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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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Lumina 4

    • renovations, ballrooms, Lumina Pavillion, Tide Water Power Company, Henry E. Bonitz
    • West side of Lumina, showing renovations to porches and steps; American flag flying from roof, power pole in front of building
    • 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...
    • Naval Training Station, "Hammocks," 1917

    • Navy, training station, Hammocks, Harbor Island
    • Naval Training Station at Hammocks (or Harbor Island), 1917 Originally called, "The Hammocks." Harbor Island was an uninhabited low lying island of sand dunes, surrounded by marsh and Wrightsville Sound on the North and southwest, and Banks Channel...
    • Naval Training Station, "Hammocks," 1917

    • Navy, Training Stations, Hammocks, Harbor Island
    • Originally called, "The Hammocks, " Harbor Island was an uninhabited low lying island of sand dunes, surrounded by marsh and Wrightsville Sound on the North and southwest, and Banks Channel on the East. There was a dense growth of knotted live...
    • 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.


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