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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...
    • 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...
    • Dr. E. T. Marshburn

    • Marshburn family, Patrick family, physicians
    • Dr. Elisha Thomas Marshburn Jr. (1924-), son of Elisha and Eva Beasley Marshburn, was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, November 25th, 1924. He married Miss Lula Patrick and attended Wake Forest (1944) and Bowman Gray (1947). He was in private...
    • Wayne Jackson

    • Television; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Wayne Jackson on remote at the election boards Wayne Robert Jackson (1926- ) was a pioneer in early television and sports broadcasting in Wilmington, NC. He was one of the first employees of WMFD in 1954, which later became WECT-TV. He was the ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Dr. Calvin MacKay

    • MacKay family, Plymette family, physicians
    • Dr. James Calvin Mackay (1924-), son of William Henry, M.D., and Florence Gompers McKay, was born in Washington, D.C., May 3rd, 1924. He married Miss Shirley Plymette and attended Cornell University (1944) and Bowman Gray (1947). He was in private...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Ocean Terrace Hotel.

    • Ocean Terrace Hotel, Hotels, Wrightsville Beach, Beaches
    • About 1935, Mrs. J. A. Snyder leased the old Sea Shore Hotel and renamed it the Ocean Terrace Hotel. It was badly damaged by Hurricane Hazel in 1954 and burned to the ground the following year. The Blockade Runner Hotel, which was opened in 1964,...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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