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    • Eakins House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Ralph P. Eakins (1890-1937), salesman with Bluethenthal Company, dry goods, and Pullman Car Lines conductor; and wife, Ella Brady (1886-1955), city assistant librarian. House remained in family until 1958.
    • McGary-Worth House

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    • Probably constructed by James McGary (1816-1850), native of Fayetteville. Sold in 1850 to Owen D. Holmes (1824-1883), Brunswick County rice planter and magistrate. Purchased in 1854 by Thomas C. Worth (1817-1862), native of Randolph County, owner...
    • Currie-Boon House

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    • Italianate style house built for Stephen A. Currie (1841-1883), Confederate Veteran, livery stable owner; and wife, Flora E. Thomas (1845-1915), native of Thomasville, NC. Purchased in 1892 by by Leighton Lee Boon (1849-1921), native of Wilmington,...
    • Ahrens Building

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    • Neoclassical Revival style commercial building commissioned by Benjamin H.J. Ahrens (1844-1912), native of Germany, grocer, for sons Eduard (1876-1961), and Adolph G. (1882-1953), who operated Ahrens Brothers Wholesale Drug Company here for...
    • E. Fleet Williams House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built as rental property for Edgar Fleet Williams (1889-1956), president of Diamond Steamboat and Wrecking Company; and wife, Sadie Exum (1894-1976), native of Snow Hill, NC.
    • Evans House

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    • Craftsman style house built for Mason G. Burr (1877-1964), secretary of Standard Supply Company. Purchased in 1928 by John Ebenezer Evans (1890-1947), native of South Carolina, physician and surgeon; and wife, Sarah S. Dyer (1890-1979), native of...
    • McGhee House

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    • Residence built for Henry McGhee (1869-1918), cook; and wife, Elizabeth Whitehead (1873-1931). Three of their eleven children remained in the house after their parents deaths: Hettie, a seamstress; Mozelle, a Peabody School teacher; and Lisbon...
    • Henry Latimer House

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    • Italianate style dwelling built for Henry G. Latimer (1845-1929); and wife, Carrie. Mr. Latimer was a merchant and co-founder of Acme Manufacturing Company. House owned by Mary Hargrave Kenan (1842-1916) and heirs from 1903-1935.
    • Joseph Loughlin House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Joseph J. Loughlin (1881-1918); and wife, Eleanor King (1885-1941). He was Secretary/Treasurer of New Hanover Transit Company, a primary developer of Carolina Beach. An infantry captain, he was killed in France...
    • D.R. Foster Building

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    • Neo-Classical Revival style building constructed for David Russell Foster (1882-1933); and wife, Anna Stockwell (1885-1951), native of Canton, PA. He was the owner of D.R. Foster Company, realtors, developers and insurance agents; and founder of...
    • Eleanor Williams Palmer

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    • Photograph from newspaper clipping of Eleanor Williams Palmer. Eleanor Williams Palmer (1926-2013) was born at James Walker Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, NC, the daughter of Jesse Williams and Ann King Harrell. She was married to L.H. Palmer...
    • Gore Building

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    • Commercial structure built as rental property for Daniel Lennox Gore (1847-1925), native of Columbus County, Confederate veteran, and real estate investor. The first tenant, Pickard-Bleecker Automobile Company, sold and serviced Chalmers motor...
    • Peterson & Rulfs Building

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    • 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...
    • Wooster House

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    • Greek Revival style house built by John Wooster (1791-1869), native of Connecticut, dry goods merchant with Wooster, Anderson and Company; and wife, Lucy A. Wright (1801-1864). Inherited by son, Capt. John L. Wooster (1831-1885), attorney,...
    • Allen-Collier House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built for Fulton Temple Allen (1868-1941), secretary-treasurer of Acme Fertilizer Company; and wife, Anna Bell Pearce (1870-1948), natives of Virginia. Purchased in 1963 by Joshua Frank Collier (1902-1965), realtor,...
    • 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...
    • Loughlin Cottage

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built for Joseph J. Loughlin (1881-1918); and wife, Eleanor King (1885-1941), native of Philadelphia. He was secretary-treasurer and general manager of the New Hanover Transit Company, a primary developer of Carolina Beach....
    • 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...
    • Audubon Trolley Station

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    • Constructed to coincide with the development of the suburb Audubon, this is the only surviving passenger shelter of twenty stops on the electric trolley line between Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. The line, owned and operated by the Tide Water...

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