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    • A.M. Wilson House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built as residence for Captain Alexander M. Wilson, Sr. (1851-1914); and wife, Ellen Nora Piver (1857-1911). At age 12, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and was engaged in the battle of Fort Fisher. He later became a...
    • Simmons-Horne House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built for Ralph Lane Simmons (1900-1984), clerk with the American Railway Express Company; and wife, Meda Walton (1903-1986). Purchased in 1944 by Rufus T. Horne, Sr. (1894-1969), carpenter and building contractor; and...
    • Meares Harriss House

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    • Prairie style house built for Meares Harriss, Sr. (1884-1941); and wife, Fanny Hines Johnson (1878-1931). He was owner of Harriss Typewriting & Advertising Co., real estate broker and charter member of the Wilmington Rotary Club. Second wife, Laura...
    • Collins-Jones House

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    • Dutch Colonial style house built for Walter May Collins (1869-1945), native of Lincolnshire, England, farmer; and wife, Wilella James (1875-1961), native of Pender County. Purchased in 1946 by Willie Avant Jones, Sr. (1895-1976), native of...
    • 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...
    • McClammy-Powell House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Richard Price McClammy (1874-1955), editor and publisher of The Evening Dispatch; and wife, Janie L. Bryan (1876-1918). Purchased in 1948 by Pender County natives, Carl Flay Powell, Sr. (1906-1990),...
    • Cumming-Taylor House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Preston L. Cumming, Sr. (1843-1914), saw and planing mill owner; and wife, Virginia Wall Lilly (1848-1892). In 1903, acquired by daughter, Rosa Lilly Cumming (1873-1946), wife of Walker Taylor (1865-1937); moved one...
    • McEachern - Divine House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Duncan McEachern (1860-1925), navel stores and literage merchant; and wife, Mary Elizabeth Skipper (1859-1919). Purchased in 1911 by John Sidney Divine, Sr. (1862-1946), Atlantic Coast Line Railroad machinist; and...
    • Hudson-Hall House

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    • Bungalow built for Edwin Courtney Hudson, Sr. (1893-1974), dispatcher for Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and wife, Mamie Rix Best (1894-1960). In 1974, purchased by John Henry Hall (1920-1995), machinist with the North Carolina Equipment Company;...
    • Piner-McFarlane Building

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    • Commercial structure built along automobile row for Thomas Deveraux Piner, Sr. (1888-1969) as tire vulcanizing plant. From 1922 accommodated automotive garage, sales, and supplies. Purchased in 1944 by George McFarlane, Sr. (1895-1989), who...
    • Howard Lisk, Sr.

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    • Howard Lisk, Sr. Howard Herley Lisk Sr. (1926- ) won the Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournment in 1990 with a 436.5 pound Blue Marlin. He received $20,000 as his prize. The Cape Fear Marlin Tournament is currently in its 40th year. Howard Lisk...
    • Wrightsboro Elementary School

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    • The original one-story brick building constructed to consolidate Acorn Branch, Castle Hayne and Wrightsboro Schools was expanded in 1927. A second story was added in 1939 and a cafeteria built in 1953. Additional classrooms were added in 1963, 1968...
    • Matthews-Williams House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for E.L. Mathews, Sr. (1880-1964), native of Florence County, SC, founder of E.L. Mathews Candy Co.; and wife, Elizabeth J. Rogers (1880-1918), native of Sampson County. Purchased in 1949 by Herbert Rinton...
    • Taylor-Hall House

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    • Dutch Colonial style house built as rental property for Walker Taylor, Sr. (1864-1937), insurance agent; and wife Rosa Lilly Cumming (1873-1946). Residence of Louis E. Hall (1877-1952), secretary-treasurer Hall & Pearsall, wholesale grocers and...
    • William A. Willson House

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    • Queen Anne style house, built by William Alexander Willson, Sr. (1834-1917); and wife, Sarah Jane Beery. Mr. Willson was bookkeeper for Beery Shipyard and City Clerk and Treasurer. House damaged by fire and rebuilt by J.S. Stout in 1897-98.
    • Benson House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built for Ernest Stuart Benson, Sr. (1897-1961); and wife, Lena Craig (1894-1974). He was a pharmacist and owner of Southside Drug Store, a neighborhood landmark at Front and Castle.
    • Henry T. Duls House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Henry Thedor Duls, Sr. (1862-1934), native of Paddewisch, Germany, retail grocer; and wife, Lille Adelaide Haar (1870-1945), native of Worpswede, Germany. Remained in family until 1967.
    • Hubert Eaton, Sr.

    • African American Physicians; Eaton, Hubert A. (Hubert Arthur), 1916-1991; African American tennis players; Segregation
    • Studio Portrait of Hubert Eaton, Sr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr. (1916-1991) was born in Fayetteville, NC. He received his Bachelor of Science from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte NC in 1937, and went on to the University of Michigan, where he...
    • Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr.

    • African Americans--History; Carpenters; African American business enterprises; Freedmen's schools and textbooks
    • Copy of a photograph of Frederick C. Sadgwar, Sr. used in a newspaper story honoring him at the Cape Fear Museum. Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr. (1843-1925) was a local carpenter who did much to promote African American businesses in Wilmington,...

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