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    • 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,...
    • Legion Stadium

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    • Sports arena built as a jobs-creation project by the by the federal Works Progress Administration on land donated to New Hanover County by American Legion Post 10. They also gave $27,000 toward the $237,000 construction cost. It has been renovated...
    • Agostini House

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    • Built by Francis Marie Agostini (1814-1887) as his family residence. Native of Vastia on the Island of Corsica, he came to Wilmington in 1843 and became a well known confectioner. House is still occupied by direct heirs.
    • 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...
    • 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).
    • 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,...
    • James H. McKoy

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    • James H. McKoy James Hassel McKoy (1901-1964) was born in Wilmington and attended local schools. He was the producer/director of Paramount' s musical dramatic units in New York City, and achieved an international reputation for his staging of...
    • Walker House

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    • Built by James Walker (1826-1901), a native of Scotland, architect, contractor and builder, who built the old James Walker Hospital and donated it to the city. He also worked on one of the wings of the Capitol building and the old Smithsonian...
    • W.I. Gore House

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    • Italianate style house built as residence by William Iredell Gore (1829-1903); and wife, Rachael Litchfield (1833-1914). He was a wholesale grocer, commission merchant and during the Civil War, an officer in the Waccamaw Light Artillery. Saved...
    • Holt-Wise House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Edwin Cameron Holt (1861-1944), native of Graham, NC, cotton manufacturer and president of Delgado Cotton Mills; and wife, Delores Delgado Stevens (1872-1983), native of Charleston, SC. Purchased in 1916...
    • Eleanor Williams Palmer

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    • Photograph from newspaper clipping of Eleanor Williams Palmer. Eleanor Williams Palmer (1926-2013) was born at James Walker Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, NC, the daughter of Jesse Williams and Ann King Harrell. She was married to L.H. Palmer...
    • Charles W. Worth House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Charles W. Worth (1861-1930), President of The Worth Company, wholesale grocers, Cape Fear Machine Works, and Secretary-treasurer of Wilmington Terminal Warehouses; and wife, Emma Walker (1866-1956), native of...
    • Wright-Murphy House

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    • Federal - Greek Revival style house built for William Augustus Wright (1807-1878), lawyer, General Attorney for Wilmington and Weldon Railroad and President of the Bank of Cape Fear; and wife, Eliza Ann Hill (1813-1895). From 1846 to 1889, the...
    • Governor Dudley Mansion

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    • Built by Edward B. Dudley (1789-1855), rice planter, president of Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad Company and governor (1836-1841), first elected by popular vote. Purchased in 1885 by J. Pembroke Jones (1858-1919), capitalist; and wife, Sarah W....
    • Fox-Holden House

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    • Cottage owned by George A. Fox (b. 1830), native of Pennsylvania, Wilmington & Weldon Railroad engineer; and wife, Julia A. (b. 1841), native of South Carolina. Purchased in 1881 by Sylvanus Holden (d. 1894), carpenter; and wife, Ann Maria Harper...
    • Alexander Hall House

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    • Queen Anne style house built c. 1897 for Alexander Hall (1874-1933), president of the Wilmington Grocery Company; and wife, Margaret Hargrave (1875-1961). According to family tradition, house was a wedding present from the grooms parents. Remained...
    • George R. French House

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    • Erected by George Reade French (1802-1889), boots and shoes merchant, as his family residence. He was president of Bank of Wilmington. House remained in family until 1918, when bought
    • J. Haughton James House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built for J. Haughton James (1886-1939), President of the General Insurance Agency, Inc.; and wife, Isabel Clark (1889-1991). Until 1992 residence of daughter, Isabel (1913- ), President of National Society of the...
    • Mosley House

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    • Some interior framing and architectural features survive from early structure built for William Mosley (1812-1895), businessman; and wife, Margaret Mills (1824-1870s). Enlarged and altered in Queen Anne style when inherited by Levi McKoy Mosley...

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