Then & Now
The Machaven was built by James William Hines and his wife, Mary Matilda MacEntyre Hines and was completed in 1908. The house is a replica of the childhood home of Mary Matilda MacEntyre in Rutherford County, NC, therefore the name Machaven (Haven for the MacEntyre's). J.W. Hines owned a thriving ice business and was known by many as The Ice King. The Machaven was the home to four generations of the Hines family. In the late 1980's, the house was sold and became The City Club. So many Rocky Mount natives remember dining and celebrations at the The City Club in the 1990's through early 2000's. The Machaven has since changed hands and will now host many more dinner parties and celebrations for those in Rocky Mount and surrounding counties.
We look forward to celebrating with you!