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    • Southern Express Building

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    • Renaissance style building constructed for Colonel Kenneth M. Murchison (1831-1904), businessman and banker, who leased it to the Southern Express Company, a railway delivery service. Building sold in 1913 to Wilmington Star Company, newspaper...
    • Waterfront, Cape Fear River - Wilmington.

    • Waterfront, Cape Fear River, Destroyer, Blue, JoWaHa
    • The Destroyer, Blue, arrives in the port of Wilmington as a crowd watches at the foot of Market Street. The building on the river is known by the unusual name of the JoWaHa Building, built in 1904, and named for the owner, John W. Harper...
    • Agostini House

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    • Built by Francis Marie Agostini (1814-1887) as his family residence. Native of Vastia on the Island of Corsica, he came to Wilmington in 1843 and became a well known confectioner. House is still occupied by direct heirs.
    • The Glenn Restaurant

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    • Commercial building constructed for Esther Naomi Mintz Yopp (1891-1972) and built by contractor, Sam Blake. Occupied by various restaurants from 1947 to 1969. Building remains in family.
    • D.R. Foster Building

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    • Neo-Classical Revival style building constructed for David Russell Foster (1882-1933); and wife, Anna Stockwell (1885-1951), native of Canton, PA. He was the owner of D.R. Foster Company, realtors, developers and insurance agents; and founder of...
    • Murchison Building

    • Murchison Building
    • At eleven stories, the Murchison-First Union Building is the tallest structure in Wilmington. Built 1913-1914, Wilmington native, Kenneth M. Murchison (1872-1938) of New York, was the architect for the Neoclassical Revival building, which...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Seigler-Underwood Building

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    • Commercial structure built for Samuel Seigler (1884-1952), native of South Carolina, realtor. Purchased for rental property in 1923 by Ural Alexander Underwood (1873-1948), general contractor. Variously occupied by groceries, confectionaries, and...
    • Major William Arthur Snow

    • United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Wilmington District; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.
    • Military photograph of Major William Arthur Snow in uniform. William Arthur Snow (1894-1940) was born in New York and was a graduate of the United States Military Academy and M.I.T. A decorated veteran of World War I, he served with the 2nd...
    • Thomas Henry Wright Building

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    • Original portion of building erected as rental property for Thomas Henry Wright (1800-1866), physician, merchant, and President of the Bank of Cape Fear. Property remained in Wright family until 1957. Facade altered in 1915 by Henry E. Bonitz,...
    • Baptist Hill House

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    • A Baptist meeting house occupied this site as early as 1825. Front Street Baptist Church was constructed here in 1837 and served the congregation until 1866. Converted to residence when sold to John F. Stolter (1840-1903) and John M. Bremer...
    • Hale-Henderson House

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    • Dutch Colonial Revival style house built for John W. Hale, bookkeeper; and wife, Lona Allen. From 1930 to 1968, occupied by William Harman Henderson (1887-1971), Assistant Vice-president of Traffic for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and wife,...
    • Governor Dudley Mansion

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    • Built by Edward B. Dudley (1789-1855), rice planter, president of Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad Company and governor (1836-1841), first elected by popular vote. Purchased in 1885 by J. Pembroke Jones (1858-1919), capitalist; and wife, Sarah W....
    • George R. French & Sons Building

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    • Wilmingtons first iron-front and steel-frame structure, built for George Reade French (1802-1889), native of Massachusetts, boot and shoe merchant. George R. French & Sons, established in 1822, was continued by William A. French (1835-1907) and...

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