This handsome building is unique to eastern North Carolina. It was built in 1914 as a U.S. Post Office in the Florentine Rennaisance Revival style, a style which is rare in this part of the state. It's main features are the three arches in the front and terra cotta styles on the roof. The building served as post office until 1969 when it became the county courthouse, a function which continues today. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.