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Block 153, 1881-1918, undated

 Series — Box: 7, Folder: 8, 9, 10, 11

Scope and Contents

Contains materials pertaining to real estate transactions of Wilmington’s Block 153, the parameters being S. Second Street, Market Street, S. Third Street, and Dock Street. These documents include envelopes, plat drawings, single sheets of notes, correspondence, mortgage certificates, deeds, Mechanics' Home Association documents, newspaper clippings, indentures, and court documents. Names of specific people mentioned in these records include George Parker, William Parker, Smallwood, Daniel L. Russell, A. D. Wessell, Andrew McDuffee, James Anderson, Mulligan, H. C. Evans, Valeria Meginney, John T. Rankin, W. J. Kelley, Geeley James, Burgwin, E. Claudia Wingate, Hansen Kelly, Oliver P. Meares, Eliza Ann Meares, J. B. Carr, Charles W. Bradley, H. C. Evans, James A. Bradley, Dink Holmes, Mary B. Washington, George Wheeler, Alice Sellers, Clarence A. Davis, Georgia A. Davis, William Counsel, Sol Abramowitz, Mary Crawford, Henly Peterson, Owen Berney, Elizabeth Burney, William A. Johnson, Anna Johnson, Addie Moore, Hattie Mitchell, W. J. Johnson, Katie Johnson, S. B. Everett, John Brown, Ashley, Ruth E. Curtis, E. D. Hall, Thomas Evans, J. N. Valentine, Owen L. Stubbs, Joseph H. Waters, Joseph Kindrick, Sophia Wilkins, and John Owens. This list is not conclusive, as many records are incomplete or illegible. Specific dates mentioned in these records include 1881, 1890, 1892, 1893, 1902, 1911, and 1918, although the bulk of the materials are undated and likely range from the 1870s to 1920.


  • Creation: 1881-1918, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Access to some materials in this collection has been restricted by Special Collections in order to preserve the original materials. Contact the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History at for information on access to this collection.


From the Collection: 24 Containers (Contains 18 bankers boxes, 2 document boxes, 1 oversize box, and 3 oversize folders)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository