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    • Legion Stadium

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    • Sports arena built as a jobs-creation project by the by the federal Works Progress Administration on land donated to New Hanover County by American Legion Post 10. They also gave $27,000 toward the $237,000 construction cost. It has been renovated...
    • Bagg House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Horace Alexander Bagg (1825-1910), native of Gilbertsville, NY; and wife, Julia E. Robitsch (1838-1885), native of Long Creek, Pender County, NC. He was a naval stores inspector and served as city treasurer and...
    • 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...
    • Woodbury-Hoggard House

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    • Italianate style house built for Daniel Phineas Woodbury (1812-1864), native of New Hampshire, US Army engineer, and Union Major General. Purchased in 1919 by John Thomas Hoggard (1876-1965); and wife, Virginia Hawes (1887-1967). He was a...
    • 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...
    • Eleanor Williams Palmer

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    • Photograph from newspaper clipping of Eleanor Williams Palmer. Eleanor Williams Palmer (1926-2013) was born at James Walker Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, NC, the daughter of Jesse Williams and Ann King Harrell. She was married to L.H. Palmer...
    • William Edgar Perdew

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    • Newspaper clipping of photograph. William (Bill) Edgar Perdew (1919-2013) was born in Wilmington, NC, and was a lifelong resident. He was married to Margaret (Peggy) Moore in 1962. During World War II, he servied in the U.S. Army Air Corps and...
    • Atkinson-Stevenson House

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    • Italianate style house built for John Wilder Atkinson (1830-1910), native of Lunenburg County, VA, Confederate veteran, insurance agent and New Hanover County commissioner; and wife Eliza Bland Mayo (1832-1880). Enlarged when purchased in 1895 by...
    • 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...
    • Loughlin Cottage

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built for Joseph J. Loughlin (1881-1918); and wife, Eleanor King (1885-1941), native of Philadelphia. He was secretary-treasurer and general manager of the New Hanover Transit Company, a primary developer of Carolina Beach....
    • Yopp House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built for Walter E. Yopp (1860-1933), funeral director; and wife, Emma H. Donnelly (1872-1955). He was a Wilmington city alderman for fifteen years, a New Hanover County commissioner for twenty years and a trustee of...
    • McCaig House

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    • Prairie style house built for William Dougal McCaig (1873-1951), native of Shamokin, PA, vice-president of Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and wife, Henrie Walker (1883-1935), native of Brunswick county. Purchased in 1951 by John Charles Wessell,...
    • 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...
    • Robert L Henry

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    • Newspaper clipping of photograph. Robert L. Henry (1939- ) was a loan officer at the North Carolina National Bank in the 1970's, working his way up from the position of a messenger.
    • Karl Davis

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    • Photograph of Karl Davis. Karl Davis (1949-2008) from Albany, NY, worked at WECT, Wilmington, NC, in broadcast sales until he became the General Manager. He served in that position for three years until he was killed in a motorcycle accident in...
    • William Henry Montgomery

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    • Portrait of William Henry Montgomery. William Henry Montgomery (1898-1976) was born in Wilmington. He became associated early on with the Brigade Boys Club in the area and as a Scoutmaster. Montgomery was appointed executive secretary of the...
    • Helen Farrington

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    • Helen Farrington of Winston Salem standing next to a Vietnam War memorial replica on display at the U.S. Army transportation terminal during the July 4 Southport Celebration July 5th, 1999. What is now known as the North Carolina 4th of July...

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