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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lucy M. Giles House

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    • Lucy Murchison Giles (1850-1913) inherited this property in 1867 from her father Joshua Grainger Wright, Jr. In 1896, the lot was divided for two Queen Anne style houses built for rental purposes by her husband, Clayton Giles (1844-1917). The...
    • Fowler-Pastis House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as rental property for John J. Fowler (1851-1915) civil servant and mayor; and wife, Lula Heiser, native of Sumter, SC. Purchased in 1948 by John B. Pastis (1909-1997), native of the Island of Icaria, Greece, owner and...
    • Captain Sanders House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built as rental property for William Albert Sanders (1866-1933), steamboat captain; and wife, Margaret McRackan (1879-1937), native of Southport, North Carolina.
    • E. Fleet Williams House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built as rental property for Edgar Fleet Williams (1889-1956), president of Diamond Steamboat and Wrecking Company; and wife, Sadie Exum (1894-1976), native of Snow Hill, NC.
    • 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...
    • Walker-Warshauer House

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    • Cottage built for Henry B. Walker (1842-1907), porter; and wife, Ellen Hayes (1843-1904). In 1940, purchased for rental property and converted to a duplex by Max Warshauer (1880-1949), native of Lithuania, merchant.
    • Strange-Simmons House

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    • Rental house built for Florence Rogers Strange (1865-1953), widow of Thomas Wright Strange (1855-1899). Altered to duplex by Byron R. Simmons (1896-1972), interior decorator; and wife, Frances Lewis (1896-1988). For thirty-two years, first floor...
    • Goodman House

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    • One of twin Queen Anne Style houses built as rental property for brothers William Goodman (1843-1911) and Bernhardt Goodman (1845-1913), natives of Ottershausen, Bavaria, and dry goods merchants. Remained in family until 1973.
    • Shipyard Canteen, World War I

    • Shipyards; World War I; Local history
    • Photograph of Liberty Shipyard Commissary during World War I. Marion Reaves is the young boy at the counter in the white shirt and tie. He worked from 11:30 through 12:30 for dinner, earning 50 cents a day. Marion W. Reaves (1904-1970) was the...
    • Evans-Moore House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as rental property for Allen E. Evans (1833-1882), grocer, barber and leader of the Rose Bud Brass Band; and wife, Charlotte Jackson (1838-1888). Purchased and remodeled in 1918 by E. Clayton Moore (1877-1940), native...
    • Gore Building

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    • Commercial structure built as rental property for Daniel Lennox Gore (1847-1925), native of Columbus County, Confederate veteran, and real estate investor. The first tenant, Pickard-Bleecker Automobile Company, sold and serviced Chalmers motor...
    • Peterson & Rulfs Building

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    • Neoclassical Revival style building constructed for Peterson & Rulfs Shoe Company. Williama Canover Peterson (1861-1940), native of Duplin County, and John Frederick Rulfs, Jr. (1869-1953), retired from their shoe business in 1929. Building...
    • Walker-Compos House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as rental property by James Walker (1826-1901), native of Scotland, architect and builder. Purchased in 1944 by Alex J. Compos (1908-1965); and wife, Polly, natives of Greece and proprietors of City Market Caf.
    • Taylor-Washington House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as rental property for John E. Taylor (1858-1925), deputy collector of US Customs and realtor. Purchased in 1921 by Edward G. Story, real estate developer and insurance broker; and wife, Mary Ellen Noyes. Inherited by...
    • Peter Rutledge Davis

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Contractors
    • Portrait of Peter Rutledge Davis. Peter Rutledge Davis (1942-) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in New Hanover County public schools and graduated from North Carolina State University. Since 1971, he has been a self-employed builder and...
    • Charlotte Sampson Johnson House

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    • Built for Charlotte Sampson (1838-1888), free black wife of John F. Johnson (d. 1864). Bequeathed to Thomas Wright Strange (1855-1899), city attorney and judge advocate. Used for rental income, the house remained in family for sixty-six years.
    • Dave Nathans

    • Churches; Historic preservation
    • Dave Nathans standing in front of what is probably St. Andrews' Presbyterian church during his work on its restoration. Dave Nathans, originally a contractor with Urban Building Development, became involved in the preservation and restoration at...

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