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Historic homes help mark Black History Month in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s Black History Month, and the Historic Wilmington Foundation celebrated by marking two historic homes important to the city’s African-American history.

The Snipes-Taylor Home on McRae St. was built in 1911. It was the home of Robert Robinson Taylor, the first black graduate of MIT, who designed most of the buildings at Tuskeegee University.

The Moore-Davis House was built in 1898 as a rental home, and was owned by French Davis, Jr., the founder of French Davis Funeral Home. It has been in his family since 1970.

“Everything has changed, of course, throughout the years, but this is one factor that can be stable in this community, and it will remain,” homeowner Sadie Davis Graham said. “Knowing that this is a house that is still in the davis family is very important to me.”

The executive director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation says that homes like these mark our past, present and future one home a time.

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