In 1910 James Hollister Potter Sr. (see 707 Ann) built this home for James Hollister Potter Jr. (1879-1971) and bride Ada Matilda Rhodes (1886-1980), born in Onslow County to William Daniels Rhodes and Eliza Shepard. Ada and James were parents of James Robert Potter (1912-1913) who died of meningitis, J.H. Potter III (1914-2009) and Gilbert Murray Potter (1917-2012). J.H. Potter Jr. owned Potter's Pure Food Store and Potter's Toy Shop on Front Street; he also helped organize the Beaufort Fire Department.
     During the Depression, James H. Potter III delivered mail for $100 a month. He later owned Potter’s Grocery and Potter’s Dress Shop, and was a real estate broker. In the 1970s he was the appraiser for the downtown waterfront renewal project. The home remained in the Potter family until 1964.