Lee Avenue Historic District

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Lee Avenue Historic District
Barnes House, Lee Avenue Historic District, March 2007
Lee Avenue Historic District is located in North Carolina
Lee Avenue Historic District
Lee Avenue Historic District is located in the United States
Lee Avenue Historic District
LocationRoughly along Lee Avenue, W. Main St., S. Academy St., and W. Raleigh St., Sanford, North Carolina
Coordinates35°27′19″N 79°09′12″W / 35.45528°N 79.15333°W / 35.45528; -79.15333Coordinates: 35°27′19″N 79°09′12″W / 35.45528°N 79.15333°W / 35.45528; -79.15333
Area54 acres (22 ha)
Built1882 (1882)
ArchitectCox, Leslie P.; McBryde, et al.
Architectural styleBungalow/craftsman, et al.
MPSLee County MPS
NRHP reference #02000944[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 6, 2002

Lee Avenue Historic District is a national historic district located at Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina. It encompasses 70 contributing buildings in the historic village of Jonesboro, now part of Sanford. The district includes notable examples of Bungalow / American Craftsman style architecture, with buildings largely dated between about 1882 to the 1940s. Notable buildings include the Pierce-Seawell House (c. 1882), Barnes House (c. 1886), Jonesboro Methodist Church Parsonage (c. 1885), Lonnie Thomas House (1941), and Jonesboro Baptist Church (1950).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ M. Ruth Little (March 2002). "Lee Avenue Historic District" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-01-01.