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    • Weedon House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Lindsay A. Weedon (1864-1936), native of Guilford County, NC; and wife, Nellie (1864-1935), native of New York State. He owned a factory, located on the waterfront between Church and Castle streets that...
    • Wilson Cottage

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    • Queen Anne style cottage built for Basil Monroe Wilson (1871-1952), native of Sneeds Ferry, NC and foreman of finishing section for Wilmington Cotton Mills; and wife, Mary Emma Frost (1873-1935).
    • 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...
    • Durham-Davis House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for James H. Durham (1849-1922), native of Wayne County, NC, dentist; and wife, Nellie Alston (1857-1884), native of Pittsboro, NC. Purchased in 1923 by Charles B. Davis (1877-1959), clerk with the Atlantic Coast Line...
    • 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...
    • Currie-Boon House

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    • Italianate style house built for Stephen A. Currie (1841-1883), Confederate Veteran, livery stable owner; and wife, Flora E. Thomas (1845-1915), native of Thomasville, NC. Purchased in 1892 by by Leighton Lee Boon (1849-1921), native of Wilmington,...
    • Williams-MacMillan House

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    • Property acquired in 1842 by NC State Grant to John Williams (1779-1855); bequeathed to his grandson, William Arthur Williams (1850-1917), timber inspector and Clerk for the County Board of Commissioners; and wife, Jane Iredell Meares (1855-1935),...
    • Tileston School

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    • The original Italianate style center section was financed by philanthropist Mary Tileston Hemenway (1820-1894) and designed by John A. Fox, both of Boston, MA; James Walker, local supervising architect; Strausz & Rice of Wilmington, builders....
    • U.S. Custom House

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    • This massive Neoclassical Revival style building took three years to construct during World War I. The pedimented facades of the flanking wings are copies of the 1843 Greek Revival style custom house that stood previously on the site. In 1965, the...
    • Human Relations Commission Staff

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    • Photograph of the Human Relations Commission Staff. Front row, left to right: Mary Owens, July Fussell, Pat Melvin, Cathy Morgan. Standing, left to right: Dave Jackson, Bill Jessup, John Davis. Formerly known as the Bi-Racial Committee, the Human...
    • Boys Home, Lake Waccamaw, NC (2)

    • abused, neglected, children, Columbus County
    • Shawn Youmans uses a tractor to mow the grass beneath the pecan trees at the NC Boys Home at Lake Waccamaw. Shawn spent 4 years there as a boy, and now has a summer job there before returning to college.
    • CSX Tanker Derailment

    • Accidents, hazardous materials, New Hanover County, NC
    • Sas, Inc., Csx Transportation Inc. and the New Hanover County officials along with the S. Wilmington Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to a tanker derailment near the SAS business on HWY 421 N. The accident happened late morning. The tankers were...
    • 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...
    • William Alexander Whitehead

    • Actor
    • This image is a portrait of William Whitehead taken by Luigi Luccioni, courtesty of Ferargil Gallery in New York City. William Alexander Whitehead was born on July 30, 1908 in Wilmington, NC. He was the son of William Grant and Lita Larkins....
    • Beverly Skinner

    • Actresses
    • Photograph of Beverly Skinner at the Gala Opening of "Isabella," a musical by Dr. R. V. Fulk of Wilmington, NC. Beverly Skinner (1944- ) is a Wilmington local who was a Story Lady for the Growing Readers Project in the late 1990s-early 2000s. The...
    • Sadie Plunkitt Vick

    • Actresses; Musical theater
    • Photograph of Sara Ann Plunkitt Vick. Sara Ann "Sadie" Plunkitt (1873-1957) was born in Manhattan, NY. She grew up in Manhattan and was a member of "The Belle of New York" theatrical company. She performed with the company in numerous productions...
    • Rev. Adrian Shepard

    • Advent Christian Church
    • A photograph of Rev. Adrian Shepard for a newspaper column profiling local ministers. The Rev. Adrian Shepard (1937- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was the minister of United Advent Christian Church in Wilmington in 1987, and served as the...
    • Percy West Wells

    • Aerialists; Motion picture theaters
    • Advertisement for Percy Wells as "The Great Percino" in a trapeze entertainment show. Percy Weston Wells (1880-?) arrived in Wilmington, NC with his family in 1895. Percy dreamed of becoming an aerialist, and he found success as a trapeze...
    • James Loftin

    • African American cemeteries;African Americans--History
    • Photograph of James Loftin (Lofton?), probably at Pine Forest Cemetery. James Loftin is the Superintendent of Pine Forest Cemetery, a pre-Civil War African American cemetery in Wilmington, NC that is the final resting place of many notable African...

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