Hemenway School

Contributors:
Henry Taylor, carpenter
Dates:
Ca. 1868
Location:
Wilmington, New Hanover County
Street Address:
Corner of 4th St. and Campbell St., Wilmington, NC
Status:
No longer standing
Type:
Educational
Note:
Mary Tileston Hemenway of Boston funded construction of two schools in Wilmington. One was the Hemenway School at 4th and Campbell Streets (NLS), named for her husband; the other, named Tileston School on Ann St., still stands with several additions. Taylor's role in building Hemenway School is noted in William Reaves and Beverly Tetterton, "Strength Through Struggle": The Chronological and Historical Record of the African-American Community in Wilmington, North Carolina, 1865-1900 (1998). A successor Hemenway School was built by contractor James F. Post at 210 N. 5th St. It too has been lost.