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    • Bridgers-Fulenwider House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Burke Haywood Bridgers (1881-1972), attorney; and wife, Helen Strange (1888-1953). At the time of death he was the oldest member of the Cape Fear Country Club where he designed the original 18 hole...
    • Burgwin-Wright House

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    • Georgian style house built on foundation of abandoned jail for John Burgwin (1731-1803), merchant and lawyer, Clerk of Court in Bladen and New Hanover counties, Clerk of NC Provincial Assembly, Secretary to Royal Governor Dobbs and Treasurer of...
    • Wright-Murphy House

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    • Federal - Greek Revival style house built for William Augustus Wright (1807-1878), lawyer, General Attorney for Wilmington and Weldon Railroad and President of the Bank of Cape Fear; and wife, Eliza Ann Hill (1813-1895). From 1846 to 1889, the...
    • Zebulon Latimer House

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    • Italianate style house built for Zebulon Latimer (1810-1881), native of Glastonbury, Connecticut, commission merchant; and wife, Elizabeth Savage (1819-1904). Remained in family until 1963 when purchased by the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society,...
    • James W. Craig House

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    • Queen Anne style house built by James William Craig (1840-1914), Cape Fear River pilot and first pastor of Trinity Methodist Church; property willed to daughter, Grace Craig Branch (1888-1949).
    • Watts-Eason House

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    • Bungalow built as rental property for Sarah Catherine Davis (1870-1961). Purchased in 1934 by Benjamin C. Watts (1903-1989), pipefitter for Cape Fear Shipbuilding Terminal; and wife, Annie Laura Shipp (1905-1981). Remained in family for...
    • Charlie Waddell

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    • Charlie Waddell, possible photo for star news article on running for school board. Charlie Roy Waddell (1923-2012) was an active community volunteer and educator in New Hanover County for many years. He graduated from Williston High School in...
    • Ofiesh-Compos Building

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    • Commercial building constructed for George Ofiesh (1897-1929), native of Mouhaidee, Lebanon, dry goods merchant; and wife, Emily E. (1907-1997). Purchased in 1943 by Alex J. Compos (1908-1965), and wife, Polly Galanoudis (d. 1993), natives of...
    • Howard Lisk, Sr.

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    • Howard Lisk, Sr. Howard Herley Lisk Sr. (1926- ) won the Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournment in 1990 with a 436.5 pound Blue Marlin. He received $20,000 as his prize. The Cape Fear Marlin Tournament is currently in its 40th year. Howard Lisk...
    • Orton Plantation

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    • The original one-and-one-half story plantation house was built for "King" Roger Moore (1694-1751), native of Goose Creek, SC and first permenant settler in the Lower Cape Fear region. Fredrick Jones Hill (1792-1861), physician, planter, and NC...
    • Huggins House

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    • Shingle style house built for Frank Linwood Huggins (1867-1952),chemist and superintendent of Cape Fear Chemical Company; and wife, Kate Theodosia Cantwell (1872-1950). Remained in family until 1955.
    • 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...
    • Latimer House

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    • Italianate style house built for Zebulon Latimer (1810-1881), native of Glastonbury, Connecticut, commission merchant; and wife, Elizabeth Savage (1819-1904). Remained in family unitl 1963 when purchased by the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society,...
    • Latimer Slave Quarters

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    • Eleven enslaved people were housed here and in another attached building that was formerly the workshop of R.B. and J.C. Wood, brick masons. After Emancipation, house servants lived here until about 1920. From 1976 to 1979, the building was...
    • Lazarus-Hill-Divine House

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    • Federal style house built for Aaron Lazarus (1777-1841), wealthy merchant and influential citizen. Purchased 1854 by Frederick J. Hill (1792-1861), physician, planter, and NC senator. Remodeled in Greek Revival and Italianate styles with entrance...
    • Hotel Cape Fear

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    • Neoclassical Revival hotel, typical of many hostelries built during boom period of automobile and rail travel in America following World War I. Amenities included spacious lobby, ladies’ parlor, ballroom, dining room, coffee shop and barber shop,...
    • Frederick J. Lord House

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    • Built in the Italianate style as rental property for Frederick J. Lord (1803-1890), proprietor of Cape Fear Machine Works and Spanish vice-consul. Neoclassical Revival changes (brick veneer and porch) made by James Crocket Williams (1885-1943),...

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