Henry Fike in buggy with unidentified woman and child. Pittsboro, circa1890s. Taken from south side of the courthouse. Just to the right of the courthouse corner in the photo is the Pope-Beal House on the lot that is now the parking lot for the Pittsboro Presbyterian Church. To the right of the Pope-Beal House is the Pope-Bynum House--where Annie Lutterloh Bynum lived and painted. That house was modified over time and later moved south of town. The educational wing on of the Pittsboro Presbyterian Church is now located on that lot and the church itself is on the next lot to the right.
Other details in the photo are also of interest. The lady's fancy hat suggests that this was not an everyday outing. Of course, having a photograph made was a special occasion and may be the reason for the fancy apparel.
The Fike residence was on the south side of East Street, about a block from the courthouse. The house still stands at 200 East Street.
Note the condition of the road!
Photo from the Chatham County Historical Association collection.
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