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    • Grant-Stevenson House

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    • 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,...
    • Thomas Henry Wright Building

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    • Original portion of building erected as rental property for Thomas Henry Wright (1800-1866), physician, merchant, and President of the Bank of Cape Fear. Property remained in Wright family until 1957. Facade altered in 1915 by Henry E. Bonitz,...
    • Cumming-Taylor House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Preston L. Cumming, Sr. (1843-1914), saw and planing mill owner; and wife, Virginia Wall Lilly (1848-1892). In 1903, acquired by daughter, Rosa Lilly Cumming (1873-1946), wife of Walker Taylor (1865-1937); moved one...
    • Larrington

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    • Greek Revival style house built for Diana Larrington (1804-1886) and her children. Moved north on lot and extended by Henry C. Bear (1878-1925), real estate developer, who owned the property from 1913 to 1918.
    • Powell-Yopp House

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    • Greek Revival style house built for Robert Powell (1824-1862), carriage maker; and wife Sarah (1823-1888). Willed to Sarah E. H. Yopp (1829-1904). Craftsman style additions made by grandson, Alfred Harding Yopp (1876-1973), musician and owner of...
    • McCartney House

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    • House built for John Currie McCartney (1858-1937), partner in J.C. McCartney & Son, plumbers; and wife, Laura Ann Grant (1860-1947). Remained in family for forty-nine years.
    • Ann Eliza McKay Lucas

    • Bladen County (N.C.); Upper class women
    • Head shot of Mrs. Ann Eliza McKay Lucas. Ann Eliza McKay (circa 1850 -1915) was married to Dr. William Lucas. She was a descendant of General McKay of Bladen County and revolutionary war fame. Dr. and Mrs. Lucas had ten children.
    • Meares Harriss House

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    • Prairie style house built for Meares Harriss, Sr. (1884-1941); and wife, Fanny Hines Johnson (1878-1931). He was owner of Harriss Typewriting & Advertising Co., real estate broker and charter member of the Wilmington Rotary Club. Second wife, Laura...
    • Merritt-Jones House

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    • Craftsman style house built for Hiram Houston Merritt (1870-1945), Atlantic Coast Line Railroad employee; and wife, Dessie Cline (1852-1946). Purchased in 1925 by Joseph R. Jones (1881-1944), Atlantic Coast Line Railroad conductor; and wife, Lula...
    • Newton-Millinor House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Southport natives, Joseph Stokes Newton (1874-1958), stevedore; and wife, Daisy Burriss (1876-1950). Purchased in 1956 by Maurice Lee Millinor (1924- ), auto mechanic with C.C. Grissom & Sons; and wife,...
    • McEachern - Divine House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Duncan McEachern (1860-1925), navel stores and literage merchant; and wife, Mary Elizabeth Skipper (1859-1919). Purchased in 1911 by John Sidney Divine, Sr. (1862-1946), Atlantic Coast Line Railroad machinist; and...
    • Barker-O'Connor House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as investment property for E. Gerry Barker (1850-1933), native of Onondaga County, NY, commission merchant; and wife, Alice M. Schonwald (1850-1932). Purchased in 1904 by Major Daniel O'Connor (1834-1925); and wife,...
    • Humphreys-Cooper House

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    • Shingled cottage built for Charles Raymond Humphreys (1881-1929), civil engineer; and wife, Lilian Miller Kenly (1890-1979), natives of Maryland. Purchased in 1929 by Oscar Fleet Cooper (1878-1948), advertising agent for Atlantic Coast Line...
    • Elizabeth Fishblate Buck

    • Women dressmakers; Business and Professional Women’s Club (Wilmington, N.C.); Millinery
    • Posed news photograph of Elizabeth Fishblate Buck. Elizabeth Fishblate Buck (1891-1931) was the daughter of S. H. Fishblate, the first Jewish mayor of Wilmington, NC, and Fannie Schaap of Richmond, VA. She married Harry C. Buck in 1915. After...
    • Fort Caswell Soldiers

    • World War I; Fort Caswell (N.C.)
    • Soldiers from Fort Caswell, NC at an oyster roast at Lumsden's at Whiskey Creek. Oliver Hutaff is the young boy in the front, and George Hutaff, Jr., is at the back right behind the fence. Oliver Cromwell Hutaff (1907-1980) was the son of...
    • Manly-Belden House

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    • House built by Frederick Sadgwar for Alexander Manly (1866-1944); and wife, Carrie Sadgwar (1871-1965). Manly, a painter by trade, was editor of the Daily Record, only U.S. daily black newspaper operating in 1897. House sold in 1915 to Julia A....
    • Alexander Doak McClure

    • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
    • Photograph of Reverend Alexander McClure sitting at his desk in the Manse of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Alexander Doak McClure (1850-1920) was born in Tennessee. He attended Princeton University and Davidson College, receiving a Doctor of...
    • Chapman House

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    • Cottage built for Sarah E. Chapman (born c. 1807), who resided here with Ivey Prescott Bell (1814-1868), ship carpenter; and wife, Rebecca (1826-1909); and son, Benjamin (1852-1923), co-founder of Jackson & Bell, printers. Purchased in 1927 for...
    • Loughlin - Fennell House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built for James Albert Loughlin, native of Henderson, NC (1890-1967), civil engineer; and wife, Annie Elizabeth Manson (1888-1967), native of Southport, NC. Purchased in 1926 by James Leroy Fennell (1879-1940), Atlantic...

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