Henry Bonitz was born in Goldsboro and moved with his family to Wilmington around 1886. In 1893, he graduated from North Carolina State University in the first graduating class with a bachelor degree in Engineering. He owned his own architectural firm in Wilmington in 1894. Bonitz was a prolific architect, and his office planned 132 known works in Wilmington, plus buildings in 37 other North Carolina counties before his death at age 49. Seapker is seeking the location of buildings Bonitz might have designed in North Carolina.