Charming Historic Home Enters Market

A significant piece of North Carolina history has entered the market for $1.495 million. Located at 203 North Main Street, the residence sits in the center of the beloved community and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. A delightful home deeply rooted in the legacy of America’s textile industry; the property is marketed exclusively by Charlie Williams of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Charlotte office. The listing details may be viewed here.

In a time when textiles were booming in the South, Gaston County became one of the nation’s leading manufacturers with more spindles per capita in Belmont than anywhere else in the world. In 1910, A.C Lineberger, president and chairman of Chronicle Mill, the first spinning mill in Belmont, hired C.C. Hook to build a house for his growing family. Sited on a spacious lot under the shade of mature trees, the house at 203 North Main Street became integral to the growth and development of Lineberger’s textile companies and has since been passed down through generations. While the family name became a local institution, along with various successful businesses, the house, known as the “Happy Box,” has been home to the Lineberger family children for 113 years, forever etched into history as the house that raised a dynasty.

The property boasts five bedrooms and four baths within 4,452 square feet. Set on over half an acre, the classic Southern-style architecture welcomes in light from the lush green exterior. Freshly painted and refreshed throughout, the interior features 10-foot ceilings, four fireplaces, original hardwood flooring, large kitchen and ample storage. Charming historic details are found within that elevate the authentic feel of the home. The generous yard is fully fenced, and the guest house has been grandfathered in.


“The remarkable history of this home is unmatched. Epitomizing the popular architectural styles of the early Twentieth Century, this is a unique opportunity to live on the tree-shaded grounds of a place that helped write the story of our nation.”

  • Charlie Williams, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty 

About Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Headquartered in Naples, Florida, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has over 1,400 sales professionals in 40 locations throughout Florida and North Carolina. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty also benefits from an association with the storied Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. The brokerage was founded by The Lutgert Companies, a prominent member of Southwest Florida’s business community since 1964, and is proudly associated with Peerage Realty Partners. For more information, visit