302 FORMOSA AVE. - WHEELER HOUSE

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302 FORMOSA AVE. - WHEELER HOUSE

302
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Durham
NC
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Built in
1935
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  • Submitted by J.W.Mc Lean Jr. on Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:20pm

    i have pass this house all of life. I pray that this house become a real part of history for Durham ,

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  • Wed, 02/05/2014 - 11:50am by gary

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35° 58' 28.2612" N, 78° 54' 11.4768" W
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302
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1935
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

Home of Selena Warren Wheeler (daughter of Stanford Warren,) who worked as a librarian, and John H. Wheeler, who held various executive officer positions in the Mechanics and Farmers bank. Their son, Warren Hervey Wheeler, was born in 1943 and lived in this house as a boy; he became the first African-American graduate of the American Flyers School in Oklahoma in 1962, earning a multiengine rating at age 19. He started his own flying school at Horace Williams Airport the same year. In March of 1966, Wheeler became the first African-American pilot for Piedmont Airlines. In 1969, he founded his own commercial air carrier service - Wheeler Flying Service, which later became Wheeler Airlines.

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i have pass this house all of life. I pray that this house become a real part of history for Durham ,

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