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    • Fred Retchin

    • Furniture industry; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners
    • Portrait of Fred Retchin. Fred Retchin (1929- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended New Hanover High School and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. When Retchin returned to Wilmington, he became part owner of Carolina Furniture until...
    • Aquilla Day

    • Free African Americans; Furniture making; Day, Thomas, 1748-1789
    • Portrait of a woman thought to be Aquilla Day, wife of Thomas Day. Aquilla Wilson Day (1830- ) was the wife of Thomas Day, a renowned artisan, furniture maker, woodworker, and a free black living in North Carolina. They married on January 7, 1830....
    • William "Billy" Hobbs Sutton

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners
    • William Hobbs Sutton was born in Wilmington, NC on June 23, 1925. Known as Billy, he attended Isaac Bear Elementary School and graduated from New Hanover High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. Billy went on to...
    • Bellamy Mansion Fire (2)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, historical district, historic buildings, 5th & Market St, mansions, fires, antique furniture, antebellum architecture
    • The terrible destruction caused by a fire in the Bellamy Mansion is shown by the debris littered floor, peeling wallpaper, scorched furniture [sideboards, table holding condiment containers, silver water pitcher and silver covered dish] in what...
    • 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...
    • Stein House

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    • Tudor Revival style house built for Harry J. Stein (1900-1990), native of London, England, draftsman and engineer with Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and wife Minnie Jaffe (1910-2001), native of Newcastle, England, manager of Castle Street Furniture...
    • Bradley-Miller Building

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    • Store and residence built for James A. Bradley (1814-1894), merchant, as rental property. Tenants included restaurants, furniture stores, a confectionery, a cigar factory and others. Purchased in 1941 by Israel Miller (1878-1942), clothier....
    • Davis-Warshauer House

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    • Bungalow built as investment property for Dewey Hobson Davis of D.H. Furniture; and wife, Madeline Malbrant Poulifiant, native of France. Purchased in 1938 by Clara Goldstein Warshauer (1895-1991); and husband, Max Warshauer (1880-1949), native of...
    • Ofiesh-Plisco Building

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    • Duplex stores and apartments built for George Ofiesh (1897-1929), native of Mouhaidee, Lebanon, confectioner; and wife, Emily E. (1907-1997) of Altoona, PA. Leo O. Plisco (1916- ) of Kinston, NC; and wife, Florence Snyderman (1920- ) of...
    • Archie Seigler

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; Dry cleaning industry
    • Portrait of Archie Seigler. Archie Seigler (1889-1970) was born in Dillon,SC, the first child born in the town. He joined his father's furniture business in 1905 and remained until WWI when he enlisted and was sent to France. Seigle endured...
    • Doral Cigarettes Billboard

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, advertisements, automobiles, streets, smokers, cigarettes,
    • Naegele sign "new! Doral full flavor, generic prices" located by the Will Rheder florist building where Dawson, Oleander and Wooster merge. Road construction at this site. Across the street is an office furniture outlet with a billboard looming...
    • Azalea Festival and Queens\03082

    • Azalea Festival
    • A marching band participates in the Azalea Festival Parade. Date not listed, but appears to be around 1960. Also pictured are businesses on North Front Street including: Brunswick Hotel, Roxy Cafe, Sears, Firestone, Sutton Council Furniture, and...
    • Azalea Festival and Queens\03084

    • Azalea Festival
    • A marching band makes its way down North Front Street during the Azalea Festival Parade. Date not listed, but appears to be around 1960. Pictured on the left are businesses including: Brunswick Hotel, Roxy Cafe, Sears, Firestone, Sutton Council...
    • Azalea Festival and Queens\03099

    • Azalea Festival
    • The Jacksonville High School Marching band from Jacksonville, North Carolina, participates in the Azalea Festival parade (c. 1960). A large crowd gathers to watch along North Front Street. Businesses depicted include Firestone, Sutton Council...
    • Jesse James Mohn House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built for Jesse James Mohn (1903-1967), native of Pender County, furniture store salesman and bondsman; and wife Ruth Vestus Gore (1917-1993), native of Columbus County and waitress at Dixie CafĂ©. The Mohns also ran the...
    • Bellamy-Evanson House

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    • Late Greek Revival style cottage built as investment property for Harriet Harlee Bellamy (1846-1924), native of Marion, SC, wife of Marsden Bellamy (1843-1909), attorney. Purchased in 1935 by Rebecca Wolff Evenson (1896-1969), native of England;...

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