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    • Ofiesh-Compos Building

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    • Commercial building constructed for George Ofiesh (1897-1929), native of Mouhaidee, Lebanon, dry goods merchant; and wife, Emily E. (1907-1997). Purchased in 1943 by Alex J. Compos (1908-1965), and wife, Polly Galanoudis (d. 1993), natives of...
    • Richard T. Burnett House

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    • Mediterranean style house built for Richard Tate Burnett (1901-1992), assistant superintendent of Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey and owner of Burnett’s Service Stations; and wife, Virginia S. Perkins (1905-1979). From 1943 to 1961 owned by Herman...
    • Yopp-Costello Building

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    • Commercial building constructed as part of a Neoclassical Revival style complex with adjoining properties at 213 and 215 Princess Street. Purchased in 1906 by Walter E. Yopp (1860-1933); and wife, Emma Donnelly (1872-1955), who operated a funeral...
    • Rankin & Martin Warehouse

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    • Vernacular style warehouse built for Rankin & Martin, naval stores merchants. Purchased in 1889 by Burr & Bailey Ironworks. Acquired in 1902 by Wilmington Towing & Construction Company and occupied by W.B. Thorpe & Company, dealers in coal, wood...
    • Reston-Richardson House

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    • John Reston inherited this property from his father, Thomas Reston in 1853. It remained in the family until the death of Johns brother, William, in 1868. Mary Brown purchased the property at this time and left it to her son, James E. Richardson,...
    • Kenly-Whitehead House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for John Reese Kenly (1847-1928), native of Baltimore, MD, president of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and wife, Emma G. Warfield (d. 1904). Purchased in 1943 by Lita Larkins Whitehead (1885-1961), whose son William...
    • Maria McKoy House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built as rental property for Maria Brown McKoy (1855-1942), widow of Robert Hassell McKoy (1855-1901), attorney. Purchased in 1943 by Frank Lem (1916-1990), owner of the New China Restaurant; and wife, Velma Walker...
    • Sampson-Johnson House

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    • Greek Revival style house built by James D. Sampson (1801-1861), free black carpenter. Purchased in 1872 by Fannie Starr (1833-1911), wife of Alexander Johnson (1825-1890), native of Lumberton, turpentine distiller. Acquired by daughter, Miss...
    • Purnell-Empie House

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    • Italianate style house built for Eliza Ann Purnell (1822-1890), eldest daughter of Governor Edward B. Dudley. Purchased in 1857 by Adam Empie, Jr. (1821-1877), attorney; and wife, Virginia Gwathmey (1830-1917), who added the north wing. Remained...
    • Calder-Thorpe Warehouse

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    • Vernacular style warehouse built for Phila Lazarus Calder (1806-1888), who inherited property from her father, Aaron Lazarus (1771-1841). Remained in family until purchased in 1910 by W.B. Thorpe & Company which used this and the adjacent warehouse...
    • William H. McEachern

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for William H. McEachern (1874-1937), hay and grain merchant; and wife, Mary Elizabeth Davis (1873-1932). Owned by the family as rental property until 1943.
    • George  Hardee

    • Coaches (Athletics); High schools; American Legion Baseball; Wilmington (N.C.). Parks and Recreation Department
    • George "Buck" Hardee standing by the sign at the newly named Buck Hardee field at Legion Stadium. George "Buck" Hardee (1927-2005) was born in Whiteville, NC. He played on a Whiteville American Legion baseball team that went to the National...
    • 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. J. W. Hooper, Sr., 1920s

    • Hooper Family, physicians
    • Dr. Joseph Ward Hooper, Jr. (1921-), son of Joseph Ward Hooper, Sr., M.D. and Louise Smallbones Hooper, was born in Wilmington, N.C., September 30th, 1921. He married Miss Nell Trask, and attended Princeton (1943) and Harvard Medical School, where...
    • Dr. J. W. Hooper, Jr.

    • Hooper family, physicians New Hanover County Commissioners, New Hanover County Repulican Party
    • Dr. Joseph Ward Hooper, Jr. (1921-), son of Joseph Ward Hooper, Sr., M.D. and Louise Smallbones Hooper, was born in Wilmington, N.C., September 30th, 1921. He married Miss Nell Trask, and attended Princeton (1943) and Harvard Medical School, where...
    • Gladys Almon Sneeden

    • Independent insurance agents; Wilmington (N.C.); Women volunteers
    • Newspaper photograph of Mrs. LaMar Whiteford McIver on the occasion of her wedding, taken at her parents' home on Harbor Island, NC. Gladys Sneeden McIver (1922- ) was born in the Sea Gate area of Wilmington, NC. She went to Isaac Bear School,...
    • Dr. Robert Nicholson

    • Nicholson family, physicians
    • Dr. Robert William Nicholson, (1916-), son of Louis and Hazel Nicholson, was born in Youngstown, Ohio, October 24th, 1916. He married Jane Nicholson, attended Kenyon (1939) and Temple University Medical School (1943). He was in private practice...
    • NCRPC01896

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Launching of the SS Thomas W. Owen on July 24, 1943, at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company located in Wilmington, NC. Pictured are Miss Lynne Drexler, sponsor; Mrs. Drexler (to the left); Mr. Drexler, (second man from left); and an unknown...

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