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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...
    • 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, Marion Banks (1878-1967). Purchased in 1912 by John Haar (1844-1921), Register of Deeds for 18 years;...
    • Platt-Sutherland House

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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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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....
    • Bradley-Latimer Summer House

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    • 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),...
    • Burgwin-Wright House

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    • Georgian style house built on foundation of abandoned jail for John Burgwin (1731-1803), merchant and lawyer, Clerk of Court in Bladen and New Hanover counties, Clerk of NC Provincial Assembly, Secretary to Royal Governor Dobbs and Treasurer of...
    • John Bascom & Mary Lilly Mercer

    • Shoe stores; Patents
    • John Bascom Mercer and Mary Lilly Mercer at the photographer's studio. John Bascom Mercer (1855-1913) was a respected shoe merchant in Wilmington, NC. His older brother died at Gettysburg. He invented and patented a metal coin holder. John's...
    • 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...
    • Wilder-Bulluck House

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    • Italianate style house built for Liet. Jesse Wilder (1834-1914), native of Onslow County, turpentine manufacturer, naval stores merchant, and Confederate veteran; and wife, Fannie D. Ellis (1842-1882). In 1897, purchased by David W. Bulluck...
    • Conoley House

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    • Believed to be built by John J. Conoley (1818-1870), as his family residence. A merchant in the Saddlery business, he was a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1857 he was elected special magistrate, an office which he held for many years. Purchased...
    • 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...
    • Cowan House

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    • Believed to have been constructed by Jane Cowan, second wife of Governor Edward B. Dudley and remained in Cowan family until 1871. Purchased by Captain W.P. Oldham (1836-1918), commission merchant, grist mill owner, clerk of the board of audit and...
    • Richard Langdon House

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    • Federal style house built for Richard Langdon (1753-1810), native of New Hampshire, merchant; and wife, Jane Dunbibin Ward. In 1812, the widow Jane married Samuel Russell Jocelyn (1764-1816), native of Connecticut, attorney. Purchased in 1829, by...
    • Craig House

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    • Built by William Edward Craig, a merchant in the cooper business located in this same block until 1883, at which time he opened a grocery store at Sixth and Wooster streets. In 1891 his wife, Hester Jane Craig sold property to John C. Davis. House...

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