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    • Strange-Simmons House

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    • Rental house built for Florence Rogers Strange (1865-1953), widow of Thomas Wright Strange (1855-1899). Altered to duplex by Byron R. Simmons (1896-1972), interior decorator; and wife, Frances Lewis (1896-1988). For thirty-two years, first floor...
    • Meadowlark Lemon House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as rental property by Erna C. Boesch (1864-1935), native of Hannover, Germany. Residence from 1946 to 1956 of Meadowlark George Lemon, Jr. (1913-1952), native of South Carolina and employee with Wilmington Waste Paper...
    • 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...
    • Dino De Laurentiis, Martha Schumacher, and Frank Capra

    • Capra, Frank, 1934-2007; De Laurentiis, Dino; Motion picture industry
    • Newspaper clipping of a photograph of De Laurentiis (left), Schumacher (standing), and Capra (right). Frank Capra, Jr. (1934-2007), the son of a legendary Hollywood director, became a movie producer and president of EUE Screen Gems Studios in...
    • Lovering Collection, 1890-1954

    • Lovering, Helen, -- 1904-1999 -- Photograph collections; Lovering family; Mears family; Beaches -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington; Architectiture, Domestic -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Hurricane Hazel, 1954
    • The collection consists of 221 photographs and negatives documenting family and friends of Helen Lovering, as well as a variety of Wilmington, North Carolina locations and events. The majority of the photographs were taken between 1920 and 1950.
    • Dr. Robert Melton

    • physicians, Robert Melton, Melton
    • Dr. Robert A. Melton (1930-), son of R.A. and Jennie Melton was born in Wilmington, North Carolina February 11th, 1930. He married Sara Melton and attended Duke, where, in 1954, he earned his M.D. He was a Pediatrician in private practice;...
    • Central Baptist Church

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    • Congregation formed in 1883 under the leadership of the Rev. L.T. Christmas who raised the funds to erect this building five years later. Much of the construction work was done by church members. It is the oldest African-American Baptist church...
    • Darby-McDonald House

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    • Craftsman bungalow built for Miss Mary C. Darby (1858-1938), real estate agent; and sister, Miss Margaret M. Darby (1857-1933), as rental property. Purchased in 1954 by Miss Harriet Bellamy McDonald (1905-1989), long-time Forest Hills elementary...
    • Darby-Munson House

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    • Craftsman bungalow built for Miss Mary C. Darby (1858-1938), real estate agent; and sister, Miss Margaret M. Darby (1857-1933), as rental property. Purchased in 1954 by Miss Harriet Bellamy McDonald (1905-1989), long-time Forest Hills Elementary...
    • U.S. Custom House

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    • This massive Neoclassical Revival style building took three years to construct during World War I. The pedimented facades of the flanking wings are copies of the 1843 Greek Revival style custom house that stood previously on the site. In 1965, the...
    • Dr. Conway H. Ficklen

    • Ficklen family, physicians
    • Dr. Conway Ficklen (1926-), son of V.C. Ficklen, was born in Lexington, Kentucky, September 7th, 1926. He was educated at the University of Virginia (1950) where he also received his M.D. in 1954. He married Rose G. Ficklen. He was President of the...
    • James D. Williams

    • United States. Navy; Admirals--United States
    • Head shot of (then) Rear Admiral James D. Williams. Vice Admiral James Dale Williams (1935- )was born in Lumberton, NC. He went to New Hanover High School, where he was the quarterback for the football team between Sonny Jurgensen and Roman...
    • New Hanover High School

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    • Newclassical Revival style school opened in 1922 with an enrollment of 840 students, the largest in North Carolina. Leslie N. Boney, architect, designed the wings, 1930; the Princess Street gymnasium, 1940; and Brogden Hall, 1954. Notable students...

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