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Latimer House
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).
Gilchrist residence, restoration blueprints by A. M. Emerson, 1913.
Pomeroy Nichols residence blueprints by John Russell Pope, 1915.
Burgwyn-Wright House, restoration blueprints by Erling Pederson, Milton S. Grigg, 1938 and 1955.
Latimer House, servant's quarters restoration blueprints by Leslie Boney, 1975, 1978.

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.

Scrapbook Collection

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
Boney, Leslie N., Jr. Wilmington Parking Deck original crayon drawing 1967
Meier (artist) Downtown Shoppers Mall, Wilmington original drawing 1967
architect of the treasury U.S. Customs House, front elev.& fl plan blueprints 1914
Bonitz, Henry E. Hotel at Hamlet, front elevation blueprint 1910
Bonitz, Henry E. Hotel Auditorium, first & second floor plan original tracing (?) 1910
no architect North Carolina Shipbuilding Co. plant layout blueprint 1942
Keller, H.P.S. Captain John W. Harper residence photostatic copy undated

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.