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    • Larkins House

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    • Family residence of William Larkins (1829-1891), Wilmington native, wholesale grocer & liquor dealer, cashier of First National Bank, and rice planter. House sold in 1903 to Samuel Behrends, merchant and furniture store owner, in whose family it...
    • Atkinson-Stevenson House

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    • Italianate style house built for John Wilder Atkinson (1830-1910), native of Lunenburg County, VA, Confederate veteran, insurance agent and New Hanover County commissioner; and wife Eliza Bland Mayo (1832-1880). Enlarged when purchased in 1895 by...
    • Allen House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built for Mitchell F. Allen (1873-1945), officer of Murchison National Bank;and wife, Marth Groff (1870-1913). Remained in family until 1944.
    • Robert L Henry

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    • Newspaper clipping of photograph. Robert L. Henry (1939- ) was a loan officer at the North Carolina National Bank in the 1970's, working his way up from the position of a messenger.
    • J. Haughton James House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built for J. Haughton James (1886-1939), President of the General Insurance Agency, Inc.; and wife, Isabel Clark (1889-1991). Until 1992 residence of daughter, Isabel (1913- ), President of National Society of the...
    • Burgwin-Wright House

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    • Georgian style house built on foundation of abandoned jail for John Burgwin (1731-1803), merchant and lawyer, Clerk of Court in Bladen and New Hanover counties, Clerk of NC Provincial Assembly, Secretary to Royal Governor Dobbs and Treasurer of...
    • Historic District Commission

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    • Photograph of the Brooks Warehouse site, at the foot of Orange Street in what would become Claude Howell Park. The construction probably has to do with the River Walk in Wilmington, NC. Left to right: Unknown, Claude Howell, Isabel Letho, Rev....
    • Burruss-Poisson House

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    • Queen Anne style residence built for Edwin E. Burruss (1829-1887), founder and president of First National Bank of Wilmington and organizer of Clarendon Water Works Company; and wife, Elizabeth Northrop (1855-1887). Northern porch added c. 1912....
    • Larneice Spencer

    • African American women educators; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
    • Photograph of Larneice Spencer wearing a red hat and coat. Larneice Spencer (1941- ) was the 2002 NAACP New Hanover County Chapter Mother of the Year. She also was responsible for reactivating the NAACP New Hanover County Youth Chapter in 2002....
    • Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson

    • Anderson, Edwin Alexander, 1860-1933; Admirals--United States; World War, 1914-1918
    • Portrait of Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson. Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson (1860-1933) was born in Wilmington, NC. He went on to fight in the Spanish-American War in 1898 and was promoted by an Act of Congress for his extraordinary heroism. ...
    • Boney Family Architects

    • Architects--North Carolina-- Biography
    • Family photograph of the Boneys. From right to left: Leslie Norwood Boney, Sr., Leslie Boney, Jr., William Joseph Boney, Charles Hussey Boney, Paul Boney in front. Leslie Norwood Boney (1880-1964) was a well-known and respected architect in...
    • Ivey Hayes

    • Artists; African American artists
    • Ivey Hayes (1948-2012) was born in Pender County, NC. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and become a well-known and widely-respected artist in the Lower Cape Fear region. To earn a living, Hayes worked...
    • Joseph Walker Yates

    • Banking
    • Joseph Walker Yates, probably age 8. Joseph Walker Yates (1872-1941) was a business man in Wilmington, NC. He went to the University of North Carolina (now University of North Carolina Chapel Hill), graduating in 1894, and worked at the Atlantic...
    • North Carolina National Bank robbery

    • banks, robberies, Brunswick County, thefts
    • A robber rifles a teller's money drawer in a holdup at a North Carolina National Bank branch in Shallotte, N.C. His accompolice holds a pistol on the side of the teller's booth. The pair and a getaway driver made off with an undisclosed amount of...
    • Shawn Gallagher

    • Baseball; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Shawn Gallagher in a New Hanover High School uniform. Shawn Gallagher (1976- ) was a star baseball player at New Hanover High School in the early 1990s. He was drafted in the 5th round of the baseball draft in 1995 to the Texas Rangers, and...

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