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    • Vance Alley

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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...
    • Eilers House

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    • Italianate style house built for Herman B. Eilers (1817-1886), commission merchant, charter member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church; and wife, Mary Dorothea Adelaide Runge (1814-1891), natives of Germany. House remained in family for seventy-nine years.
    • Esther Cohen Lazarus

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    • Painted oil portrait of Esther Cohen Lazarus. Esther Cohen Lazarus became the first wife of Aaron Lazarus , son of a wealthy Charleston merchant on May 10, 1803. They had eight children, seven of whom lived to adulthood. At that time, there was...
    • Fanning House

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    • Italianate style house built for Phineas Wines Fanning (1799-1880), native of Nantucket, MA; house, ship and sign painter, Grand Master of Masons in North Carolina from 1844 to 1846. Purchased in 1883 by Joseph Newman (1810-1887), native of...
    • Elliott-Brown House

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    • Built by Mary Taylor Elliott (1835-1907), native of Fayetteville, NC; widow of William P. Elliott, merchant and co-owner of steamboat line. Earl Williams Brown (1909-1971), a Master Printer, owned the house from 1934 to 1971. Queen Anne style...
    • Henry Latimer House

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    • 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.
    • Walker-Warshauer House

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    • Cottage built for Henry B. Walker (1842-1907), porter; and wife, Ellen Hayes (1843-1904). In 1940, purchased for rental property and converted to a duplex by Max Warshauer (1880-1949), native of Lithuania, merchant.
    • Latimer House

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    • 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,...
    • Sternberger-Small House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built by Solomon Sternberger (1870-1945), dry goods merchant, for son, Julius Earl "Jinx" Sternberger (1897-1966), World War I veteran, realtor, director of Carolina Savings & Loan; and wife, Sadibel Simon (1904-1983),...
    • James J. Allen House

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    • 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

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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...
    • Wooster House

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    • Greek Revival style house built by John Wooster (1791-1869), native of Connecticut, dry goods merchant with Wooster, Anderson and Company; and wife, Lucy A. Wright (1801-1864). Inherited by son, Capt. John L. Wooster (1831-1885), attorney,...
    • Fanning House

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    • Italianate style house built for Phineas Wines Fanning (1799-1880), native of Nantucket, MA; house, ship and sign painter, Grand Master of Masons in North Carolina from 1844 to 1846. Purchased in 1883 by Joseph Newman (1810-1887), native of Kingdom...
    • Warshauer House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style duplex designed and built as residence by Max Warshauer (1880-1949), native of Lithuania, merchant; and wife, Clara Goldstein (1895-1991). Property remains in family.

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