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    • Delgado Mill Office

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    • Queen Anne style office building constructed for Delgado Cotton Mill (1899-1930), established by Edwin C. Holt, North Carolina textile magnate. It is the only surviving brick building from the original mill complex. The offices remained here...
    • Audubon Trolley Station

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    • Constructed to coincide with the development of the suburb Audubon, this is the only surviving passenger shelter of twenty stops on the electric trolley line between Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. The line, owned and operated by the Tide Water...
    • Loughlin - Fennell House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built for James Albert Loughlin, native of Henderson, NC (1890-1967), civil engineer; and wife, Annie Elizabeth Manson (1888-1967), native of Southport, NC. Purchased in 1926 by James Leroy Fennell (1879-1940), Atlantic...
    • Hanover Seaside Club

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    • Hanover Seaside Club members standing in front of their new clubhouse on Wrightsville Beach, NC. In 1897 in order to promote beach property and increase river passenger service, the New Hanover Transit Company offered ocean front lots 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...
    • McCord House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built for William H. Johnston, watchmaker; and wife, agnes. One year later sold to McCamey Wilson McCord (1881-1936), native of Paw Creek, NC, operator of Orton Hotel barber shop; and wife, Sarah Hollis (1892-1991),...
    • Nathan Cottage

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    • Neoclassical Revival style cottage built as investment property for Aaron A. Nathan (1851-1920), native of columbia, South Carolina; and wife, Jeanette Schloss (1858-1929), native of Warrenton, North Carolina. He was a real estate investor and...
    • Woody and Emily Beddoes

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    • Woody and Emily Beddoes on their wedding day at Lebanon Chapel in Airlie Gardens. Woody Kell Beddoes (1950- ) was married to Emily Long Beddoes (1957- ) at Lebanon Chapel on the grounds of Airlie Gardens in December of 1990. Lebanon Chapel was...
    • Hinton House

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    • Mission style house built for Joseph Hatch Hinton (1870-1952), and wife, Camille Pennington (1876-1950), native of Tarboro, NC. He was the owner and manager of the Orton Hotel from 1906 to 1936; a stockholder of Seashore and Oceanic hotels at...
    • John G. Myers Cottage

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    • One of twenty cottages built by Suburban Developing Company, subsidiary of Tide Water Power Company. Purchased in 1911 by John Quince Myers (1886-1912), clerk with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Remained in family until 1954. Donated in 1995 to...
    • Hinton-Nixon House

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    • Dutch Colonial Revival style house built for Edgar Latimer Hinton (1868-1936), businessman and owner of the Seashore Hotel at Wrightsville Beach; and wife, Mamie E. Lively (b. 1882), native of Birmingham, AL. From 1941 to 1991 owned by Nixon...
    • Harbor Island Auditorium

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    • People standing by what appears to be a airplane crash in front of a corner of the Harbor Island Auditorium. Harbor Island Auditorium was built in the late 1910s, and was designed by prominent Wilmington, NC architect Henry E. Bonitz (1872-1921)....
    • Page-Ward House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for William Oscar Page (1870-1953), native of Warsaw, NC; and wife, Bertha Ida Barber (1872-1951). He owned the Greenfield Milling Company. Purchased in 1940 by Marsden Bruce Ward, Jr. (1896-1977), marine...
    • Mount Lebanon Chapel

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    • Greek Revival style church built for St. James Episcopal Parish on land owned by Dr. Thomas H. Wright (1800-1861). In 1912, Gothic style elements added by Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) on the occasion of the marriage of daughter Sadie Green Jones...
    • Wallace-Vanlandingham House

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    • Craftsman bungalolw built on speculation by Oliver T. Wallace (1883-1930), native of Kentucky, real estate developer and vice-president of Home Building & Loan Association. Purchased in 1916 by Chester G. Vanlandingham (1887-1951), native of...
    • Sadie Plunkitt Vick

    • Actresses; Musical theater
    • Photograph of Sara Ann Plunkitt Vick. Sara Ann "Sadie" Plunkitt (1873-1957) was born in Manhattan, NY. She grew up in Manhattan and was a member of "The Belle of New York" theatrical company. She performed with the company in numerous productions...
    • James Benson Dudley

    • African American educators; African American newspaper editors; African American freemasonry; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • Studio portrait of James Dudley. James Benson Dudley (1859-1925)was born in Wilmington, NC, to John Bishop and Annie Hatch Dudley, who were slaves of Edward B. Dudley, Governor of North Carolina. He majored in elementary education at Shaw...
    • Rev. D. J. Sanders

    • African American Newspapers; African American Churches
    • Rev. D. J. Sanders Rev. D. J. Sanders (1845? -1907) became the pastor of the Chestnut Street Presbyterian church on May 15, 1874, a small Carpenter Gothic and Italianate style church with a African-American congregation, that still stands on...

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