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    • Bridgers-Townes House

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    • One of two identical shingle style houses built as investment property for Eliza Eagles Haywood Bridgers (1857-1932). Purchased in 1919 by William Armistead Townes (1870-1942), attorney for Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and wife, Louise Rutland...
    • North Front Street - 200 block.

    • N. Front Street, Murchison, Chestnut Street
    • Chestnut Street - 100 block - north side The main buildings are (from left) the first floor of the Murchison Building, (built 1913/1914); the Murchison National Bank-Acme Building (1902) and the tall building to the left, the Cape Fear Hotel...
    • Bridgers-Watters House

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    • One of two identical shingle style houses as investment property for Eliza Eagles Haywood Bridgers (1857-1932). Purchased in 1919 by Annie Eloise Dawson Watters (1860-1950), native of Dublin, Ireland. Remained in family for forty-two years.
    • Portrait of Susan Kidder Meares

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    • Portrait of Susan Kidder Meares in a white dress with the caption, “I have come to bring you an Easter Greeting” written on the bottom. Meares (1870-1955) was the daughter of Wilmington resident Walker Meares. She married Theodore P. Lovering...
    • Davis-Warshauer House

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    • Bungalow built as investment property for Dewey Hobson Davis of D.H. Furniture; and wife, Madeline Malbrant Poulifiant, native of France. Purchased in 1938 by Clara Goldstein Warshauer (1895-1991); and husband, Max Warshauer (1880-1949), native of...
    • Wiggins House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as investment property for siblings Octavius Augustus Wiggins (1879-1934), foreman for Hilton Lumber Company; Elizabeth Wiggins Price (1873-1965), wife of Dr. Richard Jones Price; Mary Wiggins Davis (1882-1959), wife of...
    • 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...
    • Cumming-Quelch-Baker House

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    • Queen Anne style cottage built as investment property for Preston Cumming (1843-1914), saw and planing mill owner. Purchased in 1910 by John Peele Quelch (1871-1918), native of Durham, England, officer of Chadbourn Lumber Co.; and wife, Mary Ganzer...
    • Warren Building

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    • Commercial building constructed as investment property by Richard F. Warren (1865-1933), proprietor of Warren's Steam Bakery. Occupied by various businesses including grocery, funeral home, dentist, funiture store, auto repair, gunsmith and...
    • 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,...
    • Fisher House

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    • Bungalow built as investment property for W.P. McGlaughon. Purchased in 1924 by Hervey Taylor Fisher (1883-1931), native of Fayetteville, NC, and auditor for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and wife, Lula Suggs (1885-1968), native of Kinston, NC....
    • Foy-Taylor House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built as investment property for Newton Fisher (1889-1951). Purchased in 1923 by Norwood Leslie Foy (1891-1990), native of Scotts Hill, NC, partner in Foy-Roe & Company, retail clothing; and wife, Elizabeth Southerland...
    • Nathan Cottage

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    • Neoclassical Revival style cottage built as investment property for Aaron A. Nathan (1851-1920), native of columbia, South Carolina; and wife, Jeanette Schloss (1858-1929), native of Warrenton, North Carolina. He was a real estate investor and...
    • Harrison-Norden House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built as investment property for Thomas Wesley Harrison (1878-1955), president of A. D. Brown & Co., dry goods. Purchased in 1939 by Eric Norden (1869-1946), native of Sweden, civil engineer and map maker; and wife,...
    • Finberg-Monds House

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    • Bungalow built as investment property. Residence of Louis B. Finberg (1902-1992), harbor master and vice-president of Heide Warehouse Co.; and wife, Florence Chadwick (1902-1966). Purchased in 1953 by John Monds (1921-1987), inspector with...
    • 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...
    • Louis Goodman House

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    • One of twin Queen Ann style houses built as investment property for brothers William and Bernhard Goodman, merchants, natives of Bavaria. In 1933, inherited by nephew Louis Goodman (1882-1959), attorney, native of Otterhausen, Germany; and wife,...
    • French-Shrier Building

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    • Built for William A. French (1835-1907) as investment property and leased to various merchants including tailors, clothiers and stationers. Purchased in 1914 by Isaac Shrier (1841-1920), clothier, native of Bavaria, who renovated the building in...
    • Evans House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as investment property for Annie C. Evans (1868-1928); and husband, Daniel W. Evans (1864-1899), attorney, barber and Master of New Light Masonic Lodge. Purchased in 1918 by Francis Marion Foy (1855-1930), native of...
    • Gooding-Lawton-Grant House

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    • Built by F.J. Gooding, superintendent of Hilton Lumber Co., as investment property. Sold in 1905 to Florence V. Lawton (1856-1924) who resided here with her sister, Anna Lawton Grant (1858-1942) and her husband, Richard H. Grant (1845-1912), master...

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