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Rocky Mount in Edgecombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lincoln Park Historic District

 
 
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By Charles T. Harrell
1. Lincoln Park Historic Marker
Inscription. The Lincoln Park Historic District , which is located in the northeast section of Rocky Mount, was constructed from 1948 through 1953 featuring single family housing, one restaurant, and motel. The restaurant and motel was owned by Clarence E. Pittman and Annie Sue Pittman.

The neighborhood was the first housing district designed in Rocky Mount to cater to middle class African Americans seeking opportunities to become homeowners. The Lincoln Park Motel served as haven for African Americans traveling in the region and provided a meeting place for local organizations. While the restaurant was popular with local residents, visitors reputedly traveled from far away regions for servings of the famous pit cooked barbeque.
 
Location. 35° 57.268′ N, 77° 46.68′ W. Marker is in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in Edgecombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Leggett Road and Carver Place, on the left when traveling east on Leggett Road. Touch for map. Near the abandoned hotel described in the marker text. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Mount NC 27801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martin Luther King Jr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Anna Easter Brown (approx. 0.6 miles
Lincoln Park Historic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell
2. Lincoln Park Historic Marker
away); Dred Wimberly (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dr. Junius Daniel Douglas 1874-1973 (approx. one mile away); Miss Anna Easter Brown (approx. one mile away); Jim Thorpe (approx. 1.1 miles away); Harold Bascom Durham, Jr. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Thelonious Monk (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Mount.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Last updated on June 14, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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