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Building History

Historic Home Tour: Elliott-Brown House

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videoOn this weekend's Historic Home Tour, you can walk into a home that nearly did not make it to 2014. The Elliott-Brown House is a Queen Anne style home at 218 S. 2nd St. It was built in 1897 for Mary Taylor Elliott, who was the widow of a merchant. Full story...
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Historic Home Tour: Parmele-Williams House

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videoOn this year's Historic Home Tour, you will find a home that did not always stand at 213 N. 6th St. The Parmele-Williams House built in 1849 was saved by the Historic Wilmington Foundation and moved from N. 3rd St. in 1997. Full story...
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Historic Home Tour: Neil McEachern House

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videoThe Neil McEachern House at 214 N. 6th St. is certainly one of a kind, and it's part of this year's Historic Home Tour. Full story...
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Historic Home Tour: Conrad Meister House

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videoAmong 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. Full story...
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Historic Home Tour: J. Lowell White House

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videoThe J. Lowell White Hhouse has unique charm and lots of history. This stop on this weekend's Historic Home Tour was built in 1925. Located at 318 N. 18th St., it has only changed hands three times since then. Full story...
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Historic Home Tour: St. Stephen AME Church

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videoSt. Stephen African Methodist Episcopal Church is just one of many stops on this year's Azalea Festival Home Tour. The church still serves as a center for worship and community events. Full story...
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Historic Home Tour: Yopp-Goodman House

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videoWe're giving you a sneak peak of houses on the Historic Home Tour all week. The Yopp-Goodman home is filled with treasures of the past, antique instruments and ghosts? Full story...
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Antebellum farm house up for sale

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video A historical reminder of New Hanover County's agricultural past is up for sale. The Martindale house witnessed the Civil War, the Great Depression and both World Wars. Now it can be yours. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Barbary Coast

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videoIn Wilmington there are plenty of watering holes to choose from and many with colorful pasts. This one is the oldest bar in town with a history that gets better every time it’s told. ”The Barbary has been here almost 72 years as the Barbary Coast,” Co-owner Eli Ellsworth told us. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Wilmington History app

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video How one man turned his love of history into one of those ideas, you wish you would have thought of. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Jacob’s Run

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video It's the sound of water running, running from Wilmington's past to the present. A sewer system that put us on the map. Jacob’s Run is this week’s building history. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Front Street Inn

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videoIt was built in the 1920’s on Front Street to house those in need, now those in need of a nice room can stay here. The Front Street Inn is this week’s Building History. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Hughes Brothers Tires

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videoA business started in the 20’s and a landmark built in the 30’s, it is still run by a man who loves to keep people rolling. ”Been in the tire business for about 41 years.” John Allen says. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Alicia Ross' new house

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video There is something new in old Wilmington and we were there every step of the way. Alicia Ross built a brand new home that fits perfectly with the historic homes on the block. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Hall's Drug Store

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video "In 1901 my grandfather had just gotten out of Pharmacy school, he opened up Hall's Drug store.” Alex Hall told us. Full story...
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