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    • Vance Alley

    • Named for Samuel Vance (d. 1805), merchant, who owned the property on the south side of the alley. His widow, Mary Walker (1768-1820), operated a boarding house here, "a mecca for young immigrants from the North." Inherited by daughter, Jane...
    • deRosset House

    • 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...
    • Mary Jane Langdon House

    • Italianate style house built for Mary Jane Halsey Langdon (1799-1883), widow of Samuel Langdon (1786-1832), merchant, to replace residence that burned. Inherited by granddaughter Jane Young (1849-1930), and husband, Thomas D. Meares, C.S.A....
    • Larkins House

    • 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...
    • Henry Latimer House

    • Italianate style dwelling built for Henry G. Latimer (1845-1929); and wife, Carrie. Mr. Latimer was a merchant and co-founder of Acme Manufacturing Company. House owned by Mary Hargrave Kenan (1842-1916) and heirs from 1903-1935.
    • Latimer House

    • Italianate style house built for Zebulon Latimer (1810-1881), native of Glastonbury, Connecticut, commission merchant; and wife, Elizabeth Savage (1819-1904). Remained in family unitl 1963 when purchased by the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society,...
    • James J. Allen House

    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for James Joseph Allen (1874-1953), native of Michigan, commission merchant and wholesale grocer; and wife, Maria Banks (1878-1967). Purchased in 1912 by John Haar (1844-1921), Register of Deeds for 18 years;...
    • Lazarus-Hill-Divine House

    • 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...
    • Love-Morrison House

    • Italianate style house built for John D. Love (1818-1877), merchant. Purchased in 1874 by Major Thomas Hall McKoy (1837-1902), Confederate officer, cotton buyer; and wife, Margaret Young Anderson (1847-1917). Purchased in 1926 by Benjamin R....
    • Platt-Sutherland House

    • Craftsman style bungalow built for Robert C. Platt (1870-1953), retail clothing merchant and clerk in city auditor's office; and wife Robbie Sutton (1881-1966), native of Burgaw. Purchased in 1961 by William Owen Sheppard Sutherland (1890-1969),...
    • Lazarus House Kitchen

    • 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,...
    • Ballard-Potter-Bellamy House

    • 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...
    • Goldstein-King House

    • Craftsman style bungalow built as rental property for Joseph Goldstein (1843-1928), native of Lithuania, clothing merchant; and wife, Lena Kabaka (1862-1950), native of Russia. Purchased in 1944 by Lucy Miles King (1884-1966); widow of Lott King...
    • Bradley-Green Building

    • Commercial building erected for George H. Bradley (1805-1880), native of New Haven, CT, boot and shoe merchant, after devastating fire of 1840 that destroyed much of block. From 1910 to 1963 this was the location of Greens Drug Store, operated by...
    • Bradley-Miller Building

    • 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....
    • Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr.

    • Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. (1858-1924) was a planter and land owner in the Lower Cape Fear region, credited with much of the agricultural and industrial development of the area. He was a wholesale...
    • Bradley-Latimer Summer House

    • Greek Revival style house built for Richard Bradley, Jr. (1811-1892), first commodore of the Carolina Yacht Club and partner in a Savannah lumber mill; and wife, Sarah Jane Williams (1815-1898). Purchased in 1855 by Zebulon Latimer (1810-1881),...


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