Hasell-Barry-Parsley House

Contributors:
Cape Fear Building Company, contractors; Alex Strausz, architect and builder
Variant Name(s):
Hasell-Parsley House
Dates:
1871
Location:
Wilmington, New Hanover County
Street Address:
302 S. 3rd St., Wilmington, NC
Status:
Standing
Type:
Residential
Note:
Known locally as the Hasell-Parsley House for some of its prominent owners, the house was rebuilt or remodeled at intervals, including once in 1871 by the Cape Fear Building Company. The Wilmington Post of March 12, 1871 noted seeing plans for a house for R. P. Barry, to be built by the Cape Fear Building Company, with Mr. Strausz as the architect: "the architect's elegant design attracts much attention, and the building will add much to the reputation of our citizens of means, who erect dwellings ornamental to the city as well as useful to the owners." The Wilmington Morning Post of May 17 noted that R. P. Barry's 3-story house was being erected at the corner of 3rd and Ann streets, and next to it, Strauss had a fine three-story building "under construction."