Castle Hall in Goldsboro (c. 1781) was dark, vacant, neglected, and deteriorated, with ongoing vandalism that included broken doors, graffiti-sprayed walls and hundreds of smashed window panes, once-proud Castle Hall with the finest colonial woodwork in Caroline sat on the thin edge of fate.

The Society moved in 2014 on four fronts.  The first steps were stabilization (e.g., six tons of interior debris removed); and, protection including fabrication and installation of steel doors plus $1,000 rewards offered for vandals. Next came problem-solving (e.g., restoration costs projected, contractors referred, and boundary lines determined); and then marketing, i.e., buyers sought to undertake the restoration.