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    • A.C.L. Freight Warehouse

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Warehouses, Waterfront
    • This b&w photograph features an aerial view of the A.C.L. Freight Warehouse and portions of the "A" building warehouse--both of which would later serve as home of the Wilmington Railroad Museum.
    • Calder-Thorpe Warehouse

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    • Vernacular style warehouse built for Phila Lazarus Calder (1806-1888), who inherited property from her father, Aaron Lazarus (1771-1841). Remained in family until purchased in 1910 by W.B. Thorpe & Company which used this and the adjacent warehouse...
    • Rankin & Martin Warehouse

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    • Vernacular style warehouse built for Rankin & Martin, naval stores merchants. Purchased in 1889 by Burr & Bailey Ironworks. Acquired in 1902 by Wilmington Towing & Construction Company and occupied by W.B. Thorpe & Company, dealers in coal, wood...
    • Wilmington Waterfront in 1875 and 1912.

    • waterfront, Wilmington Compress, Champion Compress, Cotton, Wharves, Sprunt
    • 1875, Wilmington Compress and Warehouse Co., 1912, Champion Compress and Warehouse Co. (Taken from "Wilmington: The Metropolis and Port of North Carolina, Its Advantages and Interests, 1912, by the Chamber of Commerce.)
    • W. B. Thorpe & Co.

    • W. B. Thorpe & Co., Thorpe, Water Street, Ann Street
    • W. B. Thorpe & Co., Northeast corner of Water and Ann streets. Vernacular style warehouse built for Phila Lazarus Calder (1806-1888), who inherited property from her father, Aaron Lazarus (1771-1841). Remained in family until purchased in 1910 by...
    • 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,...
    • William Joseph Woodward

    • Woodward, William, 1843-1907
    • Studio portrait of William Woodward seated with his sons. William Joseph Woodward was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on September 1, 1843. He was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War, a member of the 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment...
    • Books for Servicemen and Servicewomen

    • Reading, military, packages, New Hanover County, North Carolina
    • Caroleen Hall packs paperback books into cardboard boxes to be weighed before they are shipped to service men and servicewomen overseas. She is an employee of Cape Fear Bonded Warehouse, where the books are being packed.
    • Ebert-Artis House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built for Harry Waddell Ebert (1898-1944), Wilmington Fire Department Captain; and wife, Mary Edna Zellers (1907-2001). Purchased in 1973 by Edgar W. Artis (1917-1990), warehouse manager; and wife, Carrie Davis...
    • J. Haughton James House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built for J. Haughton James (1886-1939), President of the General Insurance Agency, Inc.; and wife, Isabel Clark (1889-1991). Until 1992 residence of daughter, Isabel (1913- ), President of National Society of the...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train
    • Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad in the world. Some years later, that railroad...
    • 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...
    • Freight Warehouse & Office

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    • Built for the Wilmington, Columbia & Augusta Railroad; acquired through merger by the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad and later the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, who added the three-story freight office in 1900. Saved for preservation by Historic...
    • J.G. McNeill

    • Tobacco farmers; Columbus County (N.C.); Pecan industry
    • Head shot of Mr. J.G. McNeill. James Galen "Mac" McNeill (1915-2002) was the mayor of Fairbluff, NC, from 1971 through 1993. He was a paratrooper during World War II. He operated a tobacco warehouse and was a pecan buyer in Columbus County, NC. ...

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