The Stanly Hall building was built in 1874 and is located at the corner of Pollock Street and Craven Street in historic downtown New Bern, NC. Stanly Hall Ballroom occupies the second floor of the building. When first built the second floor was the city’s principal dance and assembly hall. The second floor has been used for a variety of purposes throughout the years. In the late 1800’s it saw use as a temporary courtroom and City Hall. In the 20th century it was used to host USO dances as well as serving as the gymnasium for New Bern High, including basketball games against rival teams. The faint outlines of Shuffleboard Courts can still be seen. Restoration to its original use as a dance, assembly, and banquet facility were completed in April of 2012.