NATIONAL REGISTER of Historic Places: Hip-roofed side-hall plan house with hip-roofed dormer, one-story front porch. Smith was a captain and boatbuilder who built this house at 140 Front Street on the site of his circa 1880 family home. NR
Robert Lee Smith was a master carpenter who helped build the Swansboro Graded School, the Tarrymore Hotel and the boats Valhalla and Lallah, as well as several other homes in Swansboro including his 1901 house at 202 Walnut Street.
Swansboro - A Pictorial Tribute
In the 1910 Swansboro census, children in the home included Daisy L. 13, Amelia B. 9 and 11-year-old Marjorie R. Smith. In the 1920 census Smith was listed on Water Street and was a ship carpenter.
|Robert Lee Smith Death Certificate|
|Lina Russell Smith Death Certificate|
Lee Smith retired in 1939, only four years before his death on December 20, 1943. He died from influenza/pneumonia complicated by hypotension. He and Lina were buried in Ward Cemetery.