DeRosset House

Contributors:
Christopher H. Dall, carpenter
Dates:
1841-1842
Location:
Wilmington, New Hanover County
Street Address:
23 S. 2nd St., Wilmington, NC
Status:
Standing
Type:
Residential
Note:
Dall died early in the project. The house was constructed on its spectacular site for merchant Armand DeRosset and his family. It was built in Greek Revival style but later remodeled in Italianate style and expanded. James F. Post and the Wood Brothers worked on the DeRosset House's outbuildings in later years. The DeRosset family was active in St. James Episcopal Church leadership, and some writers including Mary Ellen Gadski have speculated that the architect for the house was John S. Norris, architect of St. James Church, for which Christopher H. Dall was the carpenter.