Cape Fear Hotel

Contributors:
Walter Clark, contractor; G. Lloyd Preacher, architect
Dates:

1923

Location:
Wilmington, New Hanover County
Street Address:

Chestnut St. and N. 2nd St., Wilmington, NC

Status:

Standing

Type:

Commercial

Images Puslished In:

Tony P. Wrenn, Wilmington, North Carolina: An Architectural and Historical Portrait (1984).

Note:

As described by Tony P. Wrenn in Wilmington, there were logistical and financial problems with the contractor, Walter Clark, who disappeared and declared bankruptcy. A brief account of the “muddle in Wilmington” appeared in the Greenville, S. C. Greenville News of December 14, 1924. The 9-story hotel originally contained 150 rooms and featured many amenities. It was expanded along 2nd St. in 1936. In the 1980s it was renovated for housing for senior citizens.