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    • Weedon House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Lindsay A. Weedon (1864-1936), native of Guilford County, NC; and wife, Nellie (1864-1935), native of New York State. He owned a factory, located on the waterfront between Church and Castle streets that...
    • Legion Stadium

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    • Sports arena built as a jobs-creation project by the by the federal Works Progress Administration on land donated to New Hanover County by American Legion Post 10. They also gave $27,000 toward the $237,000 construction cost. It has been renovated...
    • 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...
    • Bagg House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Horace Alexander Bagg (1825-1910), native of Gilbertsville, NY; and wife, Julia E. Robitsch (1838-1885), native of Long Creek, Pender County, NC. He was a naval stores inspector and served as city treasurer and...
    • Durham-Davis House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for James H. Durham (1849-1922), native of Wayne County, NC, dentist; and wife, Nellie Alston (1857-1884), native of Pittsboro, NC. Purchased in 1923 by Charles B. Davis (1877-1959), clerk with the Atlantic Coast Line...
    • James H. McKoy

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    • James H. McKoy James Hassel McKoy (1901-1964) was born in Wilmington and attended local schools. He was the producer/director of Paramount' s musical dramatic units in New York City, and achieved an international reputation for his staging of...
    • Everett-Bissinger House

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    • Greek Revival style house built for Ann Thomson Everett (1819-1895), wife of Amariah B. Everett (1811-1857), planter, natives of Onslow County. Renovated to Italianate style durig ownership of son, John Alfred Everett (1839-1915), Confederate...
    • McGowan House

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    • 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.
    • Evans-Mercer-Tusch House

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    • Originally a one-story cottage built for Henry C. Evans (1832-1896), native of Brunswick County. Enlarged to two-stories in 1906 by nephew, John Bascom Mercer (1855-1913), of the shoe firm Mercer & Evans; and wife, May Lilly (1869-1935), native of...
    • John Bright Hill House

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    • Tudor style house built for Col. Walker Taylor as wedding present for his daughter, Katherine Grandison Taylor (1901-1991); and finance, Col. John Bright Hill (1897-1984). A native of Warsaw, Duplin County, he was an attorney and veteran of World...
    • Woolvin House

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    • Italianate style house built for Joel W. Woolvin (1830-1889), cabinet maker and undertaker, Confederate veteran; and wife, Mary Ann Pridgen (1827-1909), native of Duplin County. Purchased in 1919 by Clifton B. Vann (1881-1927), native of Columbus...
    • 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...
    • Evans-Moore House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as rental property for Allen E. Evans (1833-1882), grocer, barber and leader of the Rose Bud Brass Band; and wife, Charlotte Jackson (1838-1888). Purchased and remodeled in 1918 by E. Clayton Moore (1877-1940), native...
    • 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...
    • William Edgar Perdew

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    • Newspaper clipping of photograph. William (Bill) Edgar Perdew (1919-2013) was born in Wilmington, NC, and was a lifelong resident. He was married to Margaret (Peggy) Moore in 1962. During World War II, he servied in the U.S. Army Air Corps and...
    • Major James Reilly House

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    • Greek Revival style house built as investment property for William A. Wright (1807-1878), lawyer. Additions made in 1850 when purchased by Alexander McLennan (1820-1856), store clerk and native of Montgomery County. From 1874 to 1883 residence of...
    • Wilder-Bulluck House

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    • Italianate style house built for Liet. Jesse Wilder (1834-1914), native of Onslow County, turpentine manufacturer, naval stores merchant, and Confederate veteran; and wife, Fannie D. Ellis (1842-1882). In 1897, purchased by David W. Bulluck...
    • Atkinson-Stevenson House

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    • Italianate style house built for John Wilder Atkinson (1830-1910), native of Lunenburg County, VA, Confederate veteran, insurance agent and New Hanover County commissioner; and wife Eliza Bland Mayo (1832-1880). Enlarged when purchased in 1895 by...
    • Tide Water Power Company Employees

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    • Tide Water Power Company Mechanics and Linemen in Wilmington, NC, standing in front of a trolley. The Tide Water Power Company, now part of Progress Energy, has been around as a company since at least the 1890s under one name or another. It...

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