For many years, the building was home to Russell's Cinnamon Landing gift shop.
This small quaint seaport has roots back to April 7, 1730 when Isaac and Jonathan Green Sr. purchased from Ebenezer Harker "a certain plantation and track of land containing by estimation 441 acres situate lying and being in ye Carterett in ye county of province of aforsaid being ye west side of ye mouth off White Oak River." By 1771 Theophilus Weeks started a town on his plantation, laying out a plat and selling lots. Formerly known as Bogue, Week's Point, The Wharf and New Town, the town was officially designated by the North Carolina General Assembly on May 6, 1783. Above photo (from North Carolina State Archives) courtesy Jack Dudley, as included in Swansboro - A Pictorial Tribute
NATIONAL REGISTER of Historic Places: 116 Main Street - Gable-fronted building with first floor worship space and second floor Masonic meeting space above (originally), decorative interior posts and sheathing, former belfry, aluminum siding. This building was the first Baptist church built in Swansboro (1897)--NR. The second floor was used as a Masonic Lodge until 1957. The parsonage was at 108 Walnut Street--SHA