This photograph, probably taken from the
Virginia Dare Hotel, shows the Jennette Brothers
building which was demolished in 1972 to make
way for a public park.
By 1912, Jennette Brothers had
moved to the company’s second location at
110 South Water Street. Note the
goods advertised on the building: Lime, fertilizers,
buggies, wagons and farm implements.
In 1917, the Jennette Brothers building was expanded to include
112 through 114
Water Street. This served as its
location throughout the 1920s.
On the left,
sailing ships line the Elizabeth City waterfront in this
This 1912 Jennette
Brothers advertisement in The Weekly
Advance announced the arrival of the seed
potatoes local farmers needed to begin planting. Potato
farming was, and is, a major factor in the economy of Northeastern North Carolina.
This aerial shot, taken in September 1925,
Elizabeth City waterfront with the
Jennette Brothers building at the far left. A
schooner is docked next to the building, where
the James Adams Floating Theatre was wintered
during the off-season.