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    • Chasten House

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    • Federal style hall-and-parlor house with double piazzas moved to this location and rear shed porch added c. 1850. One-story building added to east side c. 1870. By 1883, residence of Rufus H. Chasten (1862-1897), turpentine inspector and weigher;...
    • 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...
    • St. Johns Lodge

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    • Transitional Georgian-Federal style structure built for St. John's Lodge No. 1, Ancient Your Masons, and shared by Concord Chapter; Masonic mural (c. 1809) remains. Purchased in 1824 by Thomas W. Brown (1803-1872), silversmith and jeweler, who...
    • deRosset House

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    • Greek Revival style house built for Armand John deRosset (1808-1897), physician and merchant; and wife, Eliza Jane Lord (1812-1876). They added the northeast wing in 1854 and the Italianate cornice and conservatory in 1874. Purchased in 1882 by...
    • 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...
    • Orton Plantation - House and gardens.

    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • The Original Babies Hospital

    • hospitals, Babies Hospital
    • Founded on June 6, 1920 by Dr. J. Buren Sidbury (1864-1967), the original wooden building of the Pediatric Hospital burned in 1927. A Mediterranean style replacement was built and a third story was added in 1955-1956.
    • Orton Plantation.

    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • Orton Plantation - Graveyard.

    • Orton Plantation, Cemeteries, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County, NC.

    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • Rev. Adam Empie, D.D.

    • St. James Church (Wilmington, N.C.); Empie, Adam, 1785-1860
    • Painting of Dr. Adam Empie. Dr. Adam Empie (1785-1860) was known for his erudite, eloquent, and impassioned sermons. He started at St. James Episcopal Church, which was established by the NC General Assembly in 1729, in 1810. He successfully...
    • Edward P. Bailey House

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    • Second French Empire style house built for Edward P. Bailey (1856-1904), native of Sweden and wife, Annie Empie (1858-1915). Mr. Bailey was president of Wilmington Iron Works and a city alderman. Queen Anne style facade added in 1905. Residence of...
    • Ballard-Potter-Bellamy House

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    • Greek Revival style house built for Jethro Ballard (1802-1853), merchant and steam saw mill owner; and wife, Martha P. Nolan (b. 1816). Purchased in 1851 by Samuel R. Potter (1811-1856), planter; and wife, Marion Babcock (1825-1885), who added...
    • Benjamin W. Beery House

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    • Italianate style house built for Benjamin Washington Beery (1822-1892), partner in Cassidey & Beery Shipyard; and wife, Ann Eliza Williams (1827-1865). Served as school and convent of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, 1869-1870. Double piazzas added by...
    • Orton Plantation - Mansion - Panoramic shot.

    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County, NC.

    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • Orton Plantation - Mansion.

    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • J.W. Murchison House

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    • French eclectic style house built for Joel Williams Murchison (1853-1926), founder of J. W. Murchison Co., wholesale hardware; and wife, Loulie Hay Atkinson (1860-1922). Front and south porches removed c.1933 and entry added. House remains in the...
    • Sonny Jurgensen

    • Jurgensen, Sonny, 1934-; Football Players
    • Sonny Jurgensen as a senior in the New Hanover High School 1953 yearbook. Christian Adolph "Sonny" Jurgensen III (1934- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He started in three sports during his time at New Hanover High School. He averaged at least 12...

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