211 Elm St. – Charles Webb House – 1908

This house was built by Charles R. Webb (1874-1951) for his family, including his wife, Pauline (1876-1959) and children, Richard T. (b. 1898), Clyde R. (b. 1897) father of Horace C. Webb, Horace J. (b. 1904) father of Joe Webb and Paula Webb Keagy, and Aleta (b. 1911) mother of Dick Kellum.

Charles was a local carpenter who built several houses in Swansboro.  In fact, because his family had grown so quickly he built a two-story house on Church Street in 1911 where they lived the rest of their lives.  That house still has a Webb descendent living there, Butch Webb, great-grandson of Charles R. Webb.  All five of these descendants are living within 5 blocks of this “home place”.  In addition, the house on Church Street was built beside a house being built by Charles Webb’s brother, Ernest T. Webb

This house is currently owned and occupied by well-known local artist and musician, Jack Ketner, who did the interior renovation himself.  He discovered multiple renovations done over the years, adapting his work to maintain as much of the work found as possible.