College View Historic District

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College View Historic District

Reflects the period of growth and development of East Carolina University and the status of Greenville as the educational, commercial, and cultural hub of Eastern North Carolina. College View is an excellent example of an early 20th-century residential neighborhood, and the architecture prevalent within the area reflects the popularity of styles of that era including Craftsman Bungalow, American Foursquare, and Spanish Revival. The historic district contains over 250 structures including. Several universities owned buildings as well as residences. The College View Neighborhood was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 19, 1992.


Along with being a National Register Historic District, the College View Historic District is also a Local Historic District. Adjacent to the campus of East Carolina University, the College View Historic District consists of one of Greenville's largest and most intact early twentieth century residential areas, with numerous fine examples of Craftsman, Spanish Colonial Revival, Spanish Eclectic, Colonial Revival, Italian Renaissance Revival, and Tudor Revival style houses.

The approximate boundaries of the District are East First Street to the north; Lewis Street to the east; East Fifth Street to the south; and Reade Street to the west (see: Map of College View Historic District). The designation of a local historic district provides for long-term preservation and utilization of historic resources. Local Historic District designation encourages the purchase and rehabilitation of properties because the investment is protected from trends that might otherwise harm the character and vitality of a neighborhood. To preserve the historic character and flavor of the district, some rehabilitation work may require a Certificate of Appropriateness.

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