Both buildings were entirely consumed.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

The alarm of fire Wednesday night was caused by the burning of two wooden buildings on Third st., between Mulberry and Chesnut streets. The fire is said to have originated in the building owned by Mr. A.A. WANET, extending to the next building South, used as a carpenter’s shop, and occupied by James Usher, a colored man. Both buildings were entirely consumed. It is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary.

Wilmington Journal, 3 November 1864.