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    • Lazarus-Hill-Divine House

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    • Federal style house built for Aaron Lazarus (1777-1841), wealthy merchant and influential citizen. Purchased 1854 by Frederick J. Hill (1792-1861), physician, planter, and NC senator. Remodeled in Greek Revival and Italianate styles with entrance...
    • Lazarus House Kitchen

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    • Built by Aaron Lazarus (1777-1841), a merchant and native of Charleston, SC, as one of two kitchens for his principal residence which still stands to the East. Converted to a residence by 1889. Purchased and enlarged in 1923 by Aaron Goldberg,...
    • Baptist Hill House

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    • A Baptist meeting house occupied this site as early as 1825. Front Street Baptist Church was constructed here in 1837 and served the congregation until 1866. Converted to residence when sold to John F. Stolter (1840-1903) and John M. Bremer...
    • Cotton Workers

    • Cotton manufacture; Cotton trade--North Carolina
    • Photograph of cotton workers buying cotton at Alexander Sprunt & Son, cotton exporters. By 1910, Wilmington-based Alexander Sprunt & Son were the largest cotton exporters in the nation. The business was located on 400 N. Front Street. The...
    • Old Jail

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    • Walls and framing survive from early county jail (1785-1854). Occupied variously as blacksmith, cabinet and carriage shops (1881-1906). Converted to commercial and professional building in 1906, Henry E. Bonitz, architect. Additional facade...
    • Omar ibn Said

    • Said, Omar ibn, 1770?-1863 or 1864; African American--History; Authors
    • Photograph of Omar ibn Said. Omar ibn Said (1770?-1863?), known as "Uncle Moreau" was born in Africa. He was bought by an American slave trader in 1807 and taken to Charleston, SC. Moreau escaped in 1810 and fled to Fayetteville, NC where he was...
    • Cumming-Sneeden House

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    • Built as rental property for William McRary Cumming (1860-1922), native of Greensboro, NC, business executive and real estate investor. Converted to duplex in 1952 by Rudolph L. Lewis (1894-1978), hardware merchant. Purchased in 1965 by James F....
    • Curtis-Foster House

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    • Italianate style house built for George T. Curtis (1823-1870), native of Virginia, engineer; and wife, Melvina Ann Medley (1829-1889). Purchased in 1890 by Flavel Wright Foster (1842-1902), native of Bradford County, PA, Union Army veteran, county...
    • Barker-O'Connor House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as investment property for E. Gerry Barker (1850-1933), native of Onondaga County, NY, commission merchant; and wife, Alice M. Schonwald (1850-1932). Purchased in 1904 by Major Daniel O'Connor (1834-1925); and wife,...
    • The Right Reverend Thomas Page Ricaud

    • Methodist preaching
    • Portrait of The Right Reverend Thomas Page Ricaud. The Right Reverend Thomas Page Ricaud (1817-1900) was born to a Catholic family in Baltimore, MD. Orphaned as a child, Ricaud was adopted by an uncle who took him to Mexico City. He attended...
    • Henry F. Otten House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Henry F. Otten (1863-1943), native of New York City, bookkeeper; and wife, Margaret Peschau (1874-1938), native of Evansville, Indiana. House converted to duplex in 1936; inherited by daughter, Margaret...
    • 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...
    • William Hooper School

    • schools, Hooper family, William Hooper School
    • The William Hooper School was built in 1914 and located at 410 Meares St. Joseph F. Leitner was the Architect and Wallace & Osterman were the builders. Eliza Meares (1864-1926) was the school's first principal From 1914-1925. The elementary school...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Lumina Pavilion, Lumina, Wrightsville Beach, Beaches
    • In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated Railways, Light and Power Company (later the Tidewater Power Co.) and shortly thereafter, the line was converted...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Race
    • A crowd watches a foot race on the beach in front of Lumina. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated Railways, Light and Power Company (later the...
    • Catherine Ann McKay Fulton

    • Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Black and white photograph of Catherine Ann McKay Fulton. Catherine Ann McKay (1821-1898) was born at Smithville (now Southport) ,NC. Her parents died when she was young, and she went to live with her uncle Dr. William Berry's family in...

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