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    • Airlie Estate

    • Airlie Gardens, Pembroke Jones
    • Airlie Estate, former home of Pembroke Jones, who died in 1919. The estate comprised 155 acres. The formal Airlie Gardens, is now a New Hanover County Park.
    • Frank Green Harriss

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; Insurance agents; Real estate development
    • Portrait of Frank Green Harriss. Frank Green Harriss (1883-1953) was born in Wilmington, NC, the grandson of Thomas Davis Meares and Jane Moore Iredell Meares. He was educated in Wilmington Public Schools and received private tutoring from...
    • Parsley Estate - Live Oaks - Masonboro Sound

    • Parsley Estate, Live Oaks, Masonboro Sound
    • The house was built in 1912-13 by Walter Linton Parsley (1856-1941), a Wilmington lumberman, and was designed by Henry Bacon (1866-1924), a resident of Wilmington during his childhood and the architect of the Lincoln Memorial. The unique octagonal...
    • Claud "Buck" O'Shields, Jr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; North Carolina Association of County Commissioners; Real estate agents
    • Portrait of Claud "Buck" O'Shields, Jr. Claud O'Shields, Jr. (1941-) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended New Hanover High School and Wilmington College. O'Shields worked for WECT-TV from 1958 to 1973. Since 1973, he has been working in the...
    • Elmer Lucius Mathews, Jr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; Real estate agents
    • Portrait of Elmer Lucius Mathews, Jr. Elmer Lucius Mathews, Jr. (1923- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended New Hanover High School as well as North Carolina State University and Wilmington College. During World War II, he served as a unit...
    • Janet Sutton Morgan

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Real estate agents
    • Photograph of Janet Sutton Morgan. Janet Sutton Morgan (1941- ) was born in Cumberland County, NC. She married Bernard Morgan, Jr. and moved to Wilmington, NC after her husband's graduation from medical school. Morgan worked as a real estate...
    • James Owen Reilly

    • Real estate agents; Botanists; Fire insurance agents
    • Portrait of James Owen Reilly. James Owen Reilly (1879-1936) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended St. Mary's and Cape Fear Academy. In 1902, Reilly became agent for the Royal Exchange and the Carolina & London Assurance fire insurance...
    • Princess Street - 200 block.

    • Princess Street, Feast of Pirates, Robber's Row
    • The north side of the block contains a number of business establishments of interest. The Barrel Cleaners was owned by Tassie N. Costello, a native of Greece, who continued at the same location until the 1970s. Next to the cleaners is the Wilder...
    • Parsley Estate - "Live Oaks" - Masonboro Sound.

    • Parsley Estate, Masonboro Sound, Live Oaks
    • The house was built in 1912-13 by Walter Linton Parsley (1856-1941), a Wilmington lumberman, and was designed by Henry Bacon (1866-1924), a resident of Wilmington during his childhood and the architect of the Lincoln Memorial. The unique octagonal...
    • Minnie Evans

    • Evans, Minnie, 1892-1987; African American painters; Women artists; Artists; African American women
    • Minnie Evans possibly at the gatehouse at Airlie Gardens Estate. Minnie Eva Jones (1892-1987) was born in the Long Creek Community of Pender County, NC. In 1908, she married Julius Evans, who worked for the Pembroke Jones family. Minnie also...
    • Larrington

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    • Greek Revival style house built for Diana Larrington (1804-1886) and her children. Moved north on lot and extended by Henry C. Bear (1878-1925), real estate developer, who owned the property from 1913 to 1918.
    • 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...
    • Mahler Office

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    • Built as real estate office by Carl Peter Barthold Mahler (1874-1956), realtor, builder. Rented after c.1917 to a succession of small businesses. Mahler and wife. Meta Brunjes (1868-1957), natives of Hannover, Germany, lived in the deRosset house...
    • Gore Building

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    • Commercial structure built as rental property for Daniel Lennox Gore (1847-1925), native of Columbus County, Confederate veteran, and real estate investor. The first tenant, Pickard-Bleecker Automobile Company, sold and serviced Chalmers motor...
    • 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...

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