123 N. Front St., Wilmington, NC
No longer standing
Susan Taylor Block, Cape Fear Lost (1999).
Beverly Tetterton, Wilmington: Lost But Not Forgotten (2005).
The magnificent 5-story pressed brick and brownstone building in forceful Romanesque Revival style featured tall, round-arched bays rising through three stories. Its structure included steel trusses, beams, and girders, and it boasted such modern conveniences as an elevator, steam heat, and gas and electric lights. Located on a premier corner site, it included prestigious shops and offices. After a period of deline, it was razed in 1959 and replaced by a new bank.