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    • Dorothy B. Johnson

    • Educators; African American Women
    • Dorothy B. Johnson speaking at the downtown Hilton, Wilmington, NC. Dorothy B. Johnson (1914-1984) became the first African American to win public office in Wilmington, NC since the 1890s when she was elected to the Board of Education in 1976. ...
    • W. B. Thorpe & Co.

    • W. B. Thorpe & Co., Thorpe, Water Street, Ann Street
    • W. B. Thorpe & Co., Northeast corner of Water and Ann streets. Vernacular style warehouse built for Phila Lazarus Calder (1806-1888), who inherited property from her father, Aaron Lazarus (1771-1841). Remained in family until purchased in 1910 by...
    • B.U.M.P. Theatre Company

    • theater, drama, plays, New Hanover County
    • Victor (Steve Coley) upends Corie (Hope Brownewell) as an astonished Paul (Pierre Brulatour) looks on in a scene from Barefoot in the Park. The play was performed by the B.U.M.P Theatre Company in Wilmington, N.C.
    • The Very Rev. Charles B. Joseph O'Connor

    • Pastors; Catholic Church
    • Photograph of the Very Rev. Charles B. Joseph O'Connor. Charles B. Joseph O'Connor (1918-1967) was the fifth pastor of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Parish of Wilmington, NC from 1959-1967. He oversaw changes in the church building in accordance with...
    • William Benjamin Gould and sons

    • African American Sailors
    • William B. Gould, seated, a veteran of the Civil War and his six sons, including three First Lieutenants, One Major in the Reserve, and two Privates. William Benjamin Gould was a contraband, a slave who escaped to behind Union lines during the...
    • Nore B. Moore

    • Homemakers; African American women
    • Portrait of Nore B. Moore in her Sunday hat. Nore B. Moore (1900-2000) was born in Wilmington, NC and attended the public schools in the area. Married to James Moore, she was a homemaker and participated in home demonstrations in the area. Moore...
    • Wilmington City Council

    • City Councils
    • Wilmington city council at city hall. June 1, 1971-May 31, 1972. From left to right: City Clerk Claire Hughes (1919- ?), Councilman Herbert B. Brand (1905-2005), Councilman Luther M. Cromartie (? -1989), City Manager J. H. Jones , Mayor B. D....
    • B'nai Israel Sukkah

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, Jewish, holidays, ceremonies, religious, Succoth
    • Inside a Sukkah, Rabbi Robert Waxman and children of B'nai Israel Synagogue review the Lulav and Etrog (ceremonial branches of palm, willow and myrtle with citron fruit).
    • Dudley Mansion

    • Dudley Mansion, Governors, Edward B. Dudley
    • Built by Edward B. Dudley (1789-1855), rice planter, president of Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad Company and Governor (1836-1841), first elected by popular vote. Purchased in 1885 by J. Pembroke Jones (1858-1919), capitalist; and wife, Sarah W....
    • J. B. F. Fales Residence

    • Fales, James Benjamin Franklin Fales (1859-1925), 6th St., Castle St., Davis family, Margaret Williams Davis, C.B. Davis, Jr.
    • Pictured is a painting of the house done by Margaret Williams Davis, wife of C. B. Davis, Jr., M.D. (Dr. Davis is a nephew of Dr. Fales). The house, located at 518 Castle St. on the SW corner, was built in 1909. The Fales family lived there until...
    • Cornelius Harnett School

    • schools, Cornelius Harnett School, James B. Dudley
    • The Cornelius Harnett School constructed in 1914, and located at 920 N. 6th St. It was named in honor of Cornelius Harnett, the revolutionary patriot. White children were educated there until it closed in 1942. It reopened in 1949 with an...
    • The Glenn

    • Hotel designed by owner and manager Mrs. W. R. Yopp, (E. Naomi Mintz-Yopp, 1891-1972), and built by contractor A. B. Yopp. After her death, the hotel has remained in the family and continues to be operated by daughter, E. Naomi Yopp. Many...
    • George Edward Alper

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Steel industry and trade
    • Portrait of George Edward Alper. George Edward Alper (1907-1994) was born in New York City. In the early 1950s, he and his brother moved their business, Queensboro Steel, from New York to Wilmington, NC. Alper was elected to the Board of County...
    • Farrior-Taylor House

    • Vernacular style house built for Sanders Farrior (b. 1854), stiller; and wife, Isabella Henderson (b. 1858). Purchased for rental property in 1897 by John E. Taylor (1858-1925), first assistant to treasurer of City of Wilmington. Remained in family...


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