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    • Legion Stadium

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    • Sports arena built as a jobs-creation project by the by the federal Works Progress Administration on land donated to New Hanover County by American Legion Post 10. They also gave $27,000 toward the $237,000 construction cost. It has been renovated...
    • Joseph Loughlin House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Joseph J. Loughlin (1881-1918); and wife, Eleanor King (1885-1941). He was Secretary/Treasurer of New Hanover Transit Company, a primary developer of Carolina Beach. An infantry captain, he was killed in France...
    • Martindale House

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    • Built by Henry Martindale (1796-1874), planter, as family residence. His son, Henry Alexander Martindale (1837-1911), truck farmer, made additions to house. Inherited by his daughter, Rebecca Martindale Johnson (1870-1948). House remained in...
    • Wrightsville Beach, ca. late 1920s.

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    • Five children in bathing suits pose at the beach near Lumina. Note the movie screen in the water at left. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated...
    • Churchill Cottage

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    • Summer beach cottage built for Colin Francis Churchill (1900-1972), native of Siler City, NC, engineer; and wife, Mildred Dorset (1906-1985). Remained in family until 1933. Painted as The Beach Cottage in 1981 by Claude Howell.
    • Nathan Cottage

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    • Neoclassical Revival style cottage built as investment property for Aaron A. Nathan (1851-1920), native of columbia, South Carolina; and wife, Jeanette Schloss (1858-1929), native of Warrenton, North Carolina. He was a real estate investor and...
    • Hinton-Nixon House

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    • Dutch Colonial Revival style house built for Edgar Latimer Hinton (1868-1936), businessman and owner of the Seashore Hotel at Wrightsville Beach; and wife, Mamie E. Lively (b. 1882), native of Birmingham, AL. From 1941 to 1991 owned by Nixon...
    • L.W. Davis House

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    • Italianate style house built for Lorenzo Warren Davis (1859-1926), native of Carteret County, NC, president of I.W. Davis & Co., retail and wholesale clothing; and wife, Sarah Catherine Smith (1870-1961). Davis was also one of the developers of...
    • Davis-Patteson Cottage

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    • Vernaclar style beach cottage built for Arnold Gates Davis (1848-1917), naturalist; and wife, Katherine W. Rowe (1854-1928), natives of New York. Purchased in 1945 by James S. Patteson, Jr. (1897-1977), cotton broker; and wife, Marie W. Rosebrock...
    • Sadie Plunkitt Vick

    • Actresses; Musical theater
    • Photograph of Sara Ann Plunkitt Vick. Sara Ann "Sadie" Plunkitt (1873-1957) was born in Manhattan, NY. She grew up in Manhattan and was a member of "The Belle of New York" theatrical company. She performed with the company in numerous productions...
    • Robert Chestnut and Edward Gibbs

    • African American Pilots
    • Post WWII African American flying school, Wilmington, Chestnut on left and Gibbs on right in picture. Edward Albertis Gibbs (1919-1969) was a civilian flight instructor in Tuskegee, Alabama during WWII. In 1947 he started the Atlantic School of...
    • Victoria Lofton

    • African American women--North Carolina
    • black and white photograph of Victoria Lofton. Victoria Lofton (nee Williams) (1883-1949) was a very active member of the Wilmington black community. She led the local branch of the United Order of Tents, a mutual aid society for the black...
    • Earl A. Jackson

    • African Americans; International Nickel Company; Municipal employees
    • Earl A. Jackson at the International Nickel Company in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Earl Abel Jackson (1927- ) grew up close to Wrightsville Beach. His parents worked for Pembroke Jones at Pembroke Park and Airlie. He acted as the entire animal...
    • Rev. Aaron Moore and Anna Briggs Moore

    • African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Cape Fear Conference
    • Newspaper clipping of photograph of Aaron Moore and wife, Anna Moore. Reverend Aaron Moore (1918- ) was born in the Old Town Community of Brunswick County and was married to Anna Briggs Moore. At the United Christian College in Goldboro, NC, he...

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