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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...
    • Delgado Mill Office

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    • Queen Anne style office building constructed for Delgado Cotton Mill (1899-1930), established by Edwin C. Holt, North Carolina textile magnate. It is the only surviving brick building from the original mill complex. The offices remained here...
    • St. Thomas The Apostle Church

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    • Gothic Revival style church built for Roman Catholic parish established January 1, 1845. Home church of The Rev. Thomas F. Price (1860-1919), co-founder of the Maryknoll Fathers, a missionary order, and James Gibbons (1834-1921), first Vicar...
    • Captain Sanders House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built as rental property for William Albert Sanders (1866-1933), steamboat captain; and wife, Margaret McRackan (1879-1937), native of Southport, North Carolina.
    • John Bright Hill House

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    • Tudor style house built for Col. Walker Taylor as wedding present for his daughter, Katherine Grandison Taylor (1901-1991); and finance, Col. John Bright Hill (1897-1984). A native of Warsaw, Duplin County, he was an attorney and veteran of World...
    • 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,...
    • Larrington

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    • Greek Revival style house built for Diana Larrington (1804-1886) and her children. Moved north on lot and extended by Henry C. Bear (1878-1925), real estate developer, who owned the property from 1913 to 1918.
    • Holt-Wise House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Edwin Cameron Holt (1861-1944), native of Graham, NC, cotton manufacturer and president of Delgado Cotton Mills; and wife, Delores Delgado Stevens (1872-1983), native of Charleston, SC. Purchased in 1916...
    • 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...
    • W. Houston Moore House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for William Houston Moore (1880-1948), native of Warsaw, NC, physician; and wife, Ida Gallagher (1911-1960), native of Danville, PA. He was a member of the New Hanover Medical Society and the first chairman...
    • St. Marks Episcopal Churck

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    • This congregation, organized in 1869, was the first Episcopal Church consecrated by Bishop Atkinson for colored people in North Carolina, on June 18, 1875. The cornerstone was laid on March 23, 1871, and the edifice was completed under the...
    • Sadgwar House

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    • Built by Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr., (1843-1925), black carpenter-builder and civic leader; and wife, Caroline Huggins (1845-1932). He and daughter, Felice, were the first Bahais in North Carolina, enrolled c. 1923. The original one-story house...
    • David Reid Murchison House

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    • Second Empire style house built for David Reid Murchison (1837-1882), native of Cumberland County, commission merchant, first President of the Produce Exchange; and wife, Lucy Wooster Wright (1850-1913). Donated in 1953 by daughter, Lucille...
    • St. Marks Episcopal Church

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    • This congregation, organized in 1869, was the first Episcopal Church consecrated by Bishop Atkinson for colored people in North Carolina, on June 18, 1875. The cornerstone was laid on March 23, 1871, and the edifice was completed under the...
    • Temple of Israel

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    • Moorish Revival style synagogue built for German Jewish Reform congregation that was organized in 1872. it is the oldest synagogue in North Carolina and one of the few in the United States still housed in its original nineteenth century building.
    • 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...
    • McRae-Willard House

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    • Italianate Cubical Cottage, in the Tuscan Style, built for Duncan K. MacRae (1820-1888), native of Fayetteville, lawyer, politician, foreign diplomat, orator and Confederate Colonel. Purchased in 1866 by Albert A. Willard (1828-1902), native of MA,...
    • David Reid Murchison House

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    • Second Empire style house built for David Reid Murchison (1837-1882), native of Cumberland County, commission merchant, first President of the Produce Exchange; and wife, Lucy Wooster Wright (1850-1913). Donated in 1953 by daughter, Lucille...
    • Parmele-Williams House

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    • Interior framing and roof survive from early structure built for Anthony Adrian Wanet (1782-1871), native of France, merchant and planter. Purchased in 1868 by Sarah A. Bailey (1832-1916), wife of Charles H. Parmele (1828-1870), grocer. Altered in...

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