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Wilmington Historic District, Jowaha Building, 2 South Water Street, Wilmington, New Hanover County, NC



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Location
2 South Water Street, Wilmington, NC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NC-325-A
Significance: The Jowaha Building was constructed for Captain John W. Harper; its name combines the first letters of his name. Purchased in 1911 by B.O. and R.R. Stone, a wholesale grocery company, the building was occupied by various grocers, ships chandlers, and an iron works. The building remained in possession of the Stone Family from 1911 to the present. O.E. Durant, a wholesale grocer and ship's chandler occupied the building from 1918 to 1972, evolving into one of the area's leading ship chandelling operations.

Subjects
Business Enterprises
Commerce
Stores & Shops


Related Names
Harper, Capt. John W.
Stone, B. O.
Stone, R. R.
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Gunter, Carol, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR, JOWAHA BUILDING LOOKING EAST FROM RIVER
2. EXTERIOR, NORTH SIDE AND EAST FRONT
3. EXTERIOR, SOUTH SIDE AND EAST FRONT


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