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David and Ernestine Weaver House

David Weaver made Raleigh swing in the 1930s and 1940s. Weaver managed the dance hall in the Masonic Temple at 427 S. Blount Street; he ran a soda shop, billiard hall, beer garden, and a social club there, too. Weaver was also the local booking agent of the New York-based Gale Agency, which had connections to Harlem's famed Savoy Ballroom. Through the agency, Weaver brought jazz greats like Count Basie and Duke Ellington to Raleigh. Weaver, a musician himself, and his wife Ernestine built their house in Idlewild in 1922; it is a conservative blend of Queen Anne and Craftsman styles. Private residence.

Date: 1922

Images

David and Ernestine Weaver House, 2009 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
David and Ernestine Weaver House, 1997 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
David and Ernestine Weaver House, 1997 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.

Location

1203 East Lane Street

Metadata

RHDC, “David and Ernestine Weaver House,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/120.