Mitchelltown Preservation Society
The Mitchelltown Preservation Society is an historic
preservation group central to restoring the Mitchelltown Historic
District in Kinston, North Carolina.
Founded in 1993 by residents and property owners, the MPS was
reestablished in 2006 and has been going strong ever since. Our
primary goal is to prevent misuse of the historic district of
Mitchelltown and its properties, hence we encourage regular
maintenance and upgrades that conform to the Historic
Commission District guidelines.
Since 2006, Mitchelltown has been part of the Community Watch
Program of Kinston and periodically, we conduct organized
Clean Up Days.
We are all volunteers and work hard doing whatever is
necessary to meet our goals. And we are always looking for new
members who have similar interests as the MPS.
The Wayne A. Mitchell house is a massive frame Classical Revival,
ca. 1905. In his day, Mitchell operated the family livery business;
was the Mayor of Kinston; director of Atlantic & NC Railroad; and
director of East Carolina Teacher's College.
A nonprofit historic preservation organization located in Kinston, North Carolina
Mitchelltown is one of Kinston's many
historic districts downtown and is listed
in the National Register of Historic
Places. It is filled with beautiful old
homes, most structurally sound and
waiting for someone to invest a little
money and sweat equity.
These homes have oak or heart pine
floors, some with intricate inlaid designs,
ornate fireplaces and moldings. The local
Historic District Commission guidelines
are very lenient and do not at all apply to
the interior of these homes.
Kinston is a wonderful place for retirees
or semi-retirees who want a mild year
round climate, lower cost of living, a
friendly community, and to be only an
hour from the Carolina beaches.
Mitchelltown is also an ideal for young
investors who are looking for a great
return on their investment with a little bit
of sweat equity.
The homes in the historic districts can be
bought for little money when compared
to established historic districts in larger