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    • Jaffe House

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    • Tudor Revival style house built for Harry Jaffe (1887-1962), native of Leeds, England; and wife, Dora Wolff (1897-1973), native of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, proprietors of Castle Street Furniture Company. Mirror image cottage design attributed...
    • Harper-Newbold House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Captain James Thomas Harper (1843-1915), steam tug operator, co-founder of Boney & Harper Milling Company and proprietor of Wilmington Steam Laundry; and wife, Anne Sophie Drew (1844-1913). House was a...
    • Bergen-Carpender House

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    • Prairie style house built for Walter John Bergen (1859-1931), secretary of Alexander Sprunt & Sons, Cotton Brokers; and wife, Mary Madden (1867-1947), natives of New York. Purchased in 1947 by Edwin Robinson Carpender (1882-1965), native of New...
    • Bowden House

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    • Family Residence of Lemuel Hanry Bowden (1825-1891), native of New Hanover County, lumber inspector and city alderman. Title was transferred (1888) to his daughter Julia Bowden (1859-1944), who married B. Frank Boykin, stockbroker. She continued to...
    • Glameyer

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    • Italianate style house built for Henry A. Glameyer (1853-1886), grocer and liquor dealer; and wife, Beta Tietgen (1857-1952), natives of Germany. Their daughter, Wilhelmina Glameyer (1877-1923); and husband, J. Theodore Runge (1871-1929), also...
    • 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...
    • Foster Burnett House

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    • Dutch Colonial Revival style house built for Foster Flavorial Burnett (1894-1945), physician, civic leader, and founder of Community Hospital; and wife, Gladys Eveline Gordon (1901-1928). Inherited by son, Foster Burnett, Jr. (1925- ); daughter,...
    • Portrait of Susan Kidder Meares

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    • Portrait of Susan Kidder Meares in a white dress with the caption, “I have come to bring you an Easter Greeting” written on the bottom. Meares (1870-1955) was the daughter of Wilmington resident Walker Meares. She married Theodore P. Lovering...
    • William B. McKoy House

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    • Stick style house built as a residence for W.B. McKoy, (1852-1928), attorney and Past Grand Master of Masons of NC; and wife, Katherine Bacon (1858-1949). Home of daughter Elizabeth Francenia McKoy, (1887-1984), local historian, researcher, and...
    • Burruss-Poisson House

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    • Queen Anne style residence built for Edwin E. Burruss (1829-1887), founder and president of First National Bank of Wilmington and organizer of Clarendon Water Works Company; and wife, Elizabeth Northrop (1855-1887). Northern porch added c. 1912....
    • McLaurin House

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    • Late Greek Revival style coastal cottage, built as residence for John McLaurin (1832-1907); and wife, Catherine Blanks (1836-1902). McLaurin was a commission merchant and owner/editor of the North Carolina Presbyterian. Residence of daughter,...
    • Oakdale Cemetery

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    • North Carolina's first "rural cemetery," incorporated as the Wilmington Cemetery Company by an act of legislature on March 4, 1852. The sixty-five acre site offered high land, picturesque topography, streams and native vegetation. Organizers were...
    • Taylor-Washington House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as rental property for John E. Taylor (1858-1925), deputy collector of US Customs and realtor. Purchased in 1921 by Edward G. Story, real estate developer and insurance broker; and wife, Mary Ellen Noyes. Inherited by...
    • Martindale House

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    • Built by Henry Martindale (1796-1874), planter, as family residence. His son, Henry Alexander Martindale (1837-1911), truck farmer, made additions to house. Inherited by his daughter, Rebecca Martindale Johnson (1870-1948). House remained in...
    • Chadbourn House

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    • Built by James H. Chadbourn for his daughter, Frances Chadbourn, who married Dr. Jack Stanley, dentist. Robert Ruark (1915-1965), newspaper journalist and novelist, spent part of his childhood here.
    • 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...
    • Cassidey-Harper House

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    • Built as family residence by James Cassidey (1792-1866), native of Salisbury, MA, who with his sons operated an extensive shipyard and marine railway at river below house. Confederate ironclad RALEIGH was constructed there. His daughter, Anne E....
    • Cook-Matthews House

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    • Queen Anne style cottage built by Abraham B. Cook (1839-1908), carpenter, who constructed several buildings in the neighborhood; and wife Eliza A. (1840-1912), used as their residence. In 1913, purchased by daughter Allena C. Matthews (1880-1968);...
    • King-Dannenbaum House

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    • Prairie style house built for Joseph T. King (1871-1920), native of Bladen County, General Superintendent of Transpotation for Atalntic Coast Line Railroad; and wife, Hattie Mahn (1873-1940). Purchased in 1918 by Rosa Josephson (1860-1940), native...
    • 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...

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