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    • A.M. Wilson House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built as residence for Captain Alexander M. Wilson, Sr. (1851-1914); and wife, Ellen Nora Piver (1857-1911). At age 12, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and was engaged in the battle of Fort Fisher. He later became a...
    • 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,...
    • Charles W. Worth House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Charles W. Worth (1861-1930), President of The Worth Company, wholesale grocers, Cape Fear Machine Works, and Secretary-treasurer of Wilmington Terminal Warehouses; and wife, Emma Walker (1866-1956), native of...
    • Worth-Madden House

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    • Built for David Gaston Worth (1831-1897), owner of Worth & Worth, commission merchants. House was rented until acquired in 1871 by James Madden (1830-1908), steamboat agent for Cape Fear Steamboat Company; and wife, Margaret (1839-1907), both...
    • 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...
    • Henry Russell Savage House

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    • Italianate style house built for Henry Russell Savage (1799-1861), native of Connecticut, Cashier of Bank of Cape Fear. Residence of the Bacon family from 1881 to1891. Henry Bacon was engineer of The Rocks, the construction that closed New Inlet,...
    • 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...
    • Temple of Israel

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    • Moorish Revival style synagogue built for German Jewish Reform congregation that was organized in 1872. it is the oldest synagogue in North Carolina and one of the few in the United States still housed in its original nineteenth century building.
    • James Edward Lee Wade

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    • J. E. L. Wade (Hi Buddy) at Greenfield Lake, the area which he helped promote into a public park. James Edward Lee Wade(1889-1980) was a legendary Wilmington politician, serving as Mayor twice, on the City Council 36 years, on the State...
    • Strausz House

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    • Italianate style house built by Alexander Strausz (born c. 1849), native of Hungary, partner in Cape Fear Building Co.; and wife, Annie Young (1837-1889). Purchased in 1876 by Rudolph E. Heide (1832-1895), commission merchant and vice-consul for...
    • CSX Tanker Derailment

    • Accidents, hazardous materials, New Hanover County, NC
    • Sas, Inc., Csx Transportation Inc. and the New Hanover County officials along with the S. Wilmington Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to a tanker derailment near the SAS business on HWY 421 N. The accident happened late morning. The tankers were...
    • Robert Smith Jervay

    • African American Newspapers
    • Robert Smith Jervay Robert Smith Jervay (1873-1941) was born in Summerville, S.C. He moved his family to Wilmington in 1911 for the better educational opportunities, and started a printing business called Jervay Printing. In 1927 his son Henry...
    • Mary Alice Jervay

    • African American Newspapers; African American women; African American--history
    • Photograph of Mary Alice Jervay. Mary Alice McNeill Jervay (1874-1948) was the wife of Robert Smith Jervay, who started a Wilmington weekly newspaper for African American readers in 1927 called "The Cape Fear Journal." She was originally a...
    • Hubert Eaton, Sr.

    • African American Physicians; Eaton, Hubert A. (Hubert Arthur), 1916-1991; African American tennis players; Segregation
    • Studio Portrait of Hubert Eaton, Sr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr. (1916-1991) was born in Fayetteville, NC. He received his Bachelor of Science from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte NC in 1937, and went on to the University of Michigan, where he...
    • Irene Smalls

    • African American women; African American Authors; Children's authors; Jonkonnu (Festival)
    • Irene Smalls leading a music program for her book at the Main Library. Irene Smalls (1950- ) is an award-winning children's author. Her book "Irene Jennie and the Christmas Masquerade" describes an old holiday custom celebrated along the Cape...
    • 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,...
    • Rev. Aaron Moore and Anna Briggs Moore

    • African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Cape Fear Conference
    • Newspaper clipping of photograph of Aaron Moore and wife, Anna Moore. Reverend Aaron Moore (1918- ) was born in the Old Town Community of Brunswick County and was married to Anna Briggs Moore. At the United Christian College in Goldboro, NC, he...
    • Edgar William Gaither

    • Agricultural extension work; Chemists
    • Portrait of Edgar William Gaither. Edgar William Gaither (1879-1961) was born in Davie County, NC. He graduated from North Carolina State College in 1904, and worked as a chemist for a number of different companies. In 1919, Gaither became the...
    • American Women's Business Association, Cape Fear Chapter

    • American Women's Business Association, Cape Fear Chapter, Pelligrino Properties, United Carolina Bank
    • Micki Weisner of Pellegrino Properties (right) sprints to the finish line during the American Business Association Strut. Nine 5-member teams competed in the walking relay race throughout downtown Wilmington Wed. afternoon to raise money for their...

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