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    • Yopp-Costello Building

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    • Commercial building constructed as part of a Neoclassical Revival style complex with adjoining properties at 213 and 215 Princess Street. Purchased in 1906 by Walter E. Yopp (1860-1933); and wife, Emma Donnelly (1872-1955), who operated a funeral...
    • Herbert Fisher

    • Wilmington College; Endowments; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Black and white head shot of Herbert Fisher. Herbert Theodore Fisher (1929- ) was born in Bullock Hospital in Wilmington, NC. He went to Chestnut Street Junior High and then New Hanover High School, where he graduated in 1949. He then enrolled...
    • Edwin Cameron Holt

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    • Edwin Cameron Holt, president Delgado Mills. Edwin Cameron Holt was a native of Graham, N.C. Born May 11, 1861, he came from a successful family of cotton mill owners. He attended Davidson College but left in his junior year due to poor health,...
    • Ahrens Building

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    • Neoclassical Revival style commercial building commissioned by Benjamin H.J. Ahrens (1844-1912), native of Germany, grocer, for sons Eduard (1876-1961), and Adolph G. (1882-1953), who operated Ahrens Brothers Wholesale Drug Company here for...
    • Loughlin Cottage

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built for Joseph J. Loughlin (1881-1918); and wife, Eleanor King (1885-1941), native of Philadelphia. He was secretary-treasurer and general manager of the New Hanover Transit Company, a primary developer of Carolina Beach....
    • Audubon Trolley Station

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    • Constructed to coincide with the development of the suburb Audubon, this is the only surviving passenger shelter of twenty stops on the electric trolley line between Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. The line, owned and operated by the Tide Water...
    • Henry Louis Vollers

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Bankers; Grocery trade
    • Portrait of Henry Vollers. Henry Louis Vollers (1859-1922) was born in Wilmington, NC, the son of German immigrants. Vollers was in the grocery business, a member of the firm of Turrentine, Vollers & Company in 1889. He opened his own wholesale...
    • Munds Drug Store

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    • Commercial building constructed as rental property for Solomon (1832-1904), Samuel (1837-1903) and Marcus (1843-1887) Bear, natives of Bavaria, Germany, and dry goods merchants. Remained in Bear family until 1985. James Dickinson Munds (1855-1893)...
    • 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...
    • Piner-McFarlane Building

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    • Commercial structure built along automobile row for Thomas Deveraux Piner, Sr. (1888-1969) as tire vulcanizing plant. From 1922 accommodated automotive garage, sales, and supplies. Purchased in 1944 by George McFarlane, Sr. (1895-1989), who...
    • Princess Street - 200 block.

    • Princess Street, Feast of Pirates, Robber's Row
    • The north side of the block contains a number of business establishments of interest. The Barrel Cleaners was owned by Tassie N. Costello, a native of Greece, who continued at the same location until the 1970s. Next to the cleaners is the Wilder...
    • Oldham-Allison Building

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    • Mission Revival style building constructed as a grist mill for Captain William P. Oldham (1836-1918), native of Orange County, NC, and Confederate officer. Occupied variously by a stable, ice and cold storage company, and welding and auto repair...
    • J.W. Brooks Building

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    • Unique over-water warehouse constructed for John Wesley Brooks (1868-1937), wholesale grocer; and wife, Rosa Jenrette (1871-1955), natives of Brunswick County. The family business, Brooks Cash Grocery Company, operated here until 1978.
    • Pearl Winner Russell

    • Carolina Beach (N.C.); Pianists; Businesswomen
    • News photograph of Pearl Winner Russell playing the piano. Pearl Winner Russell (1902-1984) was the granddaughter of Joseph L. Winner, one of the first residents of Carolina Beach, NC. He arrived in 1880, and laid out one of the first streets,...
    • Maria McKoy House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built as rental property for Maria Brown McKoy (1855-1942), widow of Robert Hassell McKoy (1855-1901), attorney. Purchased in 1943 by Frank Lem (1916-1990), owner of the New China Restaurant; and wife, Velma Walker...
    • Thomas W. Brown House

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    • Greek Revival style house built as rental property for Thomas W. Brown (1803-1872), native of New York, jeweler, watch maker, and silversmith; and wife, Sarah Elizabeth Beebe (1819-1898). Purchased in 1913 and moved from Walnut Street by James M....
    • Sue Lem

    • New Hanover County Public Library (New Hanover County, N.C.); William Madison Randall Library; Clothing trade
    • Sue Lim sitting at her clothing store No Sweat. Sue J. Lem (1955- ) is a native of Wilmington, NC. She has worked at both the New Hanover County Public Library, and at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Randall Library. In the late...

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