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    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Cassidey-Harper House

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    • Built as family residence by James Cassidey (1792-1866), native of Salisbury, MA, who with his sons operated an extensive shipyard and marine railway at river below house. Confederate ironclad RALEIGH was constructed there. His daughter, Anne E....
    • Wilmington Civic Ballet Class

    • Ballet; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • A Wilmington Civic Ballet class about to give their spring recital at Kenan auditorium on the UNC Wilmington campus. Just right of center is Johanna Hickman. Johanna M. Hickman (1981- ) is a native of Wilmington. She graduated from New Hanover...
    • English Steamer

    • commodities, crops, Cape Fear River, exports, steamers, businesses, warehouses
    • Bales of cotton being brought in and hoisted onto a ship at Alexander Sprunt and Son on Nutt St. Men can be seen on the wharf and on the ship. Sprunt was one of the largest cotton exporters in the South. The company also operated the Champion...
    • Crocker-Spillman House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for N.J. Crocker, president of Buell-Crocker Lumber Company. Purchased in 1945 by John J. Spillman (1871-1951), commercial photographer, native of Yadkin County, NC; and wife, Lillian Snipes (1877-1959),...
    • A. David Building

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    • Italianate style commercial structure built for Abram David (1844-1914), native of Gimsheim, Germany, dry goods merchant specializing in mens clothing. From 1909 to 1958 operated as various mens shops. Facades restored in 1983.

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