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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...
    • Walker House

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    • Built by James Walker (1826-1901), a native of Scotland, architect, contractor and builder, who built the old James Walker Hospital and donated it to the city. He also worked on one of the wings of the Capitol building and the old Smithsonian...
    • 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...
    • Michael Hooper House

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    • House built for Michael Hooper (1830-1877), lamplighter and drayman; and wife, Julia A. (1841-1906). He was founder of Wilmington's Emancipation Day Celebration in 1874. The Structure was altered to Neoclassical Revival style in c. 1902 when...
    • 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...
    • William B. Meares House

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    • Built for the Hon. William Belvedere Meares as family residence. Occupied by Union Troops as Hospital, April 2-July 5, 1865. House was located on southeastern corner of Front and Chestnut streets. Moved here and rebuilt by F. W. Kerchner in 1887.
    • Dr. Avant House & Office

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    • Colonial Revival style house and office built for Frank W. Avant (1876-1973), physician, native of Southport; and wife, Florence L. Nichols (1887-1962), native of Newark, NJ. He was a founder of Community Hospital, president of the New Hanover...
    • Orton Plantation

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    • The original one-and-one-half story plantation house was built for "King" Roger Moore (1694-1751), native of Goose Creek, SC and first permenant settler in the Lower Cape Fear region. Fredrick Jones Hill (1792-1861), physician, planter, and NC...
    • Foster Burnett House

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    • Dutch Colonial Revival style house built for Foster Flavorial Burnett (1894-1945), physician, civic leader, and founder of Community Hospital; and wife, Gladys Eveline Gordon (1901-1928). Inherited by son, Foster Burnett, Jr. (1925- ); daughter,...
    • Rev. Dr. A. J. Wilson

    • A. M. E. Church
    • Copy of a black and white newspaper photograph of the Rev. Dr. A.J. Wilson. Rev. Dr. Allen Jeffrey Wilson (1870-?) was the pastor of several A.M.E. churches throughout North Carolina, including Wilmington's St. Stephen A.M.E. from 1913-1917. ...
    • Amelia R. Martin

    • African American nurses
    • Photograph of Amelia Martin wearing a silver dress and matching hat. Amelia Martin (1940- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. She graduated from Williston Senior High School in 1958 and the Community School of Nursing in 1962. She was the second black...
    • Katherine Howe King

    • African American Nurses; St. Agnes Hospital (Raleigh, N.C.)
    • Katherine Howe King, nurse, with her charge. Katherine Howe King (1882-1948) was the daughter of John Harris Howe (who built many homes in Wilmington, NC) and Abbey Jane Waddell Howe. She went to St Agnes College in Raleigh, NC, one of the most...
    • Dr. Leroy W. Upperman

    • African American physicians
    • Photograph of Dr. Leroy W. Upperman. Dr. Leroy Wenford Upperman (1913-1996) was the first resident physician at the new Community Hospital built in Wilmington, NC in 1939. He entered private practice in Wilmington in 1941, and was very active in...
    • Lendward Simpson, Jr.

    • African American tennis players
    • Lendward Simpson, Jr. speaking at a memorial service for Dr. Hubert Eaton. He is discussing the time he caught a fish hook in his ear and Dr. Eaton treated him. Lendward (Lenny) Simpson, Jr. (1948- ) was born at New Hanover Hospital, and attended...
    • Dr. Robert J. Andrews

    • Andrews family, physicians, medicine
    • Dr. Robert Jackson Andrews (1921-), was born January 21, 1921 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He attended UNC Chapel Hill from 1943-44 and the University of Tennesse, Memphis, in 1946. His parents were Vernon and Edna Hall Andrews and he married...

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