Ghent Historic District

The Ghent Historic District is New Bern’s second suburb and dates to around 1906. Ghent is listed in the national and local registers. Learn more about the homes and neighborhood – National Register of Historic Places (pdf).

When a streetcar was installed in 1912 Ghent was the last stop. The neighborhood includes a mix of 1910 to 1940s Colonial Revival, American Four-square, Craftsman-style homes, and Craftsman bungalows.

The old trolley line that once ran down the center of Spencer Avenue is now a grassy median adorned with crepe myrtles and gaslight-style street lamps. Ghent’s tree-lined streets are favored by walkers, as well as the annual trick-or-treaters, and the wide-open porches are inviting to neighbors.

Ghent Neighborhood Map