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    • Gooding-Lawton-Grant House

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    • Built by F.J. Gooding, superintendent of Hilton Lumber Co., as investment property. Sold in 1905 to Florence V. Lawton (1856-1924) who resided here with her sister, Anna Lawton Grant (1858-1942) and her husband, Richard H. Grant (1845-1912), master...
    • Coin-Rogers House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Elizabeth Whitehurst (1877-1948) and John Milton Coin (1877-1937), manager of Angola Lumber Co. Purchased in 1919 by Harry Edmund Rogers (1885-1969), native of Dayton, Ohio, attorney and dean of Wilmington...
    • Reuben Grant Cottage

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    • Cottage built for Reuben Grant (1818-1880), native of Onslow County, Methodist minister and longtime member of Fifth Street Methodist Episcopal Church; and wife, Sarah Ann Dawson (1823-1888). Purchased in 1885 by Willie Ann Wood Price (1857-1931),...
    • Wrightsville Beach, ca. late 1920s.

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    • Five children in bathing suits pose at the beach near Lumina. Note the movie screen in the water at left. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated...
    • Edward P. Bailey House

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    • Second French Empire style house built for Edward P. Bailey (1856-1904), native of Sweden and wife, Annie Empie (1858-1915). Mr. Bailey was president of Wilmington Iron Works and a city alderman. Queen Anne style facade added in 1905. Residence of...
    • Willson-Powell House

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    • Built for William Alexander Willson, Jr. (1865-1949), accountant for American Railway Express; and wife, Mary Hart Morris (1874-1965). Purchased in 1918 by John F. Powell (1884-1948), native of Ireland; and wife, Dorothy Palmer (1893-1954)....
    • Harper-Newbold House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Captain James Thomas Harper (1843-1915), steam tug operator, co-founder of Boney & Harper Milling Company and proprietor of Wilmington Steam Laundry; and wife, Anne Sophie Drew (1844-1913). House was a...
    • Cumming-Sneeden House

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    • Built as rental property for William McRary Cumming (1860-1922), native of Greensboro, NC, business executive and real estate investor. Converted to duplex in 1952 by Rudolph L. Lewis (1894-1978), hardware merchant. Purchased in 1965 by James F....
    • Price-Leiner House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Willie Ann Wood Price (1857-1931), widow of William P. Price (1853-1904). Purchased in 1919 by Ludwig Leiner (1862-1951); and wife, Katie Stuart Burriss (1880-1970). A native of Bavaria, he served in the...
    • McRae House

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    • Also known as the Chair House this building was constructed for John McRae in c. 1850. In 1905, T.D. Love family renovated house as their residence.
    • Holloway-Hunt House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Cammie Lord Holloway (1874-1960); and husband, Elisha Lambert Holloway (1869-1974), clerk at Angola Lumber Company. From 1910 to 1914, residence of Joseph Schad, contractor and builder, who constructed...
    • Bridgers House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Elizabeth Eagles Haywood (1857-1932), widow of Preston L. Bridgers. Remained in Bridgers family until 1944. Headquarters of American Legion Post #10 from 1944 to 1972.
    • Harper-Newbold House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Captain James Thomas Harper (1843-1915), steam tug operator, co-founder of Boney & Harper Milling Company and proprietor of Wilmington Steam Laundry; and wife, Annie Sophie Drew (1844-1913). House was a...
    • Harper-Hundley House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as investment property for John Allan Taylor (1862-1957), wholesale grocer. Purchased in 1905 by Capt. James Thomas Harper (1843-1915), operator of a tow boat business between Wilmington and Southport and part-owner of...
    • Holloway-Hunt House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Cammie Lord Holloway (1874-1960); and husband, Elisha Lambert Holloway (1869-1947), clerk at Angola Lumber Company. From 1910 to 1914, residence of Joseph Schad, contractor and builder, who constructed...
    • Louis J. Poisson House

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    • Late Italianate style house built for Louis J. Poisson (1860-1891), real estate broker; and wife, Mary Allen (1866-1960), native of Brockville, Ontario, Canada. From 1905 to 1916, the home of Brooke Gwathmey Empie, attorney, state senator and...
    • deRosset House

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    • Greek Revival style house built for Armand John deRosset (1808-1897), physician and merchant; and wife, Eliza Jane Lord (1812-1876). They added the northeast wing in 1854 and the Italianate cornice and conservatory in 1874. Purchased in 1882 by...
    • John Allan Taylor House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for John Allan Taylor (1862-1941), wholesale grocer, business and civic leader; and wife, May Baker French (1863-1957), native of Lumberton, NC. Remained in family until 1969.
    • Joseph Holmes Davis

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    • Portrait of Joseph Holmes Davis. Joseph Holmes Davis (1883-1969) was born in Southport, NC. He was educated in the public schools of Wilmington, NC and attended Cape Fear Academy. Davis became Cashier of the Carolina Savings and Trust Company in...
    • Lumina, 1910-1914

    • beaches, Wrightsville Beach, ballrooms
    • Lumina Pavilion was purchased by Consolidated Railway Light & Power Company in 1905. The building was designed by Henry E. Bonitz and included a bowling alley, changing rooms, and a ballroom that it was most famously known for. It was given it's...

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