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    • Jaffe House

    • Tudor Revival style house built for Harry Jaffe (1887-1962), native of Leeds, England; and wife, Dora Wolff (1897-1973), native of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, proprietors of Castle Street Furniture Company. Mirror image cottage design attributed...
    • Stein House

    • Tudor Revival style house built for Harry J. Stein (1900-1990), native of London, England, draftsman and engineer with Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and wife Minnie Jaffe (1910-2001), native of Newcastle, England, manager of Castle Street Furniture...
    • Joy Welch

    • Carolina Beach (N.C.); Police dispatchers; Oxfordshire (England)
    • Joy Welch working as a dispatcher at the Carolina Beach Police Department. Joy Welch (1947- ) worked as a police dispatcher at the Carolina Beach Police Department in late 1980s. She was originally from Oxfordshire, England, but moved to Carolina...
    • Platt-Sutherland House

    • Craftsman style bungalow built for Robert C. Platt (1870-1953), retail clothing merchant and clerk in city auditor's office; and wife Robbie Sutton (1881-1966), native of Burgaw. Purchased in 1961 by William Owen Sheppard Sutherland (1890-1969),...
    • Alfred Harding Yopp

    • Pianist; Music Stores
    • Portrait of Alfred Harding Yopp. Alfred Harding Yopp (1876-1973) was born in Wilmington, NC, a direct descendent of Lord William Howard of the "Western Marshes." He was educated in the public schools of Wilmington and then moved to Boston, MA...
    • South Front Street - 400 block.

    • S. Front Street
    • The west side of the 400 block of South Front Street (Block 99) contains from left the Thomas H. Smith House (No. 420), the Meares-Bridgers-Kerchner House(No. 416), the Forshee-Sprunt House (No. 410) and the Governor Dudley Mansion (No. 400). The...
    • Collins-Jones House

    • Dutch Colonial style house built for Walter May Collins (1869-1945), native of Lincolnshire, England, farmer; and wife, Wilella James (1875-1961), native of Pender County. Purchased in 1946 by Willie Avant Jones, Sr. (1895-1976), native of...
    • Cumming-Quelch-Baker House

    • Queen Anne style cottage built as investment property for Preston Cumming (1843-1914), saw and planing mill owner. Purchased in 1910 by John Peele Quelch (1871-1918), native of Durham, England, officer of Chadbourn Lumber Co.; and wife, Mary Ganzer...
    • Nathaniel Jacobi

    • Hardware stores; Jews--History; Immigrants; Businessmen
    • Photograph of Nathanial Jacobi. Nathaniel Jacobi was born in 1828 in London, England, and his family immigrated to the United States in 1832. Jacobi discovered Wilmington, NC through a military mission during the Civil War and after the war he...
    • Harry Zachary Holmes

    • Lawyers
    • Portrait of Harry Zachary Holmes. Harry Zachary Holmes (1901-?) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended both Wake Forest College and Columbia University, receiving two separate Bachelor of Laws degrees. Holmes then attended the University of...
    • Bellamy-Evanson House

    • Late Greek Revival style cottage built as investment property for Harriet Harlee Bellamy (1846-1924), native of Marion, SC, wife of Marsden Bellamy (1843-1909), attorney. Purchased in 1935 by Rebecca Wolff Evenson (1896-1969), native of England;...
    • Waterfront - Cape Fear River - Wilmington.

    • Waterfront, Cape Fear River, Point Peter, Tobacco, Freighter, Northwest Cape Fear Bridge, Bridges
    • A freighter, taking on a cargo of tobacco for England, is tied up to a wharf on the river. At left in the background is the Northwest Cape Fear River Bridge and Point Peter.
    • Cape Fear River.

    • Cape Fear River, Eagles Island, Point Peter, Steamer
    • A steamer is in the river in front of Eagles Island. Point Peter is in the background. The Native Americans called the river, "Sapona," which is formed by the junction of the Haw and Deep Rivers in Chatham County, NC, and flows southeasterly...
    • Thomas Smith House

    • Italianate style house built by Thomas H. Smith (1833-1887), grocer, native of England. Bought in 1892 by Rachel Letchfield Gore (1833-1914). Her son Albert Gore (1858-1895), merchant; and wife, Bessie Ledford (1865-1934), lived here. Bessie, who...
    • George Everard Kidder

    • Cement Products Company; City council members; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.
    • Portrait of George Everard Kidder. George Everard Kidder (1887-1940) was born in Wilmington, NC, the son of George W. Kidder. He was educated at Cape Fear Academy and St. Paul's preparatory school in Connecticut before attending the University of...
    • Sutton-Howey House

    • Built by Martha Moore Sutton (1764-1838), native of Greenwich, England, and widow of Ephriam Sutton, (1768-1819). Devised by Mrs. Sutton in 1838 to her granddaughter Martha Ann Hedrick (sister of Col. John J. Hedrick, C.S.A.), subject to lifetime...


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