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    • Fennell-Croom House

    • Built by former Confederate Army Captain, Owen J. Fennell (1832-1910) as his residence. He was a local merchant and Justice of the Peace. Purchased by M.F. Croom in 1892 and remodeled. Remained in family until 1931.
    • Sampson-Johnson House

    • Greek Revival style house built by James D. Sampson (1801-1861), free black carpenter. Purchased in 1872 by Fannie Starr (1833-1911), wife of Alexander Johnson (1825-1890), native of Lumberton, turpentine distiller. Acquired by daughter, Miss Kate...
    • Tileston School

    • The original Italianate style center section was financed by philanthropist Mary Tileston Hemenway (1820-1894) and designed by John A. Fox, both of Boston, MA; James Walker, local supervising architect; Strausz & Rice of Wilmington, builders....
    • William A. French House

    • William A. French (1835-1907), a boot and shoe merchant, lived on this site. On May 10, 1871, fire destroyed the original structure. In November 1871, Mr. French completed the present structure; the plans drawn by Alex Strausz. The property...
    • Kahnweiler-Duls House

    • Italianate style house built as investment for David Kahnweiler (1827-1899), dry goods merchant and inventor of cotton seed huller; and wife, Mina (b. 1840), natives of Bavaria. After successive owners it was purchased in 1904 as rental property by...
    • Bellevue Cemetery.

    • Bellevue Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves
    • The cemetery, incorporated in 1872, is located on Princess Place Drive (formerly the Old New Bern Road), west of Burnt Mill Creek, and contains about fifteen acres. The date of the first burial is unknown, but by April of 1878, there appears...
    • Grant-Stevenson House

    • North wing, c. 1875, built for Ruben Grant (1810-1880), Methodist minister; and wife, Sarah Ann Dawson (1823-1888). South wing, c. 1872, built for James C. Stevenson (1847-1907), wholesale grocer; and wife, Elizabeth J. Smith (1850-1919). Son,...
    • Oakdale Cemetery - Confederate Monument.

    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries, Confederate Monument
    • This monument marks the graves of over four hundred unknown Confederate Soldiers. The bronze soldier on a large pedestal was designed by William Randolph O'Donovan, sculptor, and executed by Maurice J. Power at his National Art Foundry in New York....
    • Dr. Andrew Harriss

    • Harriss family, physicians, Obstetricians, Oakdale Cemetery
    • Dr. Andrew Howell Harriss, son of George Harriss and Julia Ophelia Sanders Harriss, was born March 7th, 1872 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He married Miss Mary Montgomery Wilcox Bolles October 14th, 1896. His grandfather, William James Harris was...
    • Henry Emil Bonitz

    • Architects --North Carolina
    • Born in Goldsboro in 1872, and died 1921. Henry Bonitz was among the first 12 students who enrolled at the State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later NCSU), graduating from the institution in 1893. A local architect who designed many...
    • Fourth and Market streets, intersection.

    • Fourth Street, Market Street, First Baptist Church, Temple of Israel, Churches, Wilmington Light Infantry, Armory
    • The Harnett Obelisk (center), just east of the center of the intersection of Market and Fourth streets, was erected by the North Carolina Society of the Colonial Dames in 1906, to the colonial heroes of the Lower Cape Fear, including Cornelius...
    • Dr. Frank Russell

    • Russell family, physicians, Havens family
    • Dr. Frank Havens Russell (1872-1915), son of Thomas and Fanny B. Havens Russell, was born in Robeson County, North Carolina, May 6th, 1872. He married Roberta Lilly, October 31st, 1894. He had a grandson, Frank B. Reynolds, who was also a Physician...
    • King-Meares House

    • Italianate style house built in 1872 by Charles H. King (1849-1909), partner in naval stores concern of Robinson & King; and wife, Mary J. Purchased in 1895 by Judge Oliver P. Meares (1828-1906); and wife, Ann Eliza Wright (1828-1900); remained in...
    • Wilmington High School, Originally Tileston Elementary School

    • high schools, Wilmington High School, Tileston Elementary School, James Walker, John A. Fox, Architects, Ann Street
    • Located at 400 Ann St., between South 4th and 5th Streets, Wilmington High School originally opened as the Tileston Normal School in 1872. John A. Fox was and James Walker (Supervising) were the original architects. It has since changed names and...


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