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    • Licensed Privy

    • 1891; 1892; 1893; 1894; 1895
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Local legend maintains that when the town of Advance incorporated in 1893, the state required that all privies be inspected. A successful inspection resulted in a license being posted above the privy door proving it met proper standards.
    • Advance Depot

    • 1898; 1899; 1900; 1901; 1902
    • Davie County Public Library
    • The first train stopped in Davie County at the Advance Depot on May 8, 1891. Many members of the community came on horseback and in horse and buggy to see the big "Iron Horse." The depot also provided a social gathering place for the community on...
    • Advance Academy

    • 1898; 1899; 1900; 1901; 1902
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Built in the mid-1890s, the academy operated under J. Minor as principal until sometime between 1907 and 1910. It continues as a community center today.
    • Bethlehem School House

    • 1918; 1919; 1920; 1921; 1922
    • Davie County Public Library
    • The two-room school house north of Bethlehem Methodist Church served grades one through seven. The school operated until 1923. It was later torn down for the lumber. Frank King, Glenn Smith, Grady Bowden, and Oscar Riddle stand in front of the...
    • Marchmont

    • 1920; 1921; 1922; 1923; 1924; 1925; 1926; 1927; 1928; 1929
    • Davie County Public Library
    • H.L. Austin designed and built this house for William Booe March and his daughter, Mary Frances March Williams, in 1885-86. The second floor featured doors that folded back on themselves to create a large open space for dances and parties. March's...
    • Shady Grove High School Agriculture Class

    • 1941
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Vocational agricultural classes were added to the school curriculum in the early 1920s. Shady Grove High School was one of four high schools in the county before consolidation.
    • George Shutt with Chickens

    • 1960; 1961; 1962; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1966; 1967; 1968; 1969
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Poultry production in the county has expanded significantly since the 1950s. George Shutt allowing his chicken flock to be free range.
    • Advance Fire Department

    • 1960; 1961; 1962; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1966; 1967; 1968; 1969
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Advance Fire Department organized in about 1952.
    • Advance Elementary Basketball Team

    • 1962-05-08
    • Davie County Public Library
    • The Advance boys team won 32 straight games over four years at this time. The Advance girls team won 53 of 54 games over a six-year period.
    • William and Charming Hairston

    • 1968
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Ruth Goolsby, who chose her nickname Charming at the age of five, married William Thomas Hairston, who became the family butler at Cooleemee Plantation. His father Peter Hairston was a wagoner before the Civil War.
    • Bethlehem Methodist (Timber Ridge)

    • 1968; 1969; 1970
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Church tradition holds that its origins date back to the late 18th century with meetings held at Timber Ridge Meetinghouse, but documentary evidence of such is lacking. This church building resulted from two building campaigns in 1884 and 1923.
    • Cooleemee Plantation House

    • 1985
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Peter Hairston purchased the 2,500-acre tract of Cooleemee Plantation in 1817. His great-grandson, Peter Wilson Hairston, expanded the tract to 4,200 acres and constructed the imposing Greek Revival style plantation house from 1853-1855. The house...
    • John E. B. Shutt House

    • 1985
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Local wagonmaker and undertaker John Edward Belle Shutt occupied this house built in about 1885 with a large addition in front in 1905.
    • Shutt Undertaking Building

    • 1985
    • Davie County Public Library
    • John Edward Belle Shutt ran his undertaking business out of this building from about 1905 to 1922. The morgue and coffin showroom plus the hearse occupied the front; Shutt made coffins, wagons, and cabinets in the ell.
    • Lippard - Smithdeal Building

    • 1985
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Believed to have housed the medical office for Dr. George H. Lippard, the building was later used for storage by H. T. Smithdeal. Lippard established his practice in Advance sometime between 1884 and 1890.
    • A. E. Hartman Distillery

    • 1985
    • Davie County Public Library
    • This distillery helped make the Advance community the whiskey-making capital of North Carolina in the 1890s. A local historian, Minnie Zerrell Talbert Bryson, reported, "A person could stand on the steps of the Methodist Church and count the smoke...
    • Advance Academy (Former)

    • 1985
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Built in the mid-1890s, the academy operated under J. Minor as principal until sometime between 1907 and 1910. It continues as a community center today.
    • Advance Methodist

    • 1985
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Completed in 1912, the sanctuary, following the pattern of the Greek Cross, was an addition to the second building, itself completed in 1877. The church's origins are thought to be associated with the Cokesbury School in the 1790s.

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