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    • Pembroke Jones

    • Shipbuilding industry; Rice--milling; Businessmen
    • Photograph of a portrait of Pembroke Jones. Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) was raised by his maternal aunt, Alice Heron London Dickinson, in Wilmington, NC and attended Cape Fear Academy. In 1879, he founded Carolina Rice Mills with Norwood Giles,...
    • Sprunt and Dudley Mansion

    • Dudley family, Sprunt family, Front St., Nun St., Governors, mansions
    • The stately mansion on the corner of Front and Nun streets has been the home of several prominent families. It is thought to have been constructed about 1825 by Governor Dudley (1789-1855). In 1836, he became the first popularly elected Governor of...
    • William H. Alderman House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for William Harriss Alderman (1851-1932), bookkeeper; and wife, Alice Guess Larkins (1852-1905), on property given to them by her parents, William and Belinda Larkins. After Mrs. Aldermans death, the family retained the...
    • Airlie Gardens - Swans on the pond.

    • Airlie Gardens, Swans
    • By 1910, Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) had acquired considerable acreage on the north shore of Bradley Creek. Jones was a wealthy man, who married Sadie Wharton Green (1859-1943). He named his property, "Airlie," after an English estate of the same...
    • Russelborough Monument - Brunswick County, NC.

    • Russelborough Monument, Monument, Stamp Act, Brunswick County
    • Russelborough was a residence on about five acres immediately north of the colonial Town of Brunswick. Captain John Russell of the British Navy bought the property from the Roger Moore estate. Royal Governor Arthur Dobbs purchased the property and...
    • Airlie Gardens - Lake.

    • Airlie Gardens, Lake
    • By 1910, Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) had acquired considerable acreage on the north shore of Bradley Creek. Jones was a wealthy man, who married Sadie Wharton Green (1859-1943). He named his property, "Airlie," after an English estate of the same...
    • Brink-Goodman House

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    • One of a pair of Italianate style houses built as rental property for Colonel Edwin R. Brink (1832-1922), native of New York and Postmaster of Wilmington from 1867 to 1885. Owned as rental property by William Goodman family from 1895 to 1944. Saved...
    • Brown-Lord House

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    • Basement timbers indicate house was here prior to the American Revolution. Robert Wells purchased this property in 1773. John Brown married Annabella Wells and lived here for many years. Property inherited by Columbia Brown Lord in 1857. Remained...
    • Airlie Gardens - Azaleas around lake.

    • Airlie Gardens, Azaleas, Lake
    • By 1910, Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) had acquired considerable acreage on the north shore of Bradley Creek. Jones was a wealthy man, who married Sadie Wharton Green (1859-1943). He named his property, "Airlie," after an English estate of the same...
    • Davis-Warshauer House

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    • Bungalow built as investment property for Dewey Hobson Davis of D.H. Furniture; and wife, Madeline Malbrant Poulifiant, native of France. Purchased in 1938 by Clara Goldstein Warshauer (1895-1991); and husband, Max Warshauer (1880-1949), native of...
    • 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,...
    • Cameron-Dixon House

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    • This property was sold in 1772 by Arthur Benning, Sheriff, to Archibald Maclain, attorney-at-law, who left the property to his daughter, Catherine, wife of George Hooper. In 1800, it was purchased by George Cameron, sea captain. From 1941 the house...
    • Heyer-Harrison House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Miss Maggie E. Heyer (1856-1944) as rental property. Remained in the family until purchased in 1949 by Vanus J. (1912-1970) and Rosa McIntire Harrison (1908-1965). He was a laborer and she ran a boarding house...
    • Orange Street - 500 block.

    • Orange Street
    • The residence of the Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina at 510 Orange Street. The diocese purchased the property about 1870 and the Bishop lived in a house that was already on the site. In 1905, it was decided to tear down the...
    • Gore-Martin House

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    • Cottage built as rental property for Rachel Litchfield Gore (1933-1914), native of Beaufort, SC. Purchased as rental property in 1912 by Cuthbert Martin (1875-1922), president-treasurer Peoples Supply Company; and wife, Bessie Ledford Gore...

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