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    • Grant-Stevenson House

    • North wing, c. 1875, built for Ruben Grant (1810-1880), Methodist minister; and wife, Sarah Ann Dawson (1823-1888). South wing, c. 1872, built for James C. Stevenson (1847-1907), wholesale grocer; and wife, Elizabeth J. Smith (1850-1919). Son,...
    • 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,...
    • Adrian House

    • Alrich Adrian (1834-1897); and wife, Christine Fraas (1850-1937), natives of Germany, built the Tuscan Villa style house in 1875. Adrian was a city alderman and co-owner of Adrian & Vollers, wholesale grocery. The Z.W. Whitehead family owned the...
    • Larkins House

    • 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...
    • Ahrens Building

    • Neoclassical Revival style commercial building commissioned by Benjamin H.J. Ahrens (1844-1912), native of Germany, grocer, for sons Eduard (1876-1961), and Adolph G. (1882-1953), who operated Ahrens Brothers Wholesale Drug Company here for...
    • James J. Allen House

    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for James Joseph Allen (1874-1953), native of Michigan, commission merchant and wholesale grocer; and wife, Maria Banks (1878-1967). Purchased in 1912 by John Haar (1844-1921), Register of Deeds for 18 years;...
    • Duncan McEachern

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Grocery trade; North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
    • Studio portrait of Duncan McEachern. Duncan McEachern (1859-1925) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was in the wholesale grocery business and purchased an interest in the Holmes Grocery Company after the death of Gabriel Holmes. He also owned a naval...
    • Henry Louis Vollers

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Bankers; Grocery trade
    • Portrait of Henry Vollers. Henry Louis Vollers (1859-1922) was born in Wilmington, NC, the son of German immigrants. Vollers was in the grocery business, a member of the firm of Turrentine, Vollers & Company in 1889. He opened his own wholesale...
    • Robert R. Bellamy Building

    • Commercial structure built as rental property for Robert R. Bellamy (1861-1926), owner of wholesale drug business and officer of Delgado Cotton Mills. Originally constructed as a boot and shoe store; later occupied by clothing stores and jewelers....
    • J.W. Murchison House

    • French eclectic style house built for Joel Williams Murchison (1853-1926), founder of J. W. Murchison Co., wholesale hardware; and wife, Loulie Hay Atkinson (1860-1922). Front and south porches removed c.1933 and entry added. House remains in the...
    • McClellan Livery Building

    • Commercial building constructed as rental property for the Hanover Trust Company. First used as stables by W.B. McClellan & Son. Other tenants included a variety of automobile dealerships, repair and upholstery; wholesale feeds and groceries; and...
    • Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr.

    • Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. (1858-1924) was a planter and land owner in the Lower Cape Fear region, credited with much of the agricultural and industrial development of the area. He was a wholesale...
    • Oldham-Allison Building

    • Mission Revival style building constructed as a grist mill for Captain William P. Oldham (1836-1918), native of Orange County, NC, and Confederate officer. Occupied variously by a stable, ice and cold storage company, and welding and auto repair...
    • J.W. Brooks Building

    • Unique over-water warehouse constructed for John Wesley Brooks (1868-1937), wholesale grocer; and wife, Rosa Jenrette (1871-1955), natives of Brunswick County. The family business, Brooks Cash Grocery Company, operated here until 1978.
    • Philander Pearsall House

    • Queen Anne style house built on Sunset Hill for Philander Pearsall (1855-1937), native of Duplin County, wholesale grocer; and wife, Mary Moore Brown (1861-1952), native of West Virginia, civic leader. Purchased in 1944 by Elijah O. Hewlett...


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