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    • Latimer House

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    • Italianate style house built for Zebulon Latimer (1810-1881), native of Glastonbury, Connecticut, commission merchant; and wife, Elizabeth Savage (1819-1904). Remained in family unitl 1963 when purchased by the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society,...
    • Charles W. Worth House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Charles W. Worth (1861-1930), President of The Worth Company, wholesale grocers, Cape Fear Machine Works, and Secretary-treasurer of Wilmington Terminal Warehouses; and wife, Emma Walker (1866-1956), native of...
    • Wright-Murphy House

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    • Federal - Greek Revival style house built for William Augustus Wright (1807-1878), lawyer, General Attorney for Wilmington and Weldon Railroad and President of the Bank of Cape Fear; and wife, Eliza Ann Hill (1813-1895). From 1846 to 1889, the...
    • Worth-Madden House

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    • Built for David Gaston Worth (1831-1897), owner of Worth & Worth, commission merchants. House was rented until acquired in 1871 by James Madden (1830-1908), steamboat agent for Cape Fear Steamboat Company; and wife, Margaret (1839-1907), both...
    • Ofiesh-Compos Building

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    • Commercial building constructed for George Ofiesh (1897-1929), native of Mouhaidee, Lebanon, dry goods merchant; and wife, Emily E. (1907-1997). Purchased in 1943 by Alex J. Compos (1908-1965), and wife, Polly Galanoudis (d. 1993), natives of...
    • Helen Farrington

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    • Helen Farrington of Winston Salem standing next to a Vietnam War memorial replica on display at the U.S. Army transportation terminal during the July 4 Southport Celebration July 5th, 1999. What is now known as the North Carolina 4th of July...
    • Temple of Israel

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    • Moorish Revival style synagogue built for German Jewish Reform congregation that was organized in 1872. it is the oldest synagogue in North Carolina and one of the few in the United States still housed in its original nineteenth century building.
    • Bertha Barlow

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    • Studio portrait of Bertha Barlow. Bertha Barlow (1882?-1922) is listed as a weaver in the 1897 Wilmington City Directory, living at 708 S. 5th Street with her mother. She married a Mr. Goskell and moved to Charlotte, NC, where she died of...
    • Orton Plantation

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    • The original one-and-one-half story plantation house was built for "King" Roger Moore (1694-1751), native of Goose Creek, SC and first permenant settler in the Lower Cape Fear region. Fredrick Jones Hill (1792-1861), physician, planter, and NC...
    • Mary Margaret Nettles Corbett

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    • Photograph tentatively identified as Mary Margaret Nettles Corbett. Mary Margaret Nettles Corbett (1854-1941) was born in Timmonsville, SC. She was the wife of William Fisher Corbett, and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
    • James Edward Lee Wade

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    • J. E. L. Wade (Hi Buddy) at Greenfield Lake, the area which he helped promote into a public park. James Edward Lee Wade(1889-1980) was a legendary Wilmington politician, serving as Mayor twice, on the City Council 36 years, on the State...
    • George William Gillette

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    • Lt. George Gillette, Jr., USN, his mother, Mrs. Pearl M. Gillette, and his father, Col. George W. Gillette, USA. George William Gillette, Jr. (1888-1971) was an army veteran attached to the US Army Corps of Engineers 1918-1948. Before that he was...
    • Ed Danilowicz

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    • Edward Danilowicz on board a boat in character as pirate Stede Bonnet. Edward Joseph Danilowicz (1952-2011) was a talented musician and songwriter from Wilmington, NC. He performed for Opera House Company and the Thalian Association. He was the...
    • CSX Tanker Derailment

    • Accidents, hazardous materials, New Hanover County, NC
    • Sas, Inc., Csx Transportation Inc. and the New Hanover County officials along with the S. Wilmington Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to a tanker derailment near the SAS business on HWY 421 N. The accident happened late morning. The tankers were...
    • James Loftin

    • African American cemeteries;African Americans--History
    • Photograph of James Loftin (Lofton?), probably at Pine Forest Cemetery. James Loftin is the Superintendent of Pine Forest Cemetery, a pre-Civil War African American cemetery in Wilmington, NC that is the final resting place of many notable African...
    • Robert Smith Jervay

    • African American Newspapers
    • Robert Smith Jervay Robert Smith Jervay (1873-1941) was born in Summerville, S.C. He moved his family to Wilmington in 1911 for the better educational opportunities, and started a printing business called Jervay Printing. In 1927 his son Henry...
    • Rev. D. J. Sanders

    • African American Newspapers; African American Churches
    • Rev. D. J. Sanders Rev. D. J. Sanders (1845? -1907) became the pastor of the Chestnut Street Presbyterian church on May 15, 1874, a small Carpenter Gothic and Italianate style church with a African-American congregation, that still stands on...
    • Mary Alice Jervay

    • African American Newspapers; African American women; African American--history
    • Photograph of Mary Alice Jervay. Mary Alice McNeill Jervay (1874-1948) was the wife of Robert Smith Jervay, who started a Wilmington weekly newspaper for African American readers in 1927 called "The Cape Fear Journal." She was originally a...
    • Dr. Leroy W. Upperman

    • African American physicians
    • Photograph of Dr. Leroy W. Upperman. Dr. Leroy Wenford Upperman (1913-1996) was the first resident physician at the new Community Hospital built in Wilmington, NC in 1939. He entered private practice in Wilmington in 1941, and was very active in...
    • Hubert Eaton, Sr.

    • African American Physicians; Eaton, Hubert A. (Hubert Arthur), 1916-1991; African American tennis players; Segregation
    • Studio Portrait of Hubert Eaton, Sr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr. (1916-1991) was born in Fayetteville, NC. He received his Bachelor of Science from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte NC in 1937, and went on to the University of Michigan, where he...

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