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    • Joel Cook Pretlow

    • Lumber trade; Manufacturing industries
    • Portrait of Joel Cook Pretlow. Joel Cook Pretlow (1874-1949) was born in Dublin, IN and raised in Old Dominion, VA. He moved to Pender County, NC as a teenager and started to work in the local lumber business. Pretlow eventually moved to...
    • Babcock & Wilcox

    • New Hanover County, boilermakers, industry, manufacturing
    • This is an exterior view of the Babcok & Wilcox Company in Wilmington, N.C. It's their boiler division plant.
    • Henry Latimer House

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    • Italianate style dwelling built for Henry G. Latimer (1845-1929); and wife, Carrie. Mr. Latimer was a merchant and co-founder of Acme Manufacturing Company. House owned by Mary Hargrave Kenan (1842-1916) and heirs from 1903-1935.
    • William D. Polite

    • Waiters
    • Newspaper photograph of William D. Polite in a dining room William Darnell Polite (1867-1953) was born in Charleston to slave parents. He worked as a headwaiter at some of the finest hotels in the south, including the Wilmington and the Orton in...
    • Strikers at Babcock & Wilcox

    • New Hanover County, unions, manufacturing, companies, industries
    • Strikers with AFL-CIO Boilermakers Lodge 905 picketing at the Babcock & Wilcox plant in Wilmington, N.C. Pictured are Thomas Barr, Frank Bass, Jerry Floyd, Johnny Aikens, Hulan Hufman, and Percell Barnes .
    • Martin Stevenson Willard

    • Insurance; Legislators--United States; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; North Carolina. General Assembly
    • Photograph of Martin Willard. Martin Stevenson Willard (1858-1933) was born in Washington, NC. His family fled westward during the Civil War and settled in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in local Wilmington Schools and attended Yale University....
    • Henry Louis Vollers

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Bankers; Grocery trade
    • Portrait of Henry Vollers. Henry Louis Vollers (1859-1922) was born in Wilmington, NC, the son of German immigrants. Vollers was in the grocery business, a member of the firm of Turrentine, Vollers & Company in 1889. He opened his own wholesale...
    • Morse-Willard-Rhodes House

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    • Front section of house built on adjacent lot by Christopher C. Morse (1824-1891), grocer. Moved and enlarged in Queen Anne style for Martin Stevenson Willard (1858-1933), insurance agent and president of Willard Bag and Manufacturing Company. ...
    • Gilchrist House

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    • Queen Anne style house built by E. William Gilchrist (1850-1928) native of Richmond County, NC, commission merchant and a founder of Acme Manufacturing Co. Interior Colonial Revival alterations were made in 1913 after plans drawn by Alex Morton...
    • John Aaron Orrell

    • Accounting; Standard Oil Company; County government
    • Portrait of John Aaron Orell. John Aaron Orell (1875-1950) was born in Wilmington, NC. At a very early age, Orell began working for Acme Manufacturing Company and then for Standard Oil Company. While with Standard Oil, he also began to study...
    • McNeal-Applewhite House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built as investment property for Joseph George McNeal (1845-1919), native of Delaware, president of Garysburg Manufacturing Company of Burgaw, NC. Purchased in 1925 by William Parnell Applewhite (1888-1964),...
    • Belville, NC (1)

    • Brunswick County, North Carolina, stores, trailers, hotels, motels, signs
    • A street scene showing businesses and billboards in Belville; Towel City, Crisp Mobile Home Park, Crisp Sales and Manufacturing Co., Horne's , Days Inn, Holiday Lodge, Holiday Lodge restaurant, 3 unidentified men at the Holiday Lodge.

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