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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...
    • McGowan House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for William Andrew McGowan (1867-1948), president-treasurer of the Brunswick Bridge and Ferry Company and Justice of the Peace; and wife, Maude A. Kelly (1869-1960), native of Bladen County.
    • Peterson & Rulfs Building

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    • Neoclassical Revival style building constructed for Peterson & Rulfs Shoe Company. Williama Canover Peterson (1861-1940), native of Duplin County, and John Frederick Rulfs, Jr. (1869-1953), retired from their shoe business in 1929. Building...
    • Tide Water Power Company Employees

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    • Tide Water Power Company Mechanics and Linemen in Wilmington, NC, standing in front of a trolley. The Tide Water Power Company, now part of Progress Energy, has been around as a company since at least the 1890s under one name or another. It...
    • Joseph Loughlin House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Joseph J. Loughlin (1881-1918); and wife, Eleanor King (1885-1941). He was Secretary/Treasurer of New Hanover Transit Company, a primary developer of Carolina Beach. An infantry captain, he was killed in France...
    • Manning-Toon House

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    • Built by Edward W. Manning, Commander of Steamer General Howard, as his residence. In 1872 sold for residence to Benjamin J. Cobb, M.D., who had office in separate building in northwest corner of front yard. Purchased in 1880 by William Pinckney...
    • Seigler-Underwood Building

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    • Commercial structure built for Samuel Seigler (1884-1952), native of South Carolina, realtor. Purchased for rental property in 1923 by Ural Alexander Underwood (1873-1948), general contractor. Variously occupied by groceries, confectionaries, and...
    • Hanover Seaside Club

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    • Hanover Seaside Club members standing in front of their new clubhouse on Wrightsville Beach, NC. In 1897 in order to promote beach property and increase river passenger service, the New Hanover Transit Company offered ocean front lots in...
    • Wessel-Harper House

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    • Built by Jacob Wessel (1814-1887). Later owned by Captain James Thomas Harper, 1895. Inherited by son, Charles T. Harper, M.D (1904-1913), also his daughter Mary Harper Darby (1913-1957). Preserved by the Housing Authority of the City of Wilmington...
    • 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...
    • Fonvielle-Currin House

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    • Four-square house with Flemish bond brickwork built for Ernest LeRoy Fonvielle (1883-1973), Atlantic Coast Line Railroad yardmaster; and wife, Wirtae Glasgow (1887-1983). Purchased in 1941 by Garland S. Currin (1902-1963), owner of Currin Wholesale...
    • 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),...
    • Gwyer-Walker House

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    • William A. Gwyer, Esquire, built rear portion of house in the late 1860s. Front section of house built by James Walker, contractor and builder. This property was once owned by Marmaduke
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Governor Dudley Mansion

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    • Built by Edward B. Dudley (1789-1855), rice planter, president of Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad Company and governor (1836-1841), first elected by popular vote. Purchased in 1885 by J. Pembroke Jones (1858-1919), capitalist; and wife, Sarah W....
    • Morse-Willard-Rhodes House

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    • Front section of house built on adjacent lot by Christopher C. Morse (1824-1891), grocer. Moved and enlarged in Queen Anne style for Martin Stevenson Willard (1858-1933), insurance agent and president of Willard Bag and Manufacturing Company. ...
    • Betty Kenan Price House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built as rental property for Bettie Kenan Price (1843-1923), teacher. The front portion of the house was added to an older rear portion which Miss Price had removed from her dwelling at 125 South Fifth Avenue.
    • 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...

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