Nahunta in 1867, Fremont is a quaint town surrounded
by flat and fertile land. There are local restaurants, a
park and a library all within walking distance of
downtown. It is only about 15 minutes to Goldsboro, 50 minutes to Raleigh and Greenville, and about an hour and a half from Wilmington. There is
easy access to both I-795 and US264. Visit http://fremontnc.gov/ for more information.
Preservation North Carolina is a statewide, private, non-profit membership organization that protects and promotes the architectural heritage of North Carolina. Through its
Endangered Properties Program it acquires and sells endangered historic buildings. Preservation North Carolina sells all properties with protective covenants and a rehabilitation
agreement to ensure that the historic buildings will be renovated and that they will be protected from demolition and unsympathetic changes in the years to come. For samples of
these legal documents visit www.presnc.org/get-help/easements-covenants.
For general information or to join Preservation NC:
PNC • P.O. Box 27644 • Raleigh, NC 27611-7644 • 919-832-3652 • [email protected] • www.PreservationNC.org