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    • Lucy M. Giles House

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    • Lucy Murchison Giles (1850-1913) inherited this property in 1867 from her father Joshua Grainger Wright, Jr. In 1896, the lot was divided for two Queen Anne style houses built for rental purposes by her husband, Clayton Giles (1844-1917). The...
    • Willson-Powell House

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    • Built for William Alexander Willson, Jr. (1865-1949), accountant for American Railway Express; and wife, Mary Hart Morris (1874-1965). Purchased in 1918 by John F. Powell (1884-1948), native of Ireland; and wife, Dorothy Palmer (1893-1954)....
    • Sternberger-Small House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built by Solomon Sternberger (1870-1945), dry goods merchant, for son, Julius Earl "Jinx" Sternberger (1897-1966), World War I veteran, realtor, director of Carolina Savings & Loan; and wife, Sadibel Simon (1904-1983),...
    • 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...
    • Struthers-Futrelle House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built as investment property for William Struthers, Jr. (1880-1939), native of Camden, NJ, real estate developer; and wife, Mamie D. Morrill (1882-1967). In 1926, purchased by W. Leon Futrelle (1892-1950), native of Mt....
    • Struthers-Futrelle House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built as investment property for William Struthers, Jr. (1880-1939), native of Camden, NJ, real estate developer; and wife, Mamie D. Morrrill (1882-1967). In 1926, purchased by W. Leon Futrelle (1892-1950), native of Mt....
    • Cherry-Halterman House

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    • Dutch Colonial style house built for Luther H. Cherry, insurance agent; and wife, Hattie E. OHenry. Purchased in 1939 by William Kimry Stewart, Jr. (1910-1999), mortician. In 1968, sold to Lawton H. Halterman (1920- ), native of West Virginia...
    • 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,...
    • Meadowlark Lemon House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as rental property by Erna C. Boesch (1864-1935), native of Hannover, Germany. Residence from 1946 to 1956 of Meadowlark George Lemon, Jr. (1913-1952), native of South Carolina and employee with Wilmington Waste Paper...
    • 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...
    • George R. French & Sons Building

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    • Wilmingtons first iron-front and steel-frame structure, built for George Reade French (1802-1889), native of Massachusetts, boot and shoe merchant. George R. French & Sons, established in 1822, was continued by William A. French (1835-1907) and...
    • John D. Bellamy Building

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    • Commercial building constructed as rental property for John D. Bellamy, Jr. (1854-1942), attorney and U.S. congressman; and wife, Emma May Hargrove (1857-1944), native of Hibernia Plantation, Granville County, NC. Remained in family for forty-five...
    • Jewett-Shepard House

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    • Original Italianate two-story wood-frame house was purchased in 1886 by Susan Lane Jewett (1851-1917), wife of Richard Bradley Jewett (1844-1915), naval stores inspector. They had been in residence here since 1881. Joseph C. Shepard, Jr....
    • 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...
    • Thomas C. Miller

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    • Cottage built for Thomas C. Miller (b. 1849), deputy sheriff, realtor and pawn broker. Inherited by son, Thomas Jr. (1874-1939), porter; and wife, Carlotta Harriss (b. 1866). Remained in family until 1947.
    • Gene Motley

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    • Gene Motley serving as guest speaker at the Sunny Point Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, 597th U.S. Army Transportation Terminal Southport, NC. Gene Motley was the Sports Director at WWAY-TV3 in Wilmington, NC. He worked at the station...
    • Mitchell-Anderson House

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    • Oldest surviving structure in Wilmington, Georgian style house built for Edward Mitchell (c. 1744), native of Charleston, SC, carpenter and planter. Purchased in 1828 by Thomas F. Davis (1778-1846), clerk of New Hanover County Court. Inherited in...
    • J.O. Hinton House

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    • Neo-Classical Revival style house built as investment property for James Oscar Hinton (1873-1952), manager of City Laundry; and wife, Estelle Shepherd (1875-1960). The second story was added in the late 1920s during the ownership of the Rev....
    • Charlie Henry, Jr.

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    • Newspaper clipping of photograph of Charlie Henry, Jr. Charlie Henry, Jr. (1941-2006) was born in Jacksonville, FL, and was married to Bertha Henry. Retired from the United States Army with the rank of Major, he was a life member of the Alpha Phi...
    • Purnell-Empie House

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    • Italianate style house built for Eliza Ann Purnell (1822-1890), eldest daughter of Governor Edward B. Dudley. Purchased in 1857 by Adam Empie, Jr. (1821-1877), attorney; and wife, Virginia Gwathmey (1830-1917), who added the north wing. Remained...

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