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    • John William King House

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    • BUilt for John William King (1851-1923), upholster; and wife, Carrie V. Williams (1852-1935). Remained in the family for twenty-four years. In 1929, purchased by Frfank P. Newkirk (1895-1975), elevator operator at the US Custom House; and wife,...
    • McGhee House

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    • Residence built for Henry McGhee (1869-1918), cook; and wife, Elizabeth Whitehead (1873-1931). Three of their eleven children remained in the house after their parents deaths: Hettie, a seamstress; Mozelle, a Peabody School teacher; and Lisbon...
    • Quince Building

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    • Warehouse constructed by 1835 for the Quince family. During the Civil War occupied by auctioneers who sold goods brought into the port by blockade runners. Remained in Quince family until 1883. Purchased in 1910 by R.R. Stone and remained in family...
    • Heyer-Harrison House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Miss Maggie E. Heyer (1856-1944) as rental property. Remained in the family until purchased in 1949 by Vanus J. (1912-1970) and Rosa McIntire Harrison (1908-1965). He was a laborer and she ran a boarding house...
    • Smith-Gore House

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    • Built for James C. Smith, (1830-1888) commission merchant as his residence. In 1853 he married Mary Ann Costin, daughter of Miles Costin. The property remained in family until 1890, when purchased by Daniel Lenox Gore and remained in family until...
    • Nathaniel Jacobi

    • Hardware stores; Jews--History; Immigrants; Businessmen
    • Photograph of Nathanial Jacobi. Nathaniel Jacobi was born in 1828 in London, England, and his family immigrated to the United States in 1832. Jacobi discovered Wilmington, NC through a military mission during the Civil War and after the war he...
    • French-King House

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    • Greek Revival style house built for George Reade French (1802-1889), native of Fall River, MA, boot and shoe merchant; and wife, Sarah Caroline Weeks (1809-1867). Front section added in 1871 and Queen Anne style porch installed by 1895 when house...
    • Northrop-Oldham House

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    • Federal style house built for Isaac Northrop (1796-1862), native of Connecticut, owner of tanning and currying business; and wife, Susan Harriss (1812-1862). Remained in family until 1869. Purchased in 1910 by Captain William P. Oldham (1836-1918)....
    • Mary Jane Langdon House

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    • Italianate style house built for Mary Jane Halsey Langdon (1799-1883), widow of Samuel Langdon (1786-1832), merchant, to replace residence that burned. Inherited by granddaughter Jane Young (1849-1930), and husband, Thomas D. Meares, C.S.A....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Orton Plantation - House and gardens.

    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • Edward Savage Latimer House

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    • Italianate style dwelling built for Edward S. Latimer (1857-1901), attorney and major shareholder in Wilmington Seacoast Railroad; and wife, Anna Giles Huske (1860-1934). Property remained in family until 1937.
    • 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.
    • Latimer House

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    • Italianate style house built for Zebulon Latimer (1810-1881), native of Glastonbury, Connecticut, commission merchant; and wife, Elizabeth Savage (1819-1904). Remained in family unitl 1963 when purchased by the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society,...
    • Orton Plantation.

    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • Emma Woodward MacMillan

    • MacMillan, Emma, 1893-1975; New Hanover County Public Library (New Hanover County, N.C.); Public librarians
    • Photograph of Emma Woodward MacMillan sitting in the North Carolina Room of the Wilmington Public Library on the day that she retired. Emma Woodward MacMillan (1893-1975) is the daughter of William Joseph Woodward and was born in Wilmington, NC....
    • Orton Plantation - Graveyard.

    • Orton Plantation, Cemeteries, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...

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