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    • Lazarus House Kitchen

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    • Built by Aaron Lazarus (1777-1841), a merchant and native of Charleston, SC, as one of two kitchens for his principal residence which still stands to the East. Converted to a residence by 1889. Purchased and enlarged in 1923 by Aaron Goldberg,...
    • 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....
    • Hale-Henderson House

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    • Dutch Colonial Revival style house built for John W. Hale, bookkeeper; and wife, Lona Allen. From 1930 to 1968, occupied by William Harman Henderson (1887-1971), Assistant Vice-president of Traffic for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and wife,...
    • 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...
    • Hinton-Nixon House

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    • Dutch Colonial Revival style house built for Edgar Latimer Hinton (1868-1936), businessman and owner of the Seashore Hotel at Wrightsville Beach; and wife, Mamie E. Lively (b. 1882), native of Birmingham, AL. From 1941 to 1991 owned by Nixon...
    • Dr. Graham Barefoot

    • Barefoot family, physicians, medicine
    • Dr. Graham B. Barefoot (1900-1967), was born in Columbus County, North Carolina, March 1st, 1900. He is the son of Napoleon Bonaparte and Freddie Blake Barefoot and had one brother, William Frederick Barefoot, M.D. He married Elizabeth Murray. He...
    • Durham-Davis House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for James H. Durham (1849-1922), native of Wayne County, NC, dentist; and wife, Nellie Alston (1857-1884), native of Pittsboro, NC. Purchased in 1923 by Charles B. Davis (1877-1959), clerk with the Atlantic Coast Line...
    • Louis Julien Poisson

    • City attorneys; North Carolina General Assembly
    • Portrait of Louis Julien Poisson. Louis Julien Poisson (1887-1961) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in Wilmington Public Schools and Cape Fear Academy. Poisson attended North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State...
    • Dr. Phillips

    • Phillips family, physicians
    • Dr. William Allen Phillips (1923-), son of Howard and Jessie Phillips, was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, June 5th, 1923. His father and brother were also Medical Doctors. His brother, Robert L. Phillips, was a Neurosurgeon. He married Miss...
    • Wrightsville Beach - turn of the century.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Ocean View Beach
    • The southern extension of Wrightsville Beach was once called Ocean View Beach after the development company that owned that part of the beach. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage...
    • Walter Hutchinson Blair

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; City council members
    • Portrait of Walter Hutchinson Blair. Walter Hutchinson Blair (1890-1961) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in both public and private schools in the area. Blair began work as a cashier at the Southern Bell Telephone Company and...
    • John Leland Becton

    • Civil engineers; North Carolina State University
    • Portrait of John Leland Becton. John Leland Becton (1885-1938) was born in Wayne County, NC. He graduated from North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University) with a Master's in Engineering and moved to Wilmington, NC were he...
    • William Benjamin Gould and sons

    • African American Sailors
    • William B. Gould, seated, a veteran of the Civil War and his six sons, including three First Lieutenants, One Major in the Reserve, and two Privates. William Benjamin Gould was a contraband, a slave who escaped to behind Union lines during the...
    • Seigler-Underwood Building

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    • Commercial structure built for Samuel Seigler (1884-1952), native of South Carolina, realtor. Purchased for rental property in 1923 by Ural Alexander Underwood (1873-1948), general contractor. Variously occupied by groceries, confectionaries, and...
    • Platt-Sutherland House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built for Robert C. Platt (1870-1953), retail clothing merchant and clerk in city auditor's office; and wife Robbie Sutton (1881-1966), native of Burgaw. Purchased in 1961 by William Owen Sheppard Sutherland (1890-1969),...
    • Wrightsville Beach. Atlantic surf and jetty.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches
    • Wrightsville Beach. Atlantic surf and jetty. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of barrier...
    • Fred Little

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; Printing
    • Portrait of Fred Little. Fred Little (1891-1975) was born in Mecklenburg County, NC. He moved to Wilmington, NC in 1908 as an office clerk at the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company. During World War I, Little served in France and was discharged...

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