Wednesday 11 April 2012: Houses of Wilmington #15
Williams-MacMillan House (1889)
This beautiful Queen Ann structure has a dramatic roof line that swoops up a full three stories. The property was acquired in 1842 by a state grant to John Williams (1779-1855); bequeathed to his grandson, William Arthur Williams (1850-1917) timber inspector and clerk for the County Board of Commissioners; his wife Jane Iredell Meares (1855-1935) artist and botanist, designed and executed many interior architectural details; purchased in 1918 by son-in-law Henry J. MacMillan (1878-1920), a nationally known artist. It is now restored and serves as Camillia Cottage, a lovely bed and breakfast. Not seen in this photograph was a gentleman sitting on the porch reading the morning newspaper.
Maybe you can see him here.