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    • Quince Building

    • Warehouse constructed by 1835 for the Quince family. During the Civil War occupied by auctioneers who sold goods brought into the port by blockade runners. Remained in Quince family until 1883. Purchased in 1910 by R.R. Stone and remained in family...
    • Mahler House

    • Craftsman style two family dwelling built for Carl Peter Barthold Mahler (1874-1956), real estate and rental agent, and wife Meta Brunjes (1868-1957), during their ownership of the DeRosset property to the west. Natives of Germany, they lived here...
    • Morse-Willard-Rhodes House

    • Front section of house built on adjacent lot by Christopher C. Morse (1824-1891), grocer. Moved and enlarged in Queen Anne style for Martin Stevenson Willard (1858-1933), insurance agent and president of Willard Bag and Manufacturing Company. ...
    • Blaney-Crowley House

    • Greek Revival style house built for John Blaney (b. 1820), painter; and wife, Elizabeth Steem (b. 1817). Purchased in 1911 by Jeremiah Stephen Crowley (1863-1958), Presbyterian minister, native of Cork County, Ireland; and wife, Edith Sidbury...
    • New Hanover County Courthouse

    • Queen Anne style courthouse built as seat of government for New Hanover County at a cost of $72,000. Cornerstone laid on April 20, 1891. Superior Court first met here on April 17, 1893. Renovation begun in 1986; rededicated 1988.
    • McEwen House

    • Bungalow built for Henry Dwight McEwen (1885-1968), attorney, court stenographer, native of Aiken, SC; and wife, Gladys Burney (1892-1986), native of Augusta, GA.
    • McGowan House

    • Queen Anne style house built for William Andrew McGowan (1867-1948), president-treasurer of the Brunswick Bridge and Ferry Company and Justice of the Peace; and wife, Maude A. Kelly (1869-1960), native of Bladen County.
    • Peterson & Rulfs Building

    • Neoclassical Revival style building constructed for Peterson & Rulfs Shoe Company. Williama Canover Peterson (1861-1940), native of Duplin County, and John Frederick Rulfs, Jr. (1869-1953), retired from their shoe business in 1929. Building...
    • Thomas Henry Wright Building

    • Original portion of building erected as rental property for Thomas Henry Wright (1800-1866), physician, merchant, and President of the Bank of Cape Fear. Property remained in Wright family until 1957. Facade altered in 1915 by Henry E. Bonitz,...
    • John E. Taylor House

    • Italianate style house built for John E. Taylor (1858-1925); and wife, Lida Walls (1858-1928), native of Lincoln, PA. A graduate of Howard University, he was the first black Deputy Collector, U.S. Customs in Wilmington. House saved for preservation...
    • James Johnson and Donquill Suell

    • Wilmington star-news (Wilmington,N.C.); Arbor Day; Keep America Beautiful Inc.
    • James Johhnson on left and Donquill Suell planting a tree. In honor of Arbor Day at Bellamy Elementary school, James Johnson (1980- )and Donquill Suell (1979- ) plant a red maple in front of the school. The event was also part of the Keep America...
    • Radcliffe House

    • Greek Revival style house built for Elizabeth Radcliffe (1798-1862), widow of Timothy D. Radcliffe (1783-1843). Purchased as residence in 1863 by Herman H. Bloom (1827-1896), retail grocer; and wife Anna E. (1825-1886), natives of Germany. Rental...
    • Runge-Fales House

    • Greek Revival style house built for Gerhardt Henry William Runge (1828-1876), grocer and saloon keeper; and wife, Johanna H. Eckel (1836-1920), natives of Hannover, Germany. Purchased in 1922 by James Benjamin Franklin Fales (1859-1925), owner of...
    • Madafo Lloyd Wilson

    • Storytellers; Griots; African American--History
    • Digital image of Madafo Lloyd Wilson telling a traditional African story. Lloyd Wilson (1947- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended Williston High School where he was a member of the Glee Club. Wilson is renowned as a storyteller, musician,...
    • Katie Tate Grady

    • Homemaker
    • Portrait of Katie Tate Grady. Katie Tate Grady (1910-2002) was born in the Wilmington area. She was married to Louis Grady and had eight children. Grady was an active member of the Wilmington community and belonged to many clubs in the Rock Hill...


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