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    • Bonitz Building

    • Neoclassical Revival style building designed by Henry E. Bonitz (1872-1921), native of Goldsboro, NC, to house his architectural firm, and the Royal Arcanum Hall lodge. Purchased in 1944 by Richard A. Shew (1905-1991), owner of Shew Realty Company;...
    • Henry Emil Bonitz

    • Architects --North Carolina
    • Born in Goldsboro in 1872, and died 1921. Henry Bonitz was among the first 12 students who enrolled at the State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later NCSU), graduating from the institution in 1893. A local architect who designed many...
    • Elliott-Brown House

    • Built by Mary Taylor Elliott (1835-1907), native of Fayetteville, NC; widow of William P. Elliott, merchant and co-owner of steamboat line. Earl Williams Brown (1909-1971), a Master Printer, owned the house from 1934 to 1971. Queen Anne style...
    • Thomas Henry Wright Building

    • Original portion of building erected as rental property for Thomas Henry Wright (1800-1866), physician, merchant, and President of the Bank of Cape Fear. Property remained in Wright family until 1957. Facade altered in 1915 by Henry E. Bonitz,...
    • Jacob Weil House

    • Henry E. Bonitz. architect for the Lumina Pavilion and Carolina Apartments, designed this Queen Anne style house for Jacob Weil, a prominent dry goods merchant. Weils store was at 116 Market Street.
    • Ahrens Building

    • Neoclassical Revival style commercial building commissioned by Benjamin H.J. Ahrens (1844-1912), native of Germany, grocer, for sons Eduard (1876-1961), and Adolph G. (1882-1953), who operated Ahrens Brothers Wholesale Drug Company here for...
    • Robert R. Bellamy Building

    • Commercial structure built as rental property for Robert R. Bellamy (1861-1926), owner of wholesale drug business and officer of Delgado Cotton Mills. Originally constructed as a boot and shoe store; later occupied by clothing stores and jewelers....
    • Captain Edgar Williams House

    • Queen Anne style house built for Edgar Dickison Williams (1849-1928); and wife, Ida Jane Fleet (1856-1923). He was a steamboat captain, owner of Diamond Steamboat & Wrecking Co., Harbor Master for the port of Wilmington, Commissioner of Wrecks,...
    • St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church

    • The congregation was organized in 1858 by immigrants from Northern Germany. Plan of the Gothic Revival style church is attributed to charter member Hanke Vollers. Construction began in 1859. The unfinished building was damaged by occupying...
    • Harbor Island Auditorium.

    • Harbor Island, Auditorium, Hammocks
    • Designed by Henry E. Bonitz (1872-1921), a prominent turn-of-the-century Wilmington architect, the auditorium is bedecked in patriotic bunting to welcome the North Carolina Florist Association. Originally called, "The Hammocks," Harbor Island was...
    • Harper-Newbold House

    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Captain James Thomas Harper (1843-1915), steam tug operator, co-founder of Boney & Harper Milling Company and proprietor of Wilmington Steam Laundry; and wife, Annie Sophie Drew (1844-1913). House was a...
    • Northrop House

    • Queen Anne style house built as investment property for Robert Houston Northrop (1872-1949), lumber inspector for Northrop Lumber Co., and manager of J.G. Wright & Son relators and developers; and wife, Mary Wright (1874-1923).
    • Hankins-Bannerman House

    • Queen Anne Style house built for William Moore Hankins (1843-1926), chief clerk for N. Jacobi Hardware Company; and wife, Almira Corbett (1843-1920). Purchased in 1904 by Sarah Elizabeth Grady Bannerman (1862-1945), civic and religious leader.
    • Z.W. Whitehead House

    • Queen Anne style house built for Zollicoffer W. Whitehead (1862-1923); and wife, Mary Warren Smith (1867-1951). He was owner and editor of the Southern Truckers Journal and the Southern Lumber Journal; president of the NC Press Association; and...
    • Woolvin-Warren House

    • Queen Anne style house built for James Franklyn Woolvin (1860-1922), native of Snow Hill, NC, funeral director; and wife, Kate Cooper (1860-1895), native of Kenansville, NC. Purchased in 1896 by Archie Guthrie Warren (1861-1940), native of...
    • Yopp-Costello Building

    • Commercial building constructed as part of a Neoclassical Revival style complex with adjoining properties at 213 and 215 Princess Street. Purchased in 1906 by Walter E. Yopp (1860-1933); and wife, Emma Donnelly (1872-1955), who operated a funeral...
    • Sloan-Powers House

    • Queen Anne style house built for Edward Dunn Sloan (1868-1929), bookkeeper with Hall & Pearsall, wholesale grocers; and wife, Margaret B. Satchwell. In 1900 sold to Kinchen J. Powers (1842-1902), physician; and wife, Emmaline Simpson (1853-1934),...
    • Colonel Walker Taylor House

    • Queen Anne style house built for Col. Walker Taylor (1864-1937), owner of insurance agency, civic leader and founder of Brigade Boys Club; and wife, Rosa Lilly Cumming (1873-1946). Owned by Lee Porter (1899-1986), of Lancaster, SC.; and wife, Ethel...


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