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    • Fowler-Pastis House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as rental property for John J. Fowler (1851-1915) civil servant and mayor; and wife, Lula Heiser, native of Sumter, SC. Purchased in 1948 by John B. Pastis (1909-1997), native of the Island of Icaria, Greece, owner and...
    • Baptist Hill House

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    • A Baptist meeting house occupied this site as early as 1825. Front Street Baptist Church was constructed here in 1837 and served the congregation until 1866. Converted to residence when sold to John F. Stolter (1840-1903) and John M. Bremer...
    • Brown-Lord House

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    • Basement timbers indicate house was here prior to the American Revolution. Robert Wells purchased this property in 1773. John Brown married Annabella Wells and lived here for many years. Property inherited by Columbia Brown Lord in 1857. Remained...
    • John D. Bellamy Building

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    • Commercial building constructed as rental property for John D. Bellamy, Jr. (1854-1942), attorney and U.S. congressman; and wife, Emma May Hargrove (1857-1944), native of Hibernia Plantation, Granville County, NC. Remained in family for forty-five...
    • Robert R. Bellamy Building

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    • Commercial structure built as rental property for Robert R. Bellamy (1861-1926), owner of wholesale drug business and officer of Delgado Cotton Mills. Originally constructed as a boot and shoe store; later occupied by clothing stores and jewelers....
    • Bradley-Miller Building

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    • Store and residence built for James A. Bradley (1814-1894), merchant, as rental property. Tenants included restaurants, furniture stores, a confectionery, a cigar factory and others. Purchased in 1941 by Israel Miller (1878-1942), clothier....
    • Harper-Hundley House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as investment property for John Allan Taylor (1862-1957), wholesale grocer. Purchased in 1905 by Capt. James Thomas Harper (1843-1915), operator of a tow boat business between Wilmington and Southport and part-owner of...
    • Daggett-Taylor House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Eliza Whitehead Daggett (1846-1907), widow of William T. Daggett (1832-1893), partner in firm of Hancock & Daggett, paint and oil dealers. Purchased in 1911 by Edgar Taylor (1858-1922), wholesale fish dealer; and...
    • A. David Building

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    • Italianate style commercial structure built for Abram David (1844-1914), native of Gimsheim, Germany, dry goods merchant specializing in mens clothing. From 1909 to 1958 operated as various mens shops. Facades restored in 1983.
    • U.S. Post Office & Federal Building

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    • Construction of the Colonial Revival style federal building provided employment during the Great Depression. W.P.A. artist, William F. Pfohl, painted the mural inside the lobby and W.P.A. sculptor, Thomas Lo Medico, created the eight bas reliefs...
    • Barker-O'Connor House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as investment property for E. Gerry Barker (1850-1933), native of Onondaga County, NY, commission merchant; and wife, Alice M. Schonwald (1850-1932). Purchased in 1904 by Major Daniel O'Connor (1834-1925); and wife,...
    • Benson House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built for Ernest Stuart Benson, Sr. (1897-1961); and wife, Lena Craig (1894-1974). He was a pharmacist and owner of Southside Drug Store, a neighborhood landmark at Front and Castle.
    • Dudley-Chadbourn

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    • Italianate style house built for Christopher Haywood Dudley, son of Governor Edward B. Dudley. Purchased in 1871 by George Chadbourn, lumber mill owner. Remained in family until 1942.
    • Ofiesh-Plisco Building

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    • Duplex stores and apartments built for George Ofiesh (1897-1929), native of Mouhaidee, Lebanon, confectioner; and wife, Emily E. (1907-1997) of Altoona, PA. Leo O. Plisco (1916- ) of Kinston, NC; and wife, Florence Snyderman (1920- ) of...
    • Forshee-Sprunt House

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    • Italianate style house built for James M. Forshee, native of Philadelphia and partner in Kenan & Forshee, commission merchants; and wife, Sallie M. Extensively remodeled in 1920 by J. Laurence Sprunt (1866 - 1973), cotton broker; and wife, Annie...
    • Rheinstein-Green Building

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    • Originally a four-story Romanesque Revival style building constructed for Fredrick Rheinstein (1841-1899), native of Bavaria, wholesale dry goods merchant. The street facade was altered in the Art Moderne style in 1940 when the building was leased...
    • George R. French & Sons Building

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    • Wilmingtons first iron-front and steel-frame structure, built for George Reade French (1802-1889), native of Massachusetts, boot and shoe merchant. George R. French & Sons, established in 1822, was continued by William A. French (1835-1907) and...

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