Wrightsville Beach Magazine: At The Table
by Pat Bradford, Teresa Kramer, Richard Leder
On March 31, 2008, we gathered these 12 passionate preservationists at the spectacular Bellamy Mansion in Historic Downtown Wilmington for dinner and a discussion of the significance of historically preserving our cultural landscape, the consequences of failure and the rewards of success.
Builder: Tommy Rogers
Tommy Rogers is a third-generation builder. His grandfather, Luther T. Rogers, started the family business in 1918. He built the Atlantic View pier (now called Johnnie Mercer’s) and also built many houses on the north end of Wrightsville after the fire of 1934. Tommy’s father, Luther T. Rogers Jr., was the mayor of Wrightsville Beach. Tommy helped his father and uncle with the restoration of Thalian Hall and also worked on the restoration of the Bellamy Mansion. Rogers Building Corporation has worked on a number of projects independently, which includes many houses downtown; most notably, the Murchison House. Rogers is a member of NC Preservation, Home Builders Association and the Wilmington Historic Foundation.