Phone: (919) 515-2273
Lower Cape Fear Historical Society
PO Box 813
Wilmington, NC 28402
Architectural Drawing Collection
Original drawing by James Post of the William McKoy residence, 1887. Also includes reprint and photocopies from American Architect and Building News, 1886. Post's drawings are adjustments to the plans from this publication, made to better suit McKoy's tastes and the orientation of the lot. (Janet K. Seapker, 7/25/05)
Donald McRae residence by Brite and Bacon, New York, 1899 (two tracings).
Architecture, Wilmington 1740-present
Address by Leslie Boney and listing of Boney firm's works; Bunnell Diary (partial copy); published book of the work of Ballard, McKim and Sawyer; newspaper clipping files of local architects.
Historic Buildings of Wilmington
Files include various records of historic buildings in Wilmington.
Henry Bacon Scrapbook (1866-1924)
Scrapbook compiled by Mrs. W. B. McKoy (sister of Henry Bacon). Includes chiefly news and magazine clippings of Bacon's work and the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial (1922). Also includes some Bacon portraits, and one original, unsigned pencil sketch of a house (side elevation), undated.
Black History Files
Secondary information on black builders in newspaper stories, city directories, etc., (1980s-present).
James F. Post Collection
Collection includes his Day Book (1847-1869, unbound); Ledger II, 1854-1862 (bound); Ledger III, 1891-1898, (bound); Also includes original specifications for the Latimer House (1852).
Masonic Temple, Wilmington, North Carolina
Framed, watercolor rendering of the Masonic Temple proposed by James F. Post, 1899. (Janet K. Seapker, 7/25/05)
New Hanover County Courthouse, Wilmington, North Carolina
Framed construction photograph showing scaffolding and workmen, 1892.
Nicholas Schenck Diary
The antebellum diary is not completely dated, but Schenck mentions a number of builders and new buildings, and often locates them on his plot sketches.
Scrapbooks containing clippings and other materials about old houses in Wilmington and efforts to preserve them.
Wilmington, North Carolina
First typescript draft of the book by Tony P. Wrenn. Photographs for the book are on loan from the Junior League of Wilmington, (contains many images not included in the book).
Cape Fear Museum
814 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
The museum's collections include the following architectural drawings:
Boney, Leslie N., Jr. Wilmington Parking Deck 2 blueprints 1967
New Hanover County Public Library
North Carolina Room
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(Holdings yet to be confirmed.)
Includes photocopy of the Rufus Bunnell diary (portions relating to his time in Wilmington, 1858-1860). Also includes photostatic copies of the James Post Ledger Books and a transcript of the Nicholas Schenk diary.