Colorized Postcards

1843 courthose

Johnston County Courthouse built in 1843 - demolished for replacement

1921 courthouse

Johnston County Courthouse built in 1921 - and still in service

Smithfield bank

Bank of Smithfield built in 1913, later enlarged as home of First Citizens Bank

Centenary church

Centenary United Methodist Church, Smithfield - built in 1914

Smithfield High school

Smithfield School built in 1922 - destroyed by fire in 1976

1930 Johnston County hospital

Johnston County Hospital built in 1930 - Department of Social Services today

Benson main street

Main Street, Benson, c. 1910 - view looking east from railroad tracks

1910 Selma station

Original Selma Union Station - replaced by present-day structure in 1924

Smithfield tobaccos market

Typical warehouse scene on the Smithfield Tobacco Market, c. 1930

Holt lake image

Holt Lake recreation complex as it appeared in the 1950s

Here's a link to the University of North Carolina's postcard collection

Page last updated:  November 6, 2023