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    • Sharon Wyatt, Azalea Queen 1984

    • Festivals; General Hospital (Television Program); Soap operas
    • Queen Azalea Sharon Wyatt greeting her subjects outside the Shuffler Center on Carolina Beach Road Sharon Wyatt (1953- ) is an actress best known for her role as Tiffany Hill Donely on General Hospital. She appeared on the soap opera for 12...
    • Esther Williams, Azalea Queen XI

    • Williams, Esther, 1921-2013; Festivals
    • Esther Williams, serving as Azalea Queen XI, meeting with Russell Burney and Betsy Burney Wright. Esther Williams (1921-2013), competitive swimmer and MGM movie star, helped popularize synchronized swimming with her many water-themed films. She...
    • 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...
    • Fowler-Pastis House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as rental property for John J. Fowler (1851-1915) civil servant and mayor; and wife, Lula Heiser, native of Sumter, SC. Purchased in 1948 by John B. Pastis (1909-1997), native of the Island of Icaria, Greece, owner and...
    • 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...
    • Captain Edgar Williams House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Edgar Dickison Williams (1849-1928); and wife, Ida Jane Fleet (1856-1923). He was a steamboat captain, owner of Diamond Steamboat & Wrecking Co., Harbor Master for the port of Wilmington, Commissioner of Wrecks,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • William H. Alderman House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for William Harriss Alderman (1851-1932), bookkeeper; and wife, Alice Guess Larkins (1852-1905), on property given to them by her parents, William and Belinda Larkins. After Mrs. Aldermans death, the family retained the...
    • Van Amringe House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Mary Frances Wallace (1844-1899), widow of Stacey Van Amringe (1838-1897), clerk of superior court and city treasurer. Purchased in 1911 by George Thomas Swain (1888-1976), banker; and wife, Effie Mae Bangle...
    • Elliott-Brown House

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    • Built by Mary Taylor Elliott (1835-1907), native of Fayetteville, NC; widow of William P. Elliott, merchant and co-owner of steamboat line. Earl Williams Brown (1909-1971), a Master Printer, owned the house from 1934 to 1971. Queen Anne style...
    • Kathryn Grayson, Azalea Queen X

    • Grayson, Kathryn, 1922-2010; North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, N.C.)--History; Cape Fear Garden Club (Wilmington, N.C.)--History
    • Kathryn Grayson, Azalea Queen X, cutting the ribbon at the home of Mrs. Bruce B. Cameron during the 1957 Azalea Festival. Eleanor Spence LeGrand Hervey stands in the background. Kathryn Grayson (1922-2010) was a popular singer and actress and a...
    • McGowan House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for William Andrew McGowan (1867-1948), president-treasurer of the Brunswick Bridge and Ferry Company and Justice of the Peace; and wife, Maude A. Kelly (1869-1960), native of Bladen County.
    • Woolvin-Warren House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for James Franklyn Woolvin (1860-1922), native of Snow Hill, NC, funeral director; and wife, Kate Cooper (1860-1895), native of Kenansville, NC. Purchased in 1896 by Archie Guthrie Warren (1861-1940), native of...
    • Holladay-Whitehead House

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    • Queen Anne style house built by William Holladay (1865-1940), native of Richmond, VA, clerk for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and wife, Fannie Pritchard (1878-1960). Purchased in 1895 by Cornelia Grant Whitehead (1842-1926), wife of William A....
    • Goodman House

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    • One of twin Queen Anne Style houses built as rental property for brothers William Goodman (1843-1911) and Bernhardt Goodman (1845-1913), natives of Ottershausen, Bavaria, and dry goods merchants. Remained in family until 1973.

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