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    • McGhee House

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    • Residence built for Henry McGhee (1869-1918), cook; and wife, Elizabeth Whitehead (1873-1931). Three of their eleven children remained in the house after their parents deaths: Hettie, a seamstress; Mozelle, a Peabody School teacher; and Lisbon...
    • John William King House

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    • BUilt for John William King (1851-1923), upholster; and wife, Carrie V. Williams (1852-1935). Remained in the family for twenty-four years. In 1929, purchased by Frfank P. Newkirk (1895-1975), elevator operator at the US Custom House; and wife,...
    • Quince Building

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    • Warehouse constructed by 1835 for the Quince family. During the Civil War occupied by auctioneers who sold goods brought into the port by blockade runners. Remained in Quince family until 1883. Purchased in 1910 by R.R. Stone and remained in family...
    • 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...
    • Smith-Gore House

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    • Built for James C. Smith, (1830-1888) commission merchant as his residence. In 1853 he married Mary Ann Costin, daughter of Miles Costin. The property remained in family until 1890, when purchased by Daniel Lenox Gore and remained in family until...
    • Nathaniel Jacobi

    • Hardware stores; Jews--History; Immigrants; Businessmen
    • Photograph of Nathanial Jacobi. Nathaniel Jacobi was born in 1828 in London, England, and his family immigrated to the United States in 1832. Jacobi discovered Wilmington, NC through a military mission during the Civil War and after the war he...
    • French-King House

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    • Greek Revival style house built for George Reade French (1802-1889), native of Fall River, MA, boot and shoe merchant; and wife, Sarah Caroline Weeks (1809-1867). Front section added in 1871 and Queen Anne style porch installed by 1895 when house...
    • Northrop-Oldham House

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    • Federal style house built for Isaac Northrop (1796-1862), native of Connecticut, owner of tanning and currying business; and wife, Susan Harriss (1812-1862). Remained in family until 1869. Purchased in 1910 by Captain William P. Oldham (1836-1918)....
    • Mary Jane Langdon House

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    • Italianate style house built for Mary Jane Halsey Langdon (1799-1883), widow of Samuel Langdon (1786-1832), merchant, to replace residence that burned. Inherited by granddaughter Jane Young (1849-1930), and husband, Thomas D. Meares, C.S.A....
    • Willson-Powell House

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    • Built for William Alexander Willson, Jr. (1865-1949), accountant for American Railway Express; and wife, Mary Hart Morris (1874-1965). Purchased in 1918 by John F. Powell (1884-1948), native of Ireland; and wife, Dorothy Palmer (1893-1954)....
    • Delgado Mill Office

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    • Queen Anne style office building constructed for Delgado Cotton Mill (1899-1930), established by Edwin C. Holt, North Carolina textile magnate. It is the only surviving brick building from the original mill complex. The offices remained here...
    • Eakins House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Ralph P. Eakins (1890-1937), salesman with Bluethenthal Company, dry goods, and Pullman Car Lines conductor; and wife, Ella Brady (1886-1955), city assistant librarian. House remained in family until 1958.
    • George Honnet House, Front and Nun St.

    • Honnet family, jewelers, Front St., Nun St., George Honnet House
    • Italianate style house built on Sunset Hill by George Honnet (1843-1913), native of Baltimore, jeweler and watchmaker; and wife, Marie Otterbourg (1848-1913). Colossal Neoclassical portico added in 1914 by son, George (1880-1962), a jeweler. House...
    • Larkins House

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    • Family residence of William Larkins (1829-1891), Wilmington native, wholesale grocer & liquor dealer, cashier of First National Bank, and rice planter. House sold in 1903 to Samuel Behrends, merchant and furniture store owner, in whose family it...
    • Toon House

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    • Italianate style house built for William Pinckney Toon (1858-1942); and wife, Emily Mae Glenn (1864-1920), co-owners of Brown and Toon wholesale grocers. Remained in family until 1983.
    • Bagg House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Horace Alexander Bagg (1825-1910), native of Gilbertsville, NY; and wife, Julia E. Robitsch (1838-1885), native of Long Creek, Pender County, NC. He was a naval stores inspector and served as city treasurer and...
    • McCulloch B. Wilson House

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    • Originally built in bungalow-style for McCulloch Brogden Wilson (1884-1969), auditor for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and wife, Alma Kate Peschau (1890-1929). House enlarged in 1932 to Dutch Colonial Revival style after Wilson's second...
    • Durham-Davis House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for James H. Durham (1849-1922), native of Wayne County, NC, dentist; and wife, Nellie Alston (1857-1884), native of Pittsboro, NC. Purchased in 1923 by Charles B. Davis (1877-1959), clerk with the Atlantic Coast Line...
    • Evans House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as investment property for Annie C. Evans (1868-1928); and husband, Daniel W. Evans (1864-1899), attorney, barber and Master of New Light Masonic Lodge. Purchased in 1918 by Francis Marion Foy (1855-1930), native of...
    • Eilers House

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    • Italianate style house built for Herman B. Eilers (1817-1886), commission merchant, charter member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church; and wife, Mary Dorothea Adelaide Runge (1814-1891), natives of Germany. House remained in family for seventy-nine years.

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