Photograph of “Hilma,” the home of John L. Bridgers, Jr., Tarboro, N.C.

Source: John L. Bridgers Family Papers, 727.1.c.8

Staff Person: Maury York

Description: This ornate house belonged to John Luther Bridgers, Jr. (1850-1932). It was located adjacent to what is now West Wilson Street in Tarboro, North Carolina. Bridgers is perhaps best known for his collaboration with Joseph Kelly Turner on a history of Edgecombe County, N.C., which was published in 1920 by Edwards & Broughton.  The John L. Bridgers Family Papers contains additional photographs, including views of the family, farm buildings, and livestock.