Carolina Hotel

Contributors:
Wood Brothers, builders; John C. Wood, builder; Robert B. Wood, builder
Dates:

1841; 1852

Location:
Wilmington, New Hanover County
Street Address:

S side of Market St. near N. 2nd St., Wilmington, NC

Status:

No longer standing

Type:

Commercial

Images Puslished In:

Susan Taylor Block, Cape Fear Lost (1999).
Beverly Tetterton, Wilmington: Lost But Not Forgotten (2005).

Note:

An 1851 insurance policy described the Greek Revival style structure as being “42’ x 45’, with a 22’ rear addition and 25 fireplaces, 6 of which had coal stoves.” Oddly, the Wood brothers were requesting plans and specifications for extension of hotel, so apparently didn’t expect to build it. The Carolina Hotel built by the Woods was later the Bonitz Hotel owned by the Bonitz family (see Henry E. Bonitz, architect).