Enjoy a Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Kernersville with pictures of before and after!


Kernersville, North Carolina 27284, United States

Created By: Kernersville Museum

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Historical Downtown Kernersville

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The Bellamy House was built in 1880 for Lizzie Sapp by her parents as a wedding gift. In 1919, George Harriss Bellamy, Jr. (1886-1964) and his wife, Iona Morton Bellamy (1892-1964), bought the house from Lizzie Sapp and moved in on July 4t... Read more
Looking East on Mountain Street. You can see the old Esso station up ahead and the back side of the Oak Ridge Military Academy billboard that sat on the corner.  
Kernersville Bank Building - Built in 1902 for the Bank of Kernersville (Est. 1903). The Bank of Kernersville was one of the most stable banks in the area. In 1933, when banks all over the country were locking their doors, this bank contin... Read more
Located at 101 South Main St. This 2-story brick family drugstore was established "on the square" in 1904 by J. M. Pinnix. Three generations of the Pinnix family had run it by the time it closed in 1986 as the oldest drug store in North Car... Read more
103 E. Mountain Street - the sight of Dobson's Tavern, later sold to Joseph Kerner and known as Kerner's Crossroads. In 1771 William Dobson purchased the land at the crossroads and would soon build a tavern for travelers who were using the ... Read more
105 N. Main Street. P& N Store - This building was built in 1925. Before the P & N store, W. J. Johnson operated a variety store in this building. In 1940, H.C. Porter & E. T. Nance purchased the building and operated the popula... Read more
109 N. Main Street - Charlie Snow's Diner, now the site of Fitz on Main. Snow's Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe opened in downtown Kernersville in 1947. Charlie Snow ran the business for 37 years, serving up ice cream, good food, and convers... Read more
111 N. Main Street - Snow's Department Store, the building was built in 1925. Snow's Mercantile Company men's, women's, and children's shoes as well as handkerchiefs, thread, stationary, hoisery, belts, underwear, etc. The store operated fr... Read more
W.C. Stafford Store
McCustion Hardware Store
McCustion House
1873 Kernersville Depot
Kernersville Passenger Depot
Located at 238 North Main Street and built in 1912 by D.W. Harmon, this building was originally a grocery store where Mr. Shep Nelson  & Mr. Billy Winfree sold groceries, dry goods and notions. Later, the building was the site of Tom M... Read more
Leak Tobacco Building/Hooker Furniture Building 
Pic Fair Theater/Justice Theater 
104 South Main Street - Mr. John King built this brick structure in 1879. In 1882 Jim King, John's brother purchased the building and opened a general store. Later, Fulp & Linville purchased the property and ran a general store in the s... Read more
D. W. Harmon Office Building 
149 Sout Main Street, built in 1860 by Julius Harmon, grandson of town founder, Joseph Kerner. Julius Harmon's children, D.W. Harmon and Tilly Harmon would live in the house throughout their lives. 
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden 
Quality Gas Station 
Korner's Folly


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