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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Among the stops on this weekend’s Historic Home Tour is a home built in that was part of Wilmington’s first ever suburb.

Built in 1916, the Conrad Meister House at 1915 Market St. was somewhat of a mystery until owners Brian York and Shane Fernando brought it back to life.

The biggest piece it was missing, though, was its history, so Fernando decided to search through old records to learn about Meister.

“I did some more research. I found out he was an inventor. 1912 was the first year that he filed his first patent, and he invented railroad technology, and so he took his patent money, and he bought the lot,” Fernando said. “He did his next patent in 1916, and that’s when he built the house.”

The Historic Home Tour is Saturday and Sunday. Click here for ticket information.

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