Front view, Bellamy Mansion, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina

Bellamy Mansion (Wilmington, N.C.)
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Front view, Bellamy Mansion, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina
Original Format:
Color slide
2 x 2 in.
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Architectural photographs
Wilmington (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Preservation North Carolina
Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by Preservation North Carolina
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Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building: Bellamy, John Mansion (Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina)

Provenance note:
Dr. John Bellamy (physician, turpentine planter, and director of the Bank of the Cape Fear and the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad), first owner
Architectural note:
James F. Post served as both the architect and contractor of the house. The home combines Italianate and classical motifs and Corinthian order columns. On the grounds, slave quarters still survive, providing a rare example of the antebellum urban building type.
Historical note:
The home served as an officer's quarters during the Civil War. The house now functions as the Museum of History and Design Arts in Wilmington. It now lies within the boundaries of the Wilmington Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wilmington (N.C.)
Historic buildings
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Latitude, Longitude:
34.235947, -77.943122
External Resources:
Bellamy Mansion Website