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    • Perdew-Koonce House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for William Edgar Perdue (1865-1934), civic leader and partner in J. W. Murchison & Son., hardware wholesalers. Purchased in 1946 by Henry Farrior Koonce (1897-1976), salesman; and wife Alda Howard...
    • Bill Head From Hall and Pearsall

    • Hall family, Pearsall family, grocers, wholesalers, fertilizer
    • The Hall and Pearsall Warehouse was located at 711 Nutt St. Oscar Pearsall worked for Edwards and Hall, Wholesale Grocers until 1875 when he became partner and changed the name to Hall & Pearsall. The firm specialized in staples such as rice,...
    • Portrait of Helen Lovering as a Child

    • studio portrait, children
    • A studio portrait of Helen Lovering, with the description that she was 1 year, 3 days old at the time of the photograph. Although born in Hawthorne, New Jersey, Lovering had strong family ties to Wilmington, North Carolina and lived there for most...
    • Benjamin Beery

    • Beery, Benjamin Washington, 1822-1892; Shipyards
    • Studio portrait of Benjamin Beery. Benjamin Washington Beery (1822-1892) was born in Brunswick County, NC. He was a partner in the Cassidey and Beery shipyard in Wilmington, NC. He was a privateer early in the Civil War, but then returned to...
    • Silas Nelson Martin

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; City council members; Railroads
    • Photograph of Silas Nelson Martin. Silas Nelson Martin (1828-1877) was born in Maine, the son of Silas Hosmore and Margaret Martin. He settled in Wilmington, NC in 1846 and joined the firm of Potter & Kidder. He became partner in the firm in 1953...
    • Altaffer House

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    • Italianate style house built by Gerard Morgan Altaffer (1829-1907), pattern maker, contractor and partner of Altaffer & Price, makers of sash, doors and blinds; and wife, Mary R. Harris (1835-1901). Purchased for rental property in 1883 by Henry...
    • Neil M. McEachern House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Neil Morris McEachern (1867-1929), partner in John S. McEachern Sons, purveyors of grain, hay and feed; and wife, Drusilla Roland Perry (1866-1942), native of Bladen County. In 1941, sold to Ruth Tyler...
    • John C. Bailey House

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    • Italianate style house built for John C. Bailey (1818-1880), native of Norway, patternmaker and partner in Hart & Bailey, Iron and Brass Foundry; and wife, Elizabeth Ann Rundlett (1817-1900), native of Vermont. Purchased in 1941 by Samuel C. Kellam...
    • Portrait of Helen Lovering as a Young Girl

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    • Studio portrait of Helen Lovering from January 28, 1917. After the family settled in Wilmington from New York in 1922, Helen lived in the Meares family home on Market Street until her death in 1999. She retired from Lovering Office Service and...
    • McCartney House

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    • House built for John Currie McCartney (1858-1937), partner in J.C. McCartney & Son, plumbers; and wife, Laura Ann Grant (1860-1947). Remained in family for forty-nine years.
    • Forshee-Sprunt House

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    • Italianate style house built for James M. Forshee, native of Philadelphia and partner in Kenan & Forshee, commission merchants; and wife, Sallie M. Extensively remodeled in 1920 by J. Laurence Sprunt (1866 - 1973), cotton broker; and wife, Annie...
    • Benjamin W. Beery House

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    • Italianate style house built for Benjamin Washington Beery (1822-1892), partner in Cassidey & Beery Shipyard; and wife, Ann Eliza Williams (1827-1865). Served as school and convent of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, 1869-1870. Double piazzas added by...
    • Foy-Taylor House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built as investment property for Newton Fisher (1889-1951). Purchased in 1923 by Norwood Leslie Foy (1891-1990), native of Scotts Hill, NC, partner in Foy-Roe & Company, retail clothing; and wife, Elizabeth Southerland...
    • 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...
    • Wallace Carmichael Murchison

    • Law firms; Lawyers; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Photograph used by Andrews Mortuary in Mr. Murchison's obituary. Wallace Carmichael Murchison (1919-2013) was born in Wilmington, NC. He is the son of Wilmington doctor, David Reid Murchison. Wallace Murchison attended Tileston High School and...
    • Unknown Woman at Orton Plantation

    • Orton Plantation
    • Helen Lovering's shadow can be seen taking the photograph of this unknown woman in front of a treet at Orton Plantation. Although born in Hawthorne, New Jersey, Helen had strong family ties to Wilmington and lived there for most of her adult...
    • Jones-Mitchell House

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    • Built for Jane Jones (1786-1855), this house was remodeled in the Italianate style during the ownership of Benjamin F. Mitchell (1812-1894); and wife, Sarah Swann (1813-1881). A native of Maine, he was a partner in the firm of Mitchell and...
    • Skinner House, Captain

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Emily J. Erambert Skinner (1835-1897), wife of Samuel Wallace Skinner (1837-1907), ship builder and partner in Evans & Skinner Marine Railway. Purchased in 1929 by Harriss Bellamy Stone (1901-1956), owner of Marine...
    • Andrew Smith House

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    • Italianate style house built for Andrew Smith (1849-1907). A native of Sweden, he was a partner in Smith & Hanson, ship chandlers. Later engaged in real estate and brick manufacture. His wife, Lisette Miller (1853-1930), was a native of Hannover,...

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