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    • Dr. J. W. Hooper, Sr. (1887-1952)

    • Hooper family, physicians, hospitals
    • Dr. Joseph Ward Hooper, Sr. (1887-1952), holding two babies in back of the main building at James Walker Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hooper was born February 17th, 1887 in Baltimore, Maryland. He married Miss Louise Smalllbones and they had a son,...
    • Evans-Mercer-Tusch House

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    • Originally a one-story cottage built for Henry C. Evans (1832-1896), native of Brunswick County. Enlarged to two-stories in 1906 by nephew, John Bascom Mercer (1855-1913), of the shoe firm Mercer & Evans; and wife, May Lilly (1869-1935), native of...
    • Grace Methodist Church

    • churches, Methodist churches, Grace Methodist Church, 4th St.
    • Located at 4th and Grace Streets-construction began in 1887 the church was dedicated in 1890. Worship services were held at the Temple of Israel until construction was completed. In honor of the church, "Mulberry" St. was changed to "Grace" Street,...
    • Benjamin W. Beery House

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    • Italianate style house built for Benjamin Washington Beery (1822-1892), partner in Cassidey & Beery Shipyard; and wife, Ann Eliza Williams (1827-1865). Served as school and convent of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, 1869-1870. Double piazzas added by...
    • Gause-Bolles House

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    • Built by Samuel P. Gause (1818-1875), a Wilmington merchant. Sold in 1863 to John Van Sickle (1808-1869), tobacconist. After death of his widow Anna, in 1870, house sold at public auction to Mary McRee Walker Hill. In 1887, it passed to her heir,...
    • William B. Meares House

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    • Built for the Hon. William Belvedere Meares as family residence. Occupied by Union Troops as Hospital, April 2-July 5, 1865. House was located on southeastern corner of Front and Chestnut streets. Moved here and rebuilt by F. W. Kerchner in 1887.
    • Dr. Hooper, Sr., Dr. Koonce and Dr. McEachern

    • Hooper family, Koonce family, McEachern family, physicians
    • Dr. Joseph Ward Hooper, Sr. (1887-1952), was born in Baltimore, Maryland February 17, 1887. He married Louise Smallbones and they had a son, Joseph Ward Hooper, Jr., who was also a Physician. He received his M.D. from the University of Maryland in...
    • South Front Street - 400 block.

    • S. Front Street
    • The west side of the 400 block of South Front Street (Block 99) contains from left the Thomas H. Smith House (No. 420), the Meares-Bridgers-Kerchner House(No. 416), the Forshee-Sprunt House (No. 410) and the Governor Dudley Mansion (No. 400). The...
    • Salvation Army Building

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    • The Wilmington chapter of the Salvation Army was organized in 1887. After operating in various locations, this Mediterranean style building was the first to be constructed for the organization at a cost of $30,000. The cornerstone was laid April...
    • 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...
    • Carolina Beach Pavilion

    • trains, railroads, beaches, tourists, visitors
    • A marsh view of the Carolina Beach Pavilion, showing railroad track and visitors on the porch. Three American flags fly from the rooftop. The building built by Captain John W. Harper in 1887 burned down on December 8, 1910.
    • Dr. J.W. Hooper, Sr. and Dr. Heber Johnson

    • Hooper family, Johnson family, physicians, medicine
    • Dr. Joseph Ward Hooper, Sr. (1887-1952) was born February 17th, 1887 in Baltimore, Maryland. He married Miss Louise Samllbones and they had a son, Joseph Ward Hooper, Jr., M.D. (Urologist). He was a practicing Physician from 1912-1952. He was on...
    • Dr. J. W. Hooper, Sr.

    • Hooper family, physicians, Oakdale Cemetery
    • Dr. Joseph Ward Hooper, Sr. (1887-1952) was born February 17th, 1887 in Baltimore, Maryland. He married Miss Louise Smalllbones and they had a son, Joseph Ward Hooper, Jr., M.D. (Urologist). He practiced medicine from 1912-1952. Notables: Board of...
    • Grace Methodist Church, 1888

    • churches, Methodist churches, Grace Methodist Church, Grace Street, 4th Street
    • Construction began in 1887 and was dedicated in 1890. Worship services were held at the Temple of Israel until construction was completed. In honor of the church, "Mulberry" St. was changed to "Grace" Street, in 1895. A new Sunday School Annex,...
    • Cape Fear River - Steamer, Wilmington.

    • Cape Fear River, Steamer, Wilmington
    • The legendary steamer, Wilmington, was owned by John W. Harper (1856-1917), who was also her captain. Capt. Harper began taking passengers down the Cape Fear River from Wilmington to Southport about 1887. He owned two boats - the Passport and the...

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