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This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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Bellamy Mansion and Carriage House Building Plans Added to DigitalNC

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Bellamy Mansion Carriage House 1st and 2nd Floor Power Plan

21 building plans of the Bellamy Mansion restoration are now available on DigitalNC.

The Bellamy family began construction on the mansion in 1859, in Wilmington, N.C. The Bellamy grandchildren maintained possession of the historic home until the late twentieth century; however, the mansion was in need of major renovations due to years of decay and an arson that took place in 1972. In 1992, Preservation North Carolina took over control of the home in order to open it to the public and began the restoration process. Boney Architects oversaw the structural renovations and published all of the recently added plans. Several feature the Carriage House on the plantation property, which is now the Visitors Center of the museum.

All of the Bellamy Mansion site and building plans found on DigitalNC offer a picture of what structural restoration can look like for a major historic home. Many of the maps feature the hand-written notes of contractors on the project. They demonstrate the work that lies beneath the finished product of restorations.

For more information on the building plans of Bellamy Mansion, please see the blog post for the previously added plans. For further research on the Bellamy Mansion, visit the website.


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