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    • Firemen

    • Wilmington (N.C.); Fires; Fire departments
    • Group of Wilmington, NC Firemen on Front Street after the Great Fire of 1886. On February 21, 1886 the steamer "Bladen" arrived from Fayetteville, NC already on fire. It landed at the Wilmington waterfront, catching the nearest buildings on...
    • William Joseph Woodward

    • Woodward, William, 1843-1907
    • Studio portrait of William Woodward seated with his sons. William Joseph Woodward was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on September 1, 1843. He was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War, a member of the 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment...
    • Latimer-Waddell House

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    • Italianate style house built for William Latimer (1852-1923), industrialist. In 1886 deeded to Ellen Savage (1842-1898), second wife of Alfred Moore Waddell (1834-1912), U. S. Congressman, Mayor of Wilmington, orator and historian. Purchased in...
    • Allen-Woodward House

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    • Built by Jacob S. Allen (1829-1895), native of Raleigh, contractor and builder. Purchased in 1891 by Hector McLean Green (1849-1925), native of Lillington, NC, timber inspector, Postmaster, and realtor; and wife, Ida Deems Alderman (1866-1926)....
    • Forshee-Sprunt House

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    • Italianate style house built for James M. Forshee, native of Philadelphia and partner in Kenan & Forshee, commission merchants; and wife, Sallie M. Extensively remodeled in 1920 by J. Laurence Sprunt (1866 - 1973), cotton broker; and wife, Annie...
    • Jewett-Shepard House

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    • Original Italianate two-story wood-frame house was purchased in 1886 by Susan Lane Jewett (1851-1917), wife of Richard Bradley Jewett (1844-1915), naval stores inspector. They had been in residence here since 1881. Joseph C. Shepard, Jr....
    • Calvary Baptist Church

    • churches, Baptist churches, Calvary Baptist Church
    • Calvary Baptist Church was founded in 1886 and built on the SE corner of 4th and Brunswick Streets in 1917. It mainly served the population that lived on the North side of the city. In 1955, the church moved to the suburbs on North 23rd St.
    • Benton House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for William Fulton Benton (b.1884), meat cutter and grocer; and wife, Winnie S. (b. 1886). Owned by Weathers family from 1924 to 1979.
    • J.W. Murchison House

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    • French eclectic style house built for Joel Williams Murchison (1853-1926), founder of J. W. Murchison Co., wholesale hardware; and wife, Loulie Hay Atkinson (1860-1922). Front and south porches removed c.1933 and entry added. House remains in the...
    • Skinner House, Captain

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Emily J. Erambert Skinner (1835-1897), wife of Samuel Wallace Skinner (1837-1907), ship builder and partner in Evans & Skinner Marine Railway. Purchased in 1929 by Harriss Bellamy Stone (1901-1956), owner of Marine...
    • Orton Billard & Pool Rooms

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    • Basement is the only surviving section of Orton Hotel which was built in 1886 for Col. Kenneth Murchison (1831-1906). Billiard and pool rooms, steam laundry, bakery, and bar room installed during the 1888 enlargement by W. A. Bryan, proprietor....
    • Cumming-Duls House

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    • Italianate style house built for Preston Cumming (1843-1914), commission merchant; and wife, Virginia Lilly (1848-1892). Purchased in 1886 by Jacob W. Dulls (1852-1915), retail grocer; and wife, Katherine Gieschen (1863-1911), both natives of...
    • Dr. J. B. Sidbury, Sr.?

    • Sidbury family, Daniel family, physicians, Pediatricians, Babies Hospital
    • Dr. James Buren Sidbury, Sr., (1886-7967), son of Verlinza and Fannie Willims Sidbury, was born March 2nd, 1886 in Holly Ridge, North Carolina. He married Miss Willie Daniel and they had a son, James Buren Sidbury, Jr. and daughter, Rowena Sidbury...
    • Grace Methodist Church, 4th and Grace Streets

    • churches, Methodist Churches, Grace United Methodist Church, Front St., Grace St.
    • Showing the bell tower of Grace Methodist Church at 4th and Grace Sts. Originally started as Front Street Methodist Church in 1796. After a horrible fire in 1886, the church moved to what is now 4th and Grace. The church burned again on March 21,...
    • Richard Langdon Meares

    • Insurance agents
    • Photograph of Richard Langdon Meares. Richard Langdon Meares (1866-1963) was born in 1886 in Wilmington, NC, the son of Captain Thomas D. Meares. He was educated at Horner Military Academy and attended the University of North Carolina (now the...
    • William B. McKoy House

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    • Stick style house built as a residence for W.B. McKoy, (1852-1928), attorney and Past Grand Master of Masons of NC; and wife, Katherine Bacon (1858-1949). Home of daughter Elizabeth Francenia McKoy, (1887-1984), local historian, researcher, and...

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