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    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Oceanic, Tarrymore, Hotels, Babies, Parade
    • A baby parade held on the boardwalk, just south of the Oceanic Hotel at Station One. First known as the Tarrymore Hotel, the building was opened in June 1905. The name was changed to the Oceanic Hotel around 1911/12. The landmark at Station One...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A crowd assembles on ocean side of Lumina. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of barrier...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Race
    • A crowd watches a foot race on the beach in front of Lumina. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated Railways, Light and Power Company (later the...
    • Kunnering Group

    • McKoy, Henry Bacon, 1893-1991; Jonkonnu (Festival)
    • A group of young men out "Coonering" in Wilmington, NC. Standing (left to right) Henry Bacon McKoy (1893-1991), Douglas Hart McKoy (1894-1925), Edward Ashe (1894-?), Glasgow Hicks (1893-1957). Possibly derived from a festival of West African...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A large gathering on the beach in front of Lumina. Note movie screen on left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North...
    • McRae House

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    • Also known as the Chair House this building was constructed for John McRae in c. 1850. In 1905, T.D. Love family renovated house as their residence.
    • Mahler Office

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    • Built as real estate office by Carl Peter Barthold Mahler (1874-1956), realtor, builder. Rented after c.1917 to a succession of small businesses. Mahler and wife. Meta Brunjes (1868-1957), natives of Hannover, Germany, lived in the deRosset house...
    • Cumming-Sneeden House

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    • Built as rental property for William McRary Cumming (1860-1922), native of Greensboro, NC, business executive and real estate investor. Converted to duplex in 1952 by Rudolph L. Lewis (1894-1978), hardware merchant. Purchased in 1965 by James F....
    • Gooding-Lawton-Grant House

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    • Built by F.J. Gooding, superintendent of Hilton Lumber Co., as investment property. Sold in 1905 to Florence V. Lawton (1856-1924) who resided here with her sister, Anna Lawton Grant (1858-1942) and her husband, Richard H. Grant (1845-1912), master...
    • Willson-Powell House

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    • Built for William Alexander Willson, Jr. (1865-1949), accountant for American Railway Express; and wife, Mary Hart Morris (1874-1965). Purchased in 1918 by John F. Powell (1884-1948), native of Ireland; and wife, Dorothy Palmer (1893-1954)....
    • John C. Williams House

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    • Bungalow built as rental property by Tide Water Power Company. Purchased in 1944 by John Cleon Williams (1905-1979), co-founder and owner of Williams Cleaners, native of Columbus County; and wife, Saleima Floyd (1907-1998), native of Robeson...
    • Watts-Eason House

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    • Bungalow built as rental property for Sarah Catherine Davis (1870-1961). Purchased in 1934 by Benjamin C. Watts (1903-1989), pipefitter for Cape Fear Shipbuilding Terminal; and wife, Annie Laura Shipp (1905-1981). Remained in family for...
    • Reuben Grant Cottage

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    • Cottage built for Reuben Grant (1818-1880), native of Onslow County, Methodist minister and longtime member of Fifth Street Methodist Episcopal Church; and wife, Sarah Ann Dawson (1823-1888). Purchased in 1885 by Willie Ann Wood Price (1857-1931),...
    • Darby-Munson House

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    • Craftsman bungalow built for Miss Mary C. Darby (1858-1938), real estate agent; and sister, Miss Margaret M. Darby (1857-1933), as rental property. Purchased in 1954 by Miss Harriet Bellamy McDonald (1905-1989), long-time Forest Hills Elementary...
    • Darby-McDonald House

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    • Craftsman bungalow built for Miss Mary C. Darby (1858-1938), real estate agent; and sister, Miss Margaret M. Darby (1857-1933), as rental property. Purchased in 1954 by Miss Harriet Bellamy McDonald (1905-1989), long-time Forest Hills elementary...
    • Innes House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built for John Innes (1890-unk); native of Scotland, shipyard paymaster; and wife, Alice Green (1892-1966). From 1948 to 1950, residence of Gerhardt J. Whilden, "Pappy Gay", (1906-1990); and wife Louise Merritt...

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