Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Kenneth M. Murchison of New York Architect
First example of the Italian Renaissance style house in Wilmington built for James Laurence Sprunt (1886-1973), agent for Alexander Sprunt & Son, the world's largest cotton exporter; and wife, Amoret Cameron Price (1891-1915), native of Asheville. Purchased in 1918 by Thomas Edward Sprunt (1854-1925), Vice-President of Citizens Bank & Trust Co. and Treasurer of Alexander Sprunt & Son; and wife, Amanda Nutt Parsley (1863-1938), Chapter house of Wilmington Chapter, American Red Cross from 1946 to 1986.
Erected by Historic Wilmington Foundation, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
Location. 34° 13.787′ N, 77° 56.871′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is on South Front Street south of Nun Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington NC 28401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daggett-Taylor House (a few steps from this marker); Residence of Edward B. Dudley (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Beery HouseAlex Manly (about 700 feet away); Edward B. Dudley (about 700 feet away); Cassidey Shipyard (about 700 feet away); James Sprunt (about 700 feet away); Gregory Normal Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
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