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Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fanning House

c. 1850

 

J.C. and R.B. Wood, Builders

 
Fanning House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2014
1. Fanning House Marker
Inscription.
Italianate style house built for Phineas Wines Fanning (1799-1880), native of Nantucket, MA; editor and publisher of the Wilmington Free Press; house, ship and sign painter. He was master of St. John's Masonic Lodge and Grand Master of Masons in North Carolina from 1844 to 1846. Purchased in 1863 by Joseph Newman (1810-1887), native of the Kingdom of Hannover, Germany, dry goods merchant.
 
Erected by Historic Wilmington Foundation, Inc.
 
Location. 34° 13.973′ N, 77° 56.799′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Orange Street and South Second Street, on the right when traveling east on Orange Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 Orange Street, Wilmington NC 28401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adrian House (a few steps from this marker); William E. Worth House (within shouting distance of this marker); George Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Toomer Moore (within shouting distance of this marker); William W. Loring (about 300 feet
Fanning House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2014
2. Fanning House
away, measured in a direct line); St. John's Lodge (about 300 feet away); Whistler's Mother (about 300 feet away); Catherine Kennedy Home (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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