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    • Strange-Simmons House

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    • Rental house built for Florence Rogers Strange (1865-1953), widow of Thomas Wright Strange (1855-1899). Altered to duplex by Byron R. Simmons (1896-1972), interior decorator; and wife, Frances Lewis (1896-1988). For thirty-two years, first floor...
    • John C. Wessell House

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    • Prairie style house built for John Charles Wessell (1877-1960), physician and surgeon; and wife, Isabelle Struthers (1883-1962), native of Columbus County. The New Hanover County tuberculosis hospital was named in his honor for his long service in...
    • 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...
    • Mosley House

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    • Some interior framing and architectural features survive from early structure built for William Mosley (1812-1895), businessman; and wife, Margaret Mills (1824-1870s). Enlarged and altered in Queen Anne style when inherited by Levi McKoy Mosley...
    • 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...
    • The Spinster's Club

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    • The Spinster's Club, 1958. From left to right: Harlene Vance (1939- ), Eleanor Colucci (1938- ), Betsy Burney, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Jewett. Spinster clubs were popular in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. It was a way for young women to get...
    • J. Lowell White House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built for Joseph Lowell White (1880-1947), native of Burlington, Iowa, Superintendent of Transportation, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and wife, Ola Rogers, native of Texas. Purchased in 1957 by William Osler Humphrey...
    • Meares Harriss House

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    • Prairie style house built for Meares Harriss, Sr. (1884-1941); and wife, Fanny Hines Johnson (1878-1931). He was owner of Harriss Typewriting & Advertising Co., real estate broker and charter member of the Wilmington Rotary Club. Second wife, Laura...
    • John H. McRae

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    • Portrait of John H. McRae John McRae (1806-1883) was a Wilmington Town Commissioner as well as the Magistrate of Police in Wilmington, NC from 1847 through 1855. In 1855, the name of the head of the town government changed from Magistrate to...
    • Woody and Emily Beddoes

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    • Woody and Emily Beddoes on their wedding day at Lebanon Chapel in Airlie Gardens. Woody Kell Beddoes (1950- ) was married to Emily Long Beddoes (1957- ) at Lebanon Chapel on the grounds of Airlie Gardens in December of 1990. Lebanon Chapel was...
    • New Hanover High School

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    • Newclassical Revival style school opened in 1922 with an enrollment of 840 students, the largest in North Carolina. Leslie N. Boney, architect, designed the wings, 1930; the Princess Street gymnasium, 1940; and Brogden Hall, 1954. Notable students...
    • W. Houston Moore House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for William Houston Moore (1880-1948), native of Warsaw, NC, physician; and wife, Ida Gallagher (1911-1960), native of Danville, PA. He was a member of the New Hanover Medical Society and the first chairman...
    • Captain John Harper House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Captain John W. Harper (1856-1917); and his bride, Ella C. Strupe (1878-1945). He was the owner of Wilmington and Southport Steamboat Company which operated the steamers Wilmington and Sylvan Grove. An...
    • Bertha Barlow

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    • Studio portrait of Bertha Barlow. Bertha Barlow (1882?-1922) is listed as a weaver in the 1897 Wilmington City Directory, living at 708 S. 5th Street with her mother. She married a Mr. Goskell and moved to Charlotte, NC, where she died of...
    • New Hanover County Courthouse

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    • Queen Anne style courthouse built as seat of government for New Hanover County at a cost of $72,000. Cornerstone laid on April 20, 1891. Superior Court first met here on April 17, 1893. Renovation begun in 1986; rededicated 1988.
    • Mary Margaret Nettles Corbett

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    • Photograph tentatively identified as Mary Margaret Nettles Corbett. Mary Margaret Nettles Corbett (1854-1941) was born in Timmonsville, SC. She was the wife of William Fisher Corbett, and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
    • 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...
    • Louis J. Poisson House

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    • Late Italianate style house built for Louis J. Poisson (1860-1891), real estate broker; and wife, Mary Allen (1866-1960), native of Brockville, Ontario, Canada. From 1905 to 1916, the home of Brooke Gwathmey Empie, attorney, state senator and...
    • Tommie Mable Price

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    • New Hanover High School ROTC Ball, held at the high school. Tommie Mable Price Wells (1950- ) was born to Catherine Rabon and Louis Price. She has been employed for many years at the New Hanover County Public Library in the technical services...

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