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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Bowdoin-Marshall House

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    • Italianate style dwelling built in six weeks by Edward H. Bowdoin, a carpenter with Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Purchased in July 1891 by Aquila S. Marshall (1866-1915), attorney with ACL. House remained in family until 1940.
    • Dr. Bertram Williams

    • Williams family, physicians
    • Dr. Bertram R. Williams (1920-), son of Ralph B. and Bessie Sutton Williams, was born on July 4th, 1920 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He married Miss Ellen Shannon and attended UNC-Chapel Hill (1940) and Vanderbilt University, where he recieved...
    • Dr. W. C. Mebane

    • Mebane family, physicians
    • Dr. William Carter Mebane, Sr.? was born November 1st, 1882 to parents Benjamin Watkins and Bettie Galloway Carter Mebane. He married Miss Susan Mott and they had a son, William Carter Mebane, Jr. who also received his M.D., (General Practicioner...
    • Page-Ward House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for William Oscar Page (1870-1953), native of Warsaw, NC; and wife, Bertha Ida Barber (1872-1951). He owned the Greenfield Milling Company. Purchased in 1940 by Marsden Bruce Ward, Jr. (1896-1977), marine...
    • Louis Joseph Coleman

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Contractors
    • Portrait of Louis Joseph Coleman. Louis Joseph Coleman (1887-1963) was born in Columbus County, NC. He moved to Wilmington, NC in 1906 and became a contractor and builder. Coleman built several residential, public, and commercial buildings,...
    • Dye-Honeycutt House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built as rental property for the Victory Home Company that provided housing for Carolina and Liberty shipyard workers. Purchased in 1940 by Earle Edward Dye (1904-1992), clerk for Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and wife,...
    • Bessie & Sophie Xanthos

    • Greek Americans; Oakdale Cemetery
    • Newspaper photograph used in the wedding announcement of sisters Bessie and Sophie Xanthos. "Bessie" Billie D. Xanthos Pappas Frank (1919-2006) was born in Wilmington, NC. She was a member of the class of 1936 at New Hanover High School, and...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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