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    • Rheinstein-Green Building

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    • Originally a four-story Romanesque Revival style building constructed for Fredrick Rheinstein (1841-1899), native of Bavaria, wholesale dry goods merchant. The street facade was altered in the Art Moderne style in 1940 when the building was leased...
    • Bradley-Miller Building

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    • Store and residence built for James A. Bradley (1814-1894), merchant, as rental property. Tenants included restaurants, furniture stores, a confectionery, a cigar factory and others. Purchased in 1941 by Israel Miller (1878-1942), clothier....
    • Old Jail

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    • Walls and framing survive from early county jail (1785-1854). Occupied variously as blacksmith, cabinet and carriage shops (1881-1906). Converted to commercial and professional building in 1906, Henry E. Bonitz, architect. Additional facade...
    • Percy Heath

    • Heath, Percy, 1923-2005; Jazz; Heath Brothers; Tuskegee Airmen, Inc
    • Percy Heath on the steps of Williston High School at his graduation. Percy Heath (1923-2005) was the bass player for the Heath Brothers Jazz group, along with brothers Jimmy on sax and Albert on the drums. His grandparents, father, and himself...
    • Dr. Robert Pigford

    • Pigford family, Toms family, Selden family, Harris family, physicians
    • Dr. Robert Toms Pigford (1914-), son of Robert Weldon and Myrtle Toms Pigford, was born in Wilmington, N.C. November 20th, 1914. He married Miss Lavinia Selden Harris, attended UNC-Chapel Hill (1936) and The University of Maryland (1940). He was in...
    • The Glenn

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    • Hotel designed by owner and manager Mrs. W. R. Yopp, (E. Naomi Mintz-Yopp, 1891-1972), and built by contractor A. B. Yopp. After her death, the hotel has remained in the family and continues to be operated by daughter, E. Naomi Yopp. Many...
    • Walker-Warshauer House

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    • Cottage built for Henry B. Walker (1842-1907), porter; and wife, Ellen Hayes (1843-1904). In 1940, purchased for rental property and converted to a duplex by Max Warshauer (1880-1949), native of Lithuania, merchant.
    • Michael Hooper House

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    • House built for Michael Hooper (1830-1877), lamplighter and drayman; and wife, Julia A. (1841-1906). He was founder of Wilmington's Emancipation Day Celebration in 1874. The Structure was altered to Neoclassical Revival style in c. 1902 when...
    • Working on the Railroad

    • State Port off Burnett Blvd.
    • Lewis Davis and William Simms beat out a rhythmic sound as they drive spikes into a new section of track at the state port. Watching is supervisor Guy Williams. The workers were setting the "frog," a 4000 lbs piece of the switching mechanism that...
    • Audubon Trolley Station

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    • Constructed to coincide with the development of the suburb Audubon, this is the only surviving passenger shelter of twenty stops on the electric trolley line between Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. The line, owned and operated by the Tide Water...
    • 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...
    • Churchill Cottage

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    • Summer beach cottage built for Colin Francis Churchill (1900-1972), native of Siler City, NC, engineer; and wife, Mildred Dorset (1906-1985). Remained in family until 1933. Painted as The Beach Cottage in 1981 by Claude Howell.
    • Janie Delila Skipper Gore

    • Oakdale Cemetery (Wilmington N.C.); Wrightsville Beach (N.C.)
    • News photograph used in her obituary. Janie Delila Skipper Gore (1923-2013) was a native of New Hanover County, having lived in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. She graduated from New Hanover High School in 1940, and worked in the New Hanover...
    • Roman Gabriel

    • Gabriel, Roman, 1940-
    • Photograph of Roman Gabriel playing with the New Hanover High School football team. Roman Ildonzo Gabriel Jr. was born in 1940 in Wilmington. He attended New Hanover High School where he was an All-State athlete in baseball, basketball and...
    • Bill Powell with Ben Steelman

    • Powell, William Stevens, 1919-; Historians; Authors
    • Photograph of Bill Powell with Ben Steelman at a book signing for the "Encyclopedia of North Carolina" in the North Carolina Room of the New Hanover County Public Library. William S. Powell (1919- ), known as Bill, is a renowned North Carolina...
    • McCabe-Lancaster House

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    • Beach house built for Harry Lee McCabe (1895-1962), grocer; and wife, Vista Mae Taylor (1902-1982). Until Hurricane Hazel (1954), used variously as summer residence, rental property and apartments. Purchased in 1955by Luke Wilson Lancaster...
    • Shrier Building

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    • Commercial building constructed as rental property for Isaac Shrier (1841-1920), native of Germany, clothier and real estate investor; and wife, Betsy Willner (1850-1916), native of Austria. Rented by various tenants, including the Telegraph-Cable...
    • Gause-Burr House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Mary Alice Gause Young (1846-1918); and sister; Anna Caroline Gause (1848-1917). Inherited in 1940, by Ann Bacot Cumming Burr (1900- ),wife of Frederick S. Burr, II (1898-1989), salesman for Tide Water...

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