N. Wilkesboro History

When we bought Melody Square/ Roses building for The Block there was a hallway full of old photos of North Wilkesboro. We carefully took them down, and stored them. Our goal was to get them back “out” for the public to continue to enjoy. It took a few months and some few late nights, but we hope you enjoy our towns rich history!

photo of North Wilkesboro, NC Mid 1930's
North Wilkesboro, NC Mid 1930’s
photo of Gaddy Motor Company Chevrolet Buick new facility 1941
Gaddy Motor Company Chevrolet Buick new facility 1941
Photo from 1940's of Wilkes Laundry building was across Main St. from The Block.
Photo from 1940’s of Wilkes Laundry building was across Main St. from The Block.
photo of White Horse Furniture Co. c. 1940's located on A Street N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
White Horse Furniture Co. c. 1940’s located on A Street N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
Picture of Event Space rental flyer and link
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Photo of Finley Park c. 1930's W.F. Gaddy House on the right and The Finley House on the left North Wilkesboro, NC
Finley Park c. 1930’s W.F. Gaddy House on the right and The Finley House on the left North Wilkesboro, NC
Photo of North Wilkesboro High School torn down in 2003 but the last class to graduate was 1952
North Wilkesboro High School torn down in 2003 but the last class to graduate was 1952
Photo of Main Street North Wilkesboro NC from the view of 9th Street.
Main Street North Wilkesboro NC from the view of 9th Street.
picture of Home on 6th Street in N. Wilkesboro built in 1906-1907. House no longer standing.
Home on 6th Street in N. Wilkesboro built in 1906-1907. House no longer standing.
photo Duncan Electric established in 1906 photo c. 1950's.
Duncan Electric established in 1906 photo c. 1950’s.
photo of Lineberry Foundry on D Street in N. Wilkesboro, NC.
Lineberry Foundry on D Street in N. Wilkesboro, NC.
photo of Finley House at 1208 E. Street North Wilkesboro built in 1870
Finley House at 1208 E. Street North Wilkesboro built in 1870
Photo of Local Families at Riverview around 1910. Finley, Cameron, Martin, Gordon Families
Local Families at Riverview around 1910. Finley, Cameron, Martin, Gordon Families
photo of Main Street N. Wilkesboro, NC circa 1939
Main Street N. Wilkesboro, NC circa 1939
photo of Forest Furniture Company now the site of The Block. Forest Furniture burned and Roses was built.
Forest Furniture Company now the site of The Block. Forest Furniture burned and Roses was built.
Photo of Main St. N. Wilkesboro, NC Marlow's retail with Call Hotel above Marlow's. Circa 1950's
Main St. N. Wilkesboro, NC Marlow’s retail with Call Hotel above Marlow’s. Circa 1950’s
photo of Oak Furniture in the 1940 flood later became Drew Furniture Co.
Oak Furniture in the 1940 flood later became Drew Furniture Co.
photo of 10th and Main Street in N. Wilkesboro, N.C. circa 1950's
10th and Main Street in N. Wilkesboro, N.C. circa 1950’s
photo from the 1950's 10th St. North Wilkesboro, NC later became library
photo from the 1950’s 10th St. North Wilkesboro, NC later became library
Insurance Service and Credit Corporation ad from 1956 located in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Insurance Service and Credit Corporation ad from 1956 located in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of flyer for shop local page promoting local vendor partners #shoplocal
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photo of Sentinel Insurance Agency North Wilkesboro, NC opened in 1935
Sentinel Insurance Agency North Wilkesboro, NC opened in 1935
photo of North Wilkesboro School built in 1913
North Wilkesboro School built in 1913
photo of Call Hotel above Marlow's on North Wilkesboro, NC c. 1950's
Call Hotel above Marlow’s on North Wilkesboro, NC c. 1950’s
Photo of Tanner's Rest built in 1897. Survived 1916 flood but destroyed in 1940. Now Smoot Park.
Tanner’s Rest built in 1897. Survived 1916 flood but destroyed in 1940. Now Smoot Park.
Photo of Ariel photo of North Wilkesboro, NC 2009
Ariel photo of North Wilkesboro, NC 2009
International Shoe Co. and Tannery in N. Wilkesboro, NC photo from 1935 destroyed in 1940 flood
International Shoe Co. and Tannery in N. Wilkesboro, NC photo from 1935 destroyed in 1940 flood
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photo of Wood Wallace Airport- 1940 first airport in Wilkes County
Wood Wallace Airport- 1940 first airport in Wilkes County
photo of 20 mile flume to float lumber into N. Wilkesboro, N.C. destroyed in 1916 flood. Flume was in operation between 1910 and 1916
20 mile flume to float lumber into N. Wilkesboro, N.C. destroyed in 1916 flood. Flume was in operation between 1910 and 1916
photo of School house on Finley property on E Street photo from 1915 in North Wilkesboro, NC
School house on Finley property on E Street photo from 1915 in North Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Jenkins Hardware & Furniture on Main St. North Wilkesboro, NC 1946
Jenkins Hardware & Furniture on Main St. North Wilkesboro, NC 1946
photo of American Legion building in N. Wilkesboro from the 1940's. Later torn down
American Legion building in N. Wilkesboro from the 1940’s. Later torn down
photo of Parade on Main Street North Wilkesboro, NC in late 1800's before the road was paved
Parade on Main Street North Wilkesboro, NC in late 1800’s before the road was paved
photo Cutting hay in N. Wilkesboro, NC circa 1920's
Cutting hay in N. Wilkesboro, NC circa 1920’s
Homeschool meet up flyer
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photo of Liberty Theatre "A Wilkes County Institution" photo c. 1940's
Liberty Theatre “A Wilkes County Institution” photo c. 1940’s
Photo of Four ladies trying to start a car. Early 1900's Wilkes County N.C.
Early 1900’s Wilkes County N.C.
Photo of Old Airport on Yadkin River now industrial and recreation park
Old Airport on Yadkin River now industrial and recreation park
photo of L & L Manufacturing Company, Inc. started in N. Wilkesboro on Nov 3, 1953 making men and women's underwear. circa 1953
L & L Manufacturing Company, Inc. started in N. Wilkesboro on Nov 3, 1953 making men and women’s underwear. circa 1953
photo of J. Frank Pearson on Tenth St. North Wilkesboro, NC
Tenth St. North Wilkesboro, NC.
Photo of an ad for The Wilkesboro Manufacturing Company one of the oldest businesses of it's kind in N. Wilkesboro located at 1106 D St.
The Wilkesboro Manufacturing Company one of the oldest businesses of it’s kind in N. Wilkesboro located at 1106 D St.
photo of Day Electric Co. located at 931 Main St and D St. in N. Wilkesboro circa 1946
Day Electric Co. located at 931 Main St and D St. in N. Wilkesboro circa 1946
Photo of City Blacksmith Shop on the South side of the railroad tracks in N. Wilkesboro circa early 1900's
City Blacksmith Shop on the South side of the railroad tracks in N. Wilkesboro circa early 1900’s
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photo of Duncan Electric established in 1906 Ninth Street location in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Duncan Electric established in 1906 Ninth Street location in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Day Electric Co. located at 931 Main St and D St. in N. Wilkesboro circa 1946
Day Electric Co. located at 931 Main St and D St. in N. Wilkesboro circa 1946
photo of Reins-Sturdivant, Inc. Funeral home in N. Wilkesboro in 40's & 50's
Reins-Sturdivant, Inc. Funeral home in N. Wilkesboro in 40’s & 50’s
photo of Main Street North Wilkesboro, N.C. circa 1950's
Main Street North Wilkesboro, N.C. circa 1950’s
photo of Faw Insurance Agency Inc. located in the Northwestern Bank Building in N. Wilkesboro opened in 1924 photo circa 1946
Faw Insurance Agency Inc. located in the Northwestern Bank Building in N. Wilkesboro opened in 1924 photo circa 1946
photo of Jenkins Wholesale Supply Co., Inc. located on the corner of Vance St. and Maple St. in N. Wilkesboro, NC circa 1950
Jenkins Wholesale Supply Co., Inc. located on the corner of Vance St. and Maple St. in N. Wilkesboro, NC circa 1950
photo of Gas Station on Main Street N. Wilkesboro, NC across from Police station
Gas Station on Main Street N. Wilkesboro, NC across from Police station
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Photo of The Rhodes-Day Furniture Company located on the corner of 9th and C Streets photo 1956
The Rhodes-Day Furniture Company located on the corner of 9th and C Streets photo 1956
photo of Mark- Down Furniture Company 10th Street North Wilkesboro, NC ad from 1956
Mark- Down Furniture Company 10th Street North Wilkesboro, NC ad from 1956
photo of Greene Brothers Upholstery Company ad from 1956 with opening of new building on Hwy 268 in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Greene Brothers Upholstery Company ad from 1956 with opening of new building on Hwy 268 in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of 10th Street in N. Wilkesboro from C to D Street photo circa 1950's
10th Street in N. Wilkesboro from C to D Street photo circa 1950’s
Photo of Turner White Casket Company, Inc. est. 1903 ad from 1946
Turner White Casket Company, Inc. est. 1903 ad from 1946
photo of Wilkes County Courthouse from 1902
Wilkes County Courthouse from 1902
photo of Christmas time in N. Wilkesboro 2000's
Christmas time in N. Wilkesboro 2000’s
photo of Christmas time in N. Wilkesboro 2000's
Christmas time in N. Wilkesboro 2000’s
photo of Christmas time in N. Wilkesboro 2000's
Christmas time in N. Wilkesboro 2000’s
photo of Christmas time in N. Wilkesboro 2000's
Christmas time in N. Wilkesboro 2000’s
photo of Christmas time in N. Wilkesboro 2000's
Christmas time in N. Wilkesboro 2000’s
photo of Christmas time in N. Wilkesboro 2000's
Christmas time in N. Wilkesboro 2000’s
photo of Christmas time in N. Wilkesboro 2000's
Christmas time in N. Wilkesboro 2000’s
photo of Christmas time in N. Wilkesboro 2000's
Christmas time in N. Wilkesboro 2000’s
photo of Melody Stores, Inc now home to The Block
Melody Stores, Inc now home to The Block
photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
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photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Melody Stores, Inc now home to The Block
Melody Stores, Inc now home to The Block
photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
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photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
Toy drive flyer for Toys for Tots
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photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of building Fire in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fire in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, N.C. with North Wilkesboro High School Viking Marching Band
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, N.C. with North Wilkesboro High School Viking Marching Band
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
ariel photo of North Wilkesboro Speedway in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
North Wilkesboro Speedway in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Building Fire in N. Wilkesboro photo
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photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
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photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Red Hat Divas at the Fine Friends Cafe in Melody Square now home to The Block Candy Shop
Red Hat Divas at the Fine Friends Cafe in Melody Square now home to The Block Candy Shop
photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
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photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Melody Stores, Inc now home to The Block
Melody Stores, Inc now home to The Block
photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Fun times at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Ariel photo of the North Wilkesboro Speedway in N. Wilkesboro N.C.
Ariel photo of the North Wilkesboro Speedway in N. Wilkesboro N.C.
VA artist visits town photo of Don Blanchard visiting Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
Don Blanchard visits Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
photo of Race cars at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Race cars at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Flyer promoting event space rental at the Block in N. Wilkesboro NC
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VA artist visits town photo of Don Blanchard visiting Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
Don Blanchard visits Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
photo of Race cars at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Race cars at Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, NC
VA artist visits town photo of Don Blanchard visiting Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
Don Blanchard visits Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
VA artist visits town photo of Don Blanchard visiting Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
Don Blanchard visits Melody Square now home to The Block in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
Ariel of Wilkes County, N.C.
Ariel of Wilkes County, N.C.
Scenes from Wilkes County Hwy 115
Scenes from Wilkes County
Ariel of Wilkes County, N.C.
Ariel of Wilkes County, N.C. showing The Block.
Scenes from Wilkes County
Scenes from Wilkes County
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photo Old Bridge 115 in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Old Bridge 115 in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Ariel of Wilkes County, N.C.
Ariel of Wilkes County, N.C.
Scenes from Wilkes County Hwy 115
Scenes from Wilkes County Hwy 115
Ariel of Wilkes County, N.C. showing The Block
Ariel of Wilkes County, N.C. showing The Block
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
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photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
Parade in N. Wilkesboro, NC
photo of Christmas Parade in N. Wilkesboro with East Wilkes High School
Christmas Parade in N. Wilkesboro with East Wilkes High School
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Christmas Parade in N. Wilkesboro with West Wilkes High School
Christmas Parade in N. Wilkesboro with West Wilkes High School
photo of Fun in N. Wilkesboro, NC now NC Tech Path Building
Fun in N. Wilkesboro, NC now NC Tech Path Building
photo of The Block when it was Melody Square
The Block when it was Melody Square
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photo of Bike Race in N. Wilkesboro, N. C.
Bike Race in N. Wilkesboro, N. C.
Santa at Melody Square Christmas 2003 now home to The Block
Santa at Melody Square Christmas 2003 now home to The Block
photo of Christmas Parade in N. Wilkesboro with Central Wilkes High School
Christmas Parade in N. Wilkesboro with Central Wilkes High School
photo of Christmas Parade in N. Wilkesboro with North Wilkes High School
Christmas Parade in N. Wilkesboro with North High School
photo of Christmas Parade in N. Wilkesboro with C.C .Wright Elementary School
Christmas Parade in N. Wilkesboro with C.C .Wright Elementary School
photo of Melody Stores, Inc now home to The Block
Melody Stores, Inc now home to The Block

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