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    • 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...
    • Perdew-Koonce House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for William Edgar Perdue (1865-1934), civic leader and partner in J. W. Murchison & Son., hardware wholesalers. Purchased in 1946 by Henry Farrior Koonce (1897-1976), salesman; and wife Alda Howard...
    • Dr. John Ormand

    • physicians, Ormond family
    • Dr. John William Ormond, Jr., son of John William and Louise Thomas Ormand, was born August 26th, 1930 in Wilmington, North Carolina. His father John and brother Thomas Lane Ormand were also medical doctors. He married Miss Betsy Castelloe and...
    • Boney Family Architects

    • Architects--North Carolina-- Biography
    • Family photograph of the Boneys. From right to left: Leslie Norwood Boney, Sr., Leslie Boney, Jr., William Joseph Boney, Charles Hussey Boney, Paul Boney in front. Leslie Norwood Boney (1880-1964) was a well-known and respected architect in...
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    • Fishing
    • This divided back postcard features a photograph by W. Kendall Dorsey which captures Capt. Eddy Haneman deep sea fishing in the boat ""Martha Ellen,"" off Wrightsville Beach.
    • Champion Davis

    • Nursing homes; Philanthropists
    • Formal portrait of Champion Davis. Champion McDowell Davis (1879-1975) was a prominent Wilmington businessman and philanthropist. He is best known for the establishment of the Champion McDowell Davis Charitable Foundation in 1963, and the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Dr. Andrew Harriss

    • Harriss family, physicians, Obstetricians, Oakdale Cemetery
    • Dr. Andrew Howell Harriss, son of George Harriss and Julia Ophelia Sanders Harriss, was born March 7th, 1872 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He married Miss Mary Montgomery Wilcox Bolles October 14th, 1896. His grandfather, William James Harris was...
    • St. James Episcopal Church, 1844

    • churches, Episcopal churches, St. James Episcopal Church, South Third Street
    • St. James Episcopal Church, located at One South Third Street, was acquired by the congregation from Armand deRosset (the rest of the land was acquired over the years). It's design and construction involved at least 10 different architects and...
    • Katherine Howell

    • New Hanover County Public Library (New Hanover County, N.C.); Librarians; Women librarians; Local history; Historic preservation
    • Katherine Howell at the New Hanover County Public Library. Katherine Howell (1920-1990) became Head Librarian of the New Hanover County Public Library (NHCPL) in 1956, just in time to oversee its move from the 3rd floor of the Wilmington City Hall...
    • Morrill-Lennon House

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    • Craftsman style house built by Charles D. Morrill (1851-1910), native of Boston, MA, contractor and builder; and wife, Caroline A. Williams (1853-1939), native of Columbus County. Purchased in 1920 by Rosser Yates Lennon (1871-1963), freight...
    • John A. Taylor House

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    • Greek Revival style house built for John A. Taylor (1798-1873), native of New York, shipping and railroad industrialist, civic leader; and wife, Catherine M. Harriss (1806-1877). From 1893 to 1951 the building served as an armory for the Wilmington...
    • Newton-Millinor House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Southport natives, Joseph Stokes Newton (1874-1958), stevedore; and wife, Daisy Burriss (1876-1950). Purchased in 1956 by Maurice Lee Millinor (1924- ), auto mechanic with C.C. Grissom & Sons; and wife,...
    • Cooperative Savings and Loan

    • Banks and Banking--United states;
    • Photograph of Christmas party of the Cooperative Savings and Loan on board the Fergus Ark restaurant. Left to right: (sitting) Estel Fussell, Audrey Woodall, Polly Justice, Miriam Alford, Frederick Willetts, Sr., Catherine Freimuth (Tinder), Betty...
    • Intersection of North Front and Chestnut streets.

    • Murchison Building, Murchison/Acme Building, Bijou Theater, N. Front Street, Chesnut Street
    • The Murchison Building (at left) and the Murchison/Acme Building are on the corners. The Morris Plan Bank occupied the latter building at one time. Two doors from the Murchison Building is the structure, where Bulluck Hospital was located for a...

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