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Wilson and Waddell (ca. 1863-1882)

Headquarters:
  • Warren County, North Carolina
  • Johnston County, North Carolina
Trades:
  • Contractor
NC Work Locations:
  • Alamance County
  • Alamance
  • Alamance County
  • Alamance
  • Durham, Durham County
  • Durham
  • Johnston County
  • Johnston
  • Selma, Johnston County
  • Johnston
  • Raleigh, Wake County
  • Wake
Building Types:
  • Commercial;
  • Residential
Styles & Forms:
  • Italianate;
  • Second Empire

Heck-Andrews House (Jonathan and Mattie Heck House) [Raleigh]

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Heck-Andrews House (Jonathan and Mattie Heck House) [Raleigh]

Biography

Wilson and Waddell, a partnership established about 1863 by John M. Wilson and John A. Waddell, both of Warren County, became a large building supply and contracting firm after the Civil War. Wilson was a builder and sawmill operator, and Waddell was a carpenter and builder. After the war, the two men settled in Johnston County, where they established a steam-powered sawmill around which the town of Wilson's Mills developed. They acquired timber land near the North Carolina Rail Road and formed the Wilson Lumber Company, a sash and blind manufactory, and the contracting firm of Wilson and Waddell. Because they were located on the railroad, they could readily supply building projects along its route, including Raleigh and points west. For a list of their buildings, see John A Waddell.

Author: Catherine W. Bishir.

Published 2009

Building List

Heck-Andrews House (Raleigh, Wake County)

Wake Raleigh

1869

Variant Name(s):
  • Jonathan and Mattie Heck House
Contributors:
Dates: 1869-1870
Location: Raleigh, Wake County
Street Address: 309 N. Blount St., Raleigh, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir, North Carolina Architecture (1990).
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003).
  • Elizabeth C. Waugh, North Carolina's Capital, Raleigh (1967).
Note:

Complete specifications are found in the contract with Wilson and Waddell in the Jonathan M. Heck Papers, North Carolina State Archives.

Heck-Andrews House

Andrews-Duncan House (Raleigh, Wake County)

Wake Raleigh

1875

Contributors:
Dates: Ca. 1875
Location: Raleigh, Wake County
Street Address: 407 N. Blount St., Raleigh, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Linda L. Harris and Mary Ann Lee, An Architectural and Historical Inventory of Raleigh, North Carolina (1978).
Note:

The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) has a copy of an elevation drawing of essentially this house, signed by G. S. H. Appleget, but labeled as a house for T. Avera.

Andrews-Duncan House

W. T. Blackwell House (Durham, Durham County)

Durham Durham

1875

Contributors:
Dates: 1875
Location: Durham, Durham County
Street Address: Chapel Hill St. and Duke St., Durham, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Joel A. Kostyu and Frank A. Kostyu, Durham: A Pictorial History (1978).

Hotel Claiborne (Durham, Durham County)

Durham Durham

1875

Contributors:
Dates: 1875
Location: Durham, Durham County
Street Address: Durham, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Commercial
Images Published In:
  • Joel A. Kostyu and Frank A. Kostyu, Durham: A Pictorial History (1978).

Waverly Honor (Durham, Durham County)

Durham Durham

1877

Variant Name(s):
  • Julian Carr House
Contributors:
Dates: Ca. 1877
Location: Durham, Durham County
Street Address: Main St., Durham, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Mena Webb, Jule Carr: General Without an Army (1987).

Waddell-Oliver House (Selma, Johnston County)

Johnston Selma

1892

Contributors:
Dates: 1892
Location: Selma, Johnston County
Street Address: N side SR 1003, Selma vicinity, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina (1996).

Waddell-Oliver House

Wilson and Waddell's Work Locations

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