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for North Carolina Preservation Vol. Issue 129, Spring 2006
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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.
Innovative projects are bringing historic mill buildings back to life all across North Carolina. No longer eyesores, renovated mills have become desirable features in the economic and social fabric of their communities. Renovated buildings become sites for restaurants, stores, and condominiums. Among topics discussed are the costs of renovation, quality of original construction, impact on the neighborhood, and local participation.
The Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit recognizes organizations and individuals demonstrating strong commitment to promotion of historical preservation. Among the 2005 winners were the town of Woodville for preservation of the 1847 St. Francis Methodist Church and Hank and Diane Parfitt for their rehabilitation of Fayetteville's 19th century Rat Building.
Preservation North Carolina presented its 2005 preservation awards to the following recipients: Lucy Penegar (Ruth Coltrane Cannon Award); Angelo Franceschina (Robert E. Stipe Professional Award); Capitol Broadcasting Co. (L. Vincent Lowe, Jr. Business Award); The Friends of Woodlawn, Inc. (Stedman Incentive Grant); and Larry Horne and Ron Phillips (Minnette C. Duffy Landscape Preservation award).