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    • South Front Street - 400 block.

    • S. Front Street
    • The west side of the 400 block of South Front Street (Block 99) contains from left the Thomas H. Smith House (No. 420), the Meares-Bridgers-Kerchner House(No. 416), the Forshee-Sprunt House (No. 410) and the Governor Dudley Mansion (No. 400). The...
    • Governor Dudley Mansion

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    • Built by Edward B. Dudley (1789-1855), rice planter, president of Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad Company and governor (1836-1841), first elected by popular vote. Purchased in 1885 by J. Pembroke Jones (1858-1919), capitalist; and wife, Sarah W....
    • Bell House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Benjamin Bell (1852-1923), co-founder and president of Jackson & Bell Co., printers, and owner of The Messenger newspaper. Inherited by son, Zack Kershaw Bell (1883-1963), vice-president of Jackson & Bell Co.; and...
    • Tileston School

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    • The original Italianate style center section was financed by philanthropist Mary Tileston Hemenway (1820-1894) and designed by John A. Fox, both of Boston, MA; James Walker, local supervising architect; Strausz & Rice of Wilmington, builders....
    • Fifth Avenue - 300 block; Ann Street, 400 block.

    • St. Mary's Cathedral, S. Fifth Avenue, Ann Street
    • In 1908-1911, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Pro-Cathedral was built by Rafael Guastavino (father) and Rafael Guastavino (son) in the Spanish Baroque style of architecture. Natives of Spain, the two Guastavinos made extensive use of brick and tile....
    • Air Boat at Carolina Beach Inlet

    • North Carolina, New Hanover County, Rowan County, boats, waterways, Intracoastal, marshes, beaches
    • Hoover Lingle, left, and his wife Carolyn ply the shallow waters of a marshy area near Carolina Beach Inlet in their 400 horse power air boat, which they use for fishing. The couple lives in Salisbury and own a cottage at Carolina Beach.
    • Shawn Gallagher

    • Baseball; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Shawn Gallagher in a New Hanover High School uniform. Shawn Gallagher (1976- ) was a star baseball player at New Hanover High School in the early 1990s. He was drafted in the 5th round of the baseball draft in 1995 to the Texas Rangers, and...
    • Cotton Workers

    • Cotton manufacture; Cotton trade--North Carolina
    • Photograph of cotton workers buying cotton at Alexander Sprunt & Son, cotton exporters. By 1910, Wilmington-based Alexander Sprunt & Son were the largest cotton exporters in the nation. The business was located on 400 N. Front Street. The...
    • Pembroke Jones

    • Shipbuilding industry; Rice--milling; Businessmen
    • Photograph of a portrait of Pembroke Jones. Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) was raised by his maternal aunt, Alice Heron London Dickinson, in Wilmington, NC and attended Cape Fear Academy. In 1879, he founded Carolina Rice Mills with Norwood Giles,...
    • Governor Dudley Mansion

    • Dudley Family, Historic Houses, Dudley Mansion
    • Located at 400 South Front Street this house was built by North Carolina Governor James Bishop Dudley (1789-1855). Tradition says it was built as early as 1825. This image was taken about 1900.
    • Volunteers Sort Food

    • Cape Fear Gospel Mission
    • Volunteers L.E. Boyd (left) and Pete Styron (right) begin early Thursday morning as they sort out several long lines of food stuffs in the chapel at Cape Fear Gospel Rescue Mission. Volunteers gathered to distribute bags of food, turkeys, clothes...
    • Edward Bishop Dudley

    • Dudley, Edward Bishop, 1789-1855; Governors--North Carolina.
    • Scanned copy of only known photograph of Governor Edward Dudley. Edward Bishop Dudley was born 1789 in Onslow County ,NC. He was North Carolina's first popularly elected governor, serving from 1836 to 1841. He was the first President of the...
    • Wilmington High School, Originally Tileston Elementary School

    • high schools, Wilmington High School, Tileston Elementary School, James Walker, John A. Fox, Architects, Ann Street
    • Located at 400 Ann St., between South 4th and 5th Streets, Wilmington High School originally opened as the Tileston Normal School in 1872. John A. Fox was and James Walker (Supervising) were the original architects. It has since changed names and...

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