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Allen, Jacob S. (ca. 1839-1909)

Jacob S. Allen (ca. 1839-1909), a builder in Raleigh and Wilmington during the late 19th century, was associated with several firms including Betts and Allen, and Ellington, Royster, and Company, as well as working on his own as Jacob S. Allen and Company. The saga of his various partnerships and businesses illustrates the fluidity...

Boney, Leslie N., Sr. (1880-1964)

Leslie Norwood Boney, Sr. (October 29, 1880-September 18, 1964), was a highly prolific Wilmington architect whose practice covered a wide range of building types but concentrated on educational facilities including some 1,000 educational buildings and additions. Although much of his work was in eastern North Carolina, his designs appeared in 51 of the state's...

Bonitz, Henry E. (1872-1921)

Henry Emil Bonitz (1872-1921), born in Goldsboro, North Carolina, of German parentage, established an extraordinarily prolific practice as an architect in Wilmington, with scores of projects in the port city and its environs, and many more in other towns and counties in North Carolina. Henry Bonitz was a son of John Henry William Bonitz and...

Hartmann, Charles C. (1889-1977)

Charles Conrad Hartmann (1889-December 31, 1977), architect, moved from New York to Greensboro in 1921 to design the Jefferson Standard Building and established a prolific and long-lasting practice. In the mid-1940s he formed the practice of Charles C. Hartmann, Architects, with his son Charles C. Hartmann, Jr., a firm herein referred to as Hartmann...

Howe Family (fl. 1850s-1900s)

The Howe Family of Wilmington, North Carolina, encompassed at least four generations of men of color active in the city's building trades. As traced in Strength Through Struggle, they included Anthony Howe (d. 1837) and his sons Anthony (ca. 1807-after 1870), Pompey (d. by 1869), and Alfred Augustus (1817-1892); Anthony's sons Anthony Jr. (dates...

Keller, Harry P. S. (1869-1938)

Harry P. S. Keller (1869-1938), a versatile architect active in Wilmington and Raleigh in the early 20th century, planned a variety of buildings from residences to commercial buildings and college buildings at present North Carolina State University. Harry Keller was the son of Samuel Prescott Keller of Laurel, Maryland. Little is known of his training...

Leitner, Joseph F. (1871-1930)

Joseph F. Leitner (June 13, 1871-June 2, 1930) was a mobile and prolific architect who began his career in Georgia, then worked in South and North Carolina, returned to Georgia, and ended his days in Florida. During a highly productive decade in Wilmington, North Carolina, first with his partner William J. Wilkins and then...

Linthicum and Linthicum (ca. 1916-ca. 1946)

The architectural firm of Linthicum and Linthicum consisted of father and son Hill C. Linthicum (1860-1919) and H. Colvin Linthicum (1886-1952), who had prolific practices that encompassed several North Carolina communities. They represented the second and third generations of the family in building: Hill C. Linthicum's father,William H. Linthicum (1818-1886), was also a builder...

Linthicum, H. Colvin (1886-1952)

H. (Henri) Colvin Linthicum (1886-1952), the son of architect Hill C. Linthicum (1860-1919), joined in his father's practice as a young man and after his father's death had his own extensive practice in North Carolina. He was the third generation in the building professions: his grandfather, Hill's father, William H. Linthicum (1818-1886), was a...

Nash, Arthur C. (1871-1969)

Arthur Cleveland Nash (October 21, 1871-September 26, 1969), a Beaux-Arts trained New York architect, designed many buildings in North Carolina and is best known as campus architect for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the school's major expansion in the 1920s. There he worked in association with the consulting firm of...

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