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    • 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...
    • Michael Hooper House

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    • House built for Michael Hooper (1830-1877), lamplighter and drayman; and wife, Julia A. (1841-1906). He was founder of Wilmington's Emancipation Day Celebration in 1874. The Structure was altered to Neoclassical Revival style in c. 1902 when...
    • Sternberger-Small House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built by Solomon Sternberger (1870-1945), dry goods merchant, for son, Julius Earl "Jinx" Sternberger (1897-1966), World War I veteran, realtor, director of Carolina Savings & Loan; and wife, Sadibel Simon (1904-1983),...
    • Woolvin-Warren House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for James Franklyn Woolvin (1860-1922), native of Snow Hill, NC, funeral director; and wife, Kate Cooper (1860-1895), native of Kenansville, NC. Purchased in 1896 by Archie Guthrie Warren (1861-1940), native of...
    • Yopp House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built for Walter E. Yopp (1860-1933), funeral director; and wife, Emma H. Donnelly (1872-1955). He was a Wilmington city alderman for fifteen years, a New Hanover County commissioner for twenty years and a trustee of...
    • Bellamy - Baggett House

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    • Spanish Colonial Revival style house built for Emmett Hargrove Bellamy (1891-1952), attorney and state senator; and wife, Lillian Frances Maxwell (1899-1987), native or Rhode Island. Purchased in 1962 by Dallie Durwood Baggett ( 1922 - ), native...
    • Dr. Avant House & Office

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    • Colonial Revival style house and office built for Frank W. Avant (1876-1973), physician, native of Southport; and wife, Florence L. Nichols (1887-1962), native of Newark, NJ. He was a founder of Community Hospital, president of the New Hanover...
    • Gillette House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style bungalow, built for George William Gillette (1888-1971); and wife, Pearl Marine (1891-1945), both natives of Marine, Onslow County. Gillettewas the electrical engineer with Tide Water Power Co., World War I and World War...
    • Vance Alley

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    • Named for Samuel Vance (d. 1805), merchant, who owned the property on the south side of the alley. His widow, Mary Walker (1768-1820), operated a boarding house here, "a mecca for young immigrants from the North." Inherited by daughter, Jane...
    • Jonathan Noffke

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    • Photograph of Jonathan Noffke looking at an architectural rendering of the Bellamy Mansion. Jonathan Noffke (1965- ) was the first Executive Director at the Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts. He went on to work for more than 25...
    • Gene Motley

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    • Gene Motley serving as guest speaker at the Sunny Point Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, 597th U.S. Army Transportation Terminal Southport, NC. Gene Motley was the Sports Director at WWAY-TV3 in Wilmington, NC. He worked at the station...
    • Moore-Davis House

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    • Built as rental property for James Henry Moore (1846-1927), farmer and native of Pender County. Purchased in 1970 by French Isadore Davis, Jr. (1916-1980), funeral director and community leader; and wife, Bennye Louise Newell (1923-2010), native of...
    • Bradley-Latimer Summer House

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    • Greek Revival style house built for Richard Bradley, Jr. (1811-1892), first commodore of the Carolina Yacht Club and partner in a Savannah lumber mill; and wife, Sarah Jane Williams (1815-1898). Purchased in 1855 by Zebulon Latimer (1810-1881),...
    • 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...
    • Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr.

    • African Americans--History; Carpenters; African American business enterprises; Freedmen's schools and textbooks
    • Copy of a photograph of Frederick C. Sadgwar, Sr. used in a newspaper story honoring him at the Cape Fear Museum. Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr. (1843-1925) was a local carpenter who did much to promote African American businesses in Wilmington,...
    • James Linton Allegood

    • Allegood, James Linton, 1897-1991; Wilmington star-news (Wilmington, N.C)
    • Christmas card for Jimmy Allegood. James L. Allegood (1897-1991) was the advertising director of the Wilmington Morning Star newspaper for 41 years, starting in 1927.
    • Boney Family Architects

    • Architects--North Carolina-- Biography
    • Family photograph of the Boneys. From right to left: Leslie Norwood Boney, Sr., Leslie Boney, Jr., William Joseph Boney, Charles Hussey Boney, Paul Boney in front. Leslie Norwood Boney (1880-1964) was a well-known and respected architect in...
    • Frederick Hart Fechtig

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; Purchasing agents; Oakdale Cemetery (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Portrait of Frederick Hart Fechtig. Frederick Hart Fechtig (1865-1951) was born in Hagerstown, MD. He began his career with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company in 1881, and over the course of his career, he became its Purchasing Agent....
    • John Jay Burney

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; Lawyers
    • Portrait of John Jay Burney. John Jay Burney (1896-1955) was born in Bladen County, NC. He moved to Wilmington, NC in 1914 to accept a position as clerk in the accounting department of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company. Burney enlisted in...

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