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    • Rheinstein-Green Building

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    • Originally a four-story Romanesque Revival style building constructed for Fredrick Rheinstein (1841-1899), native of Bavaria, wholesale dry goods merchant. The street facade was altered in the Art Moderne style in 1940 when the building was leased...
    • John H. McRae

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    • Portrait of John H. McRae John McRae (1806-1883) was a Wilmington Town Commissioner as well as the Magistrate of Police in Wilmington, NC from 1847 through 1855. In 1855, the name of the head of the town government changed from Magistrate to...
    • Freight Warehouse & Office

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    • Built for the Wilmington, Columbia & Augusta Railroad; acquired through merger by the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad and later the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, who added the three-story freight office in 1900. Saved for preservation by Historic...
    • Burriss-Meier House

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    • Late Greek Revival style cottage built by 1863, when Phineas W. Fanning sold the property to Thomas Edward Burriss (1838-1867), river pilot; and wife, Sarah Ann Wells (1839-1912), seamstress. Acquired through marriage in 1926 by Francis L. Meier...
    • Rev. Dr. A. J. Wilson

    • A. M. E. Church
    • Copy of a black and white newspaper photograph of the Rev. Dr. A.J. Wilson. Rev. Dr. Allen Jeffrey Wilson (1870-?) was the pastor of several A.M.E. churches throughout North Carolina, including Wilmington's St. Stephen A.M.E. from 1913-1917. ...
    • John Aaron Orrell

    • Accounting; Standard Oil Company; County government
    • Portrait of John Aaron Orell. John Aaron Orell (1875-1950) was born in Wilmington, NC. At a very early age, Orell began working for Acme Manufacturing Company and then for Standard Oil Company. While with Standard Oil, he also began to study...
    • Percy West Wells

    • Aerialists; Motion picture theaters
    • Advertisement for Percy Wells as "The Great Percino" in a trapeze entertainment show. Percy Weston Wells (1880-?) arrived in Wilmington, NC with his family in 1895. Percy dreamed of becoming an aerialist, and he found success as a trapeze...
    • Robert Smith Jervay

    • African American Newspapers
    • Robert Smith Jervay Robert Smith Jervay (1873-1941) was born in Summerville, S.C. He moved his family to Wilmington in 1911 for the better educational opportunities, and started a printing business called Jervay Printing. In 1927 his son Henry...
    • Thomas C. Jervay

    • African American newspapers; African American--History
    • Thomas Clarence Jervay with President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House. Thomas C. Jervay (1914-1993) took over the leadership of his family printing and newspaper business after his father passed away. In 1945 he changed the name of the...
    • Mary Alice Jervay

    • African American Newspapers; African American women; African American--history
    • Photograph of Mary Alice Jervay. Mary Alice McNeill Jervay (1874-1948) was the wife of Robert Smith Jervay, who started a Wilmington weekly newspaper for African American readers in 1927 called "The Cape Fear Journal." She was originally a...
    • Victoria Lofton

    • African American women--North Carolina
    • black and white photograph of Victoria Lofton. Victoria Lofton (nee Williams) (1883-1949) was a very active member of the Wilmington black community. She led the local branch of the United Order of Tents, a mutual aid society for the black...
    • 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,...
    • Jennewein's Antiques

    • Antiques, Wilmington, NC
    • Virginia Jennewein holds and antique hand bell and shows off some of the items that will be auctioned off in this weekends Jennewin Antique Show. The event, Friday night through Sunday, 6:00 p.m., will feature the Victorian two-drawer sewing table...
    • Henry Emil Bonitz

    • Architects --North Carolina
    • Born in Goldsboro in 1872, and died 1921. Henry Bonitz was among the first 12 students who enrolled at the State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later NCSU), graduating from the institution in 1893. A local architect who designed many...
    • 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...
    • William Dougal McCaig

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
    • Portrait of William Dougal McCaig. William Dougal McCaig (1874-1951) was born in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania. McCaig entered the railroad service as a young boy and worked his way through the ranks until he became Vice President of the Atlantic...
    • Robert Alfred Brand

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
    • Portrait of Robert Alfred Brand. Robert Alfred Brand (1858-1930) was born in Clarendon County, SC. After spending nearly fifty years of service with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company, Brand was regarded as one of the foremost railroad...
    • Robert Scott

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company.
    • Portrait of Robert Scott. Robert Scott (1877-1957) was born in Fifeshire, Scotland and came to the United States at the age of seven. He joined the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1893 and rose through the ranks to become head of the department of...

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