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    • Chadbourn House

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    • Built by James H. Chadbourn for his daughter, Frances Chadbourn, who married Dr. Jack Stanley, dentist. Robert Ruark (1915-1965), newspaper journalist and novelist, spent part of his childhood here.
    • 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...
    • Wright-Murchison House

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    • Italianate style house owned by Lucy Wright Murchison Giles (1850-1913); later owned by her daughter, Lucile Wright Murchison (1880-1968); became residence of Dr. and Mrs. David R. Murchison in 1927.
    • Harriss House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Andrew Howell Harriss (1872-1956), physician and surgeon; and wife, Mary Bolles (1875-1967), native of Southport, NC. Dr. Harriss served in the Spanish American and First World Wars. Two-story porch added in...
    • J.O. Hinton House

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    • Neo-Classical Revival style house built as investment property for James Oscar Hinton (1873-1952), manager of City Laundry; and wife, Estelle Shepherd (1875-1960). The second story was added in the late 1920s during the ownership of the Rev....
    • Mitchell-Anderson House

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    • Oldest surviving structure in Wilmington, Georgian style house built for Edward Mitchell (c. 1744), native of Charleston, SC, carpenter and planter. Purchased in 1828 by Thomas F. Davis (1778-1846), clerk of New Hanover County Court. Inherited in...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Mount Lebanon Chapel

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    • Greek Revival style church built for St. James Episcopal Parish on land owned by Dr. Thomas H. Wright (1800-1861). In 1912, Gothic style elements added by Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) on the occasion of the marriage of daughter Sadie Green Jones...
    • Jean Gerome Prosper Formy-Duval

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    • Portrait of Dr. Jean Gerome Prosper Formy-Duval. Dr. Jean Gerome Prosper Formy-Duval (c1755-1821) was born in France and died in Columbus County, NC. He was a French medical doctor who fled the French Revolution to the West Indies, and later to...
    • Wiggins House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as investment property for siblings Octavius Augustus Wiggins (1879-1934), foreman for Hilton Lumber Company; Elizabeth Wiggins Price (1873-1965), wife of Dr. Richard Jones Price; Mary Wiggins Davis (1882-1959), wife of...
    • Bellamy Mansion Negro House

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    • Italianate style dependency built to house as many as nine slaves of Dr. John D. Bellamy, and wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss. After the Civil War, servants lived here. A rare example of an intact urban slave quarters, the outbuilding includes...
    • Rev. Dr. A. J. Wilson

    • A. M. E. Church
    • Copy of a black and white newspaper photograph of the Rev. Dr. A.J. Wilson. Rev. Dr. Allen Jeffrey Wilson (1870-?) was the pastor of several A.M.E. churches throughout North Carolina, including Wilmington's St. Stephen A.M.E. from 1913-1917. ...
    • Beverly Skinner

    • Actresses
    • Photograph of Beverly Skinner at the Gala Opening of "Isabella," a musical by Dr. R. V. Fulk of Wilmington, NC. Beverly Skinner (1944- ) is a Wilmington local who was a Story Lady for the Growing Readers Project in the late 1990s-early 2000s. The...
    • James Benson Dudley

    • African American educators; African American newspaper editors; African American freemasonry; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • Studio portrait of James Dudley. James Benson Dudley (1859-1925)was born in Wilmington, NC, to John Bishop and Annie Hatch Dudley, who were slaves of Edward B. Dudley, Governor of North Carolina. He majored in elementary education at Shaw...
    • 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...

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