Built in 1793, the historic Flag House is the only remaining structure on the block between Pratt and Albemarle Streets. On June 8, we had the distinct pleasure of hosting Josephine Caranci and her family for a private tour in celebration of her 103rd birthday. Born in 1912, Josephine and her family who immigrated to the United States from Italy, resided in the building that once stood along the east wall of the Flag House facing Pratt Street. On the first floor Josephine’s grandfather established a barbershop while the family lived in the rooms above. Listen to the audio below to hear Josephine confess to sneaking along the roof into the attic of the Flag House and memories of the Jonestown neighborhood.
This interview was conducted in the historic Flag House on June 8, 2015. Image is of the Flag House c. 1907.