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    • Reston-Richardson House

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    • John Reston inherited this property from his father, Thomas Reston in 1853. It remained in the family until the death of Johns brother, William, in 1868. Mary Brown purchased the property at this time and left it to her son, James E. Richardson,...
    • Junius Davis

    • Lawyers; Soldiers--Confederate States of America
    • Portrait of Junius Davis. Junius Davis (1945-1916) was born in Wilmington, NC, the son of George Davis. He was educated at Cape Fear Military Academy, among other private schools in Wilmington and Charlotte, NC. He enlisted in Moore's Battery...
    • Robert Gardner Greer

    • United States. Coast Guard.
    • Photograph of Robert Gardner Greer. Robert "Bobby" Gardner Greer (1943- ) was born in Wilmington. He attended New Hanover High School and Wilmington College, graduating with a degree in business management. He then entered the U.S. Coast Guard and...
    • Bill Head From Hall and Pearsall

    • Hall family, Pearsall family, grocers, wholesalers, fertilizer
    • The Hall and Pearsall Warehouse was located at 711 Nutt St. Oscar Pearsall worked for Edwards and Hall, Wholesale Grocers until 1875 when he became partner and changed the name to Hall & Pearsall. The firm specialized in staples such as rice,...
    • Sprunt and Dudley Mansion

    • Dudley family, Sprunt family, Front St., Nun St., Governors, mansions
    • The stately mansion on the corner of Front and Nun streets has been the home of several prominent families. It is thought to have been constructed about 1825 by Governor Dudley (1789-1855). In 1836, he became the first popularly elected Governor of...
    • Colonel Royce Stanley McClelland

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; National Guard; Lawyers
    • Portrait of Colonel Royce Stanley McClelland. Royce Stanley McClelland (1888-1981) was born in Portland, MI. He came to Wilmington, NC in 1912 at the age of 18, and began work with Alexander Sprunt & Sons. During World War I, McClelland served in...
    • Wrightsville Beach, ca. late 1920s.

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    • Five children in bathing suits pose at the beach near Lumina. Note the movie screen in the water at left. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated...
    • Karl Davis

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    • Photograph of Karl Davis. Karl Davis (1949-2008) from Albany, NY, worked at WECT, Wilmington, NC, in broadcast sales until he became the General Manager. He served in that position for three years until he was killed in a motorcycle accident in...
    • Mahler House

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    • Craftsman style two family dwelling built for Carl Peter Barthold Mahler (1874-1956), real estate and rental agent, and wife Meta Brunjes (1868-1957), during their ownership of the DeRosset property to the west. Natives of Germany, they lived here...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A large gathering on the beach in front of Lumina. Note movie screen on left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North...
    • 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...
    • William Lincoln Smith House

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    • Believed to be built by Henry M. Bishop in 1846. Later bought by William L. Smith as his family residence. Miss Mamie L. Alderman operated a private school here from 1904 until her death in 1934. The school was continued by her niece, Laura...
    • Mitchell-Anderson House

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    • Oldest surviving structure in Wilmington, Georgian style house built for Edward Mitchell (c. 1744), native of Charleston, SC, carpenter and planter. Purchased in 1828 by Thomas F. Davis (1778-1846), clerk of New Hanover County Court. Inherited in...
    • 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A crowd assembles on ocean side of Lumina. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of barrier...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • View from the upper story of the famous pavilion, looking east at bathers in the ocean. Note movie screen at extreme left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and...
    • W. B. Thorpe & Co.

    • W. B. Thorpe & Co., Thorpe, Water Street, Ann Street
    • W. B. Thorpe & Co., Northeast corner of Water and Ann streets. Vernacular style warehouse built for Phila Lazarus Calder (1806-1888), who inherited property from her father, Aaron Lazarus (1771-1841). Remained in family until purchased in 1910 by...
    • 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)....

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