Source: Albert A. Joseph Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #682
Staff Person: Brian Johnson
This is a photo of the lobby of the historic Proctor Hotel located at Third and Evans St. in Greenville. The hotel was in operation at the time of World War I and was considered one of the finest hotels in North Carolina. It had sixty rooms that were equipped with hot and cold running water, electric call bells and many of the rooms had a private bath. There were electric elevators and electric lights. It featured a lobby, office, large dining room and reading rooms. It was elegantly furnished and had an “air of refinement” according to a brochure of Greenville published in 1914. Renovated in 2004, the four story building is now named the Self Help Building. This photo and many more scenes of North Carolina can be found in the Albert A. Joseph Collection (call #682) in the Manuscript Collection of the Special Collections Department. Finding aid: Manuscript Collection 682.