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    • Blockade Runner Beach Resort

    • Originally called The Blockade Runner Motor Hotel, the 120-room building was constructed for Lawrence Lewis, Jr. (1918-1995), native of Wilmington, resort developer, founder of Flagler College and preservationist. Named for the blockade-running...
    • Legion Stadium

    • 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...
    • Allen-Collier House

    • Colonial Revival style house built for Fulton Temple Allen (1868-1941), secretary-treasurer of Acme Fertilizer Company; and wife, Anna Bell Pearce (1870-1948), natives of Virginia. Purchased in 1963 by Joshua Frank Collier (1902-1965), realtor,...
    • McCabe-Lancaster House

    • Beach house built for Harry Lee McCabe (1895-1962), grocer; and wife, Vista Mae Taylor (1902-1982). Until Hurricane Hazel (1954), used variously as summer residence, rental property and apartments. Purchased in 1955by Luke Wilson Lancaster...
    • Joseph Loughlin House

    • 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...
    • Loughlin Cottage

    • Craftsman style bungalow built for Joseph J. Loughlin (1881-1918); and wife, Eleanor King (1885-1941), native of Philadelphia. He was secretary-treasurer and general manager of the New Hanover Transit Company, a primary developer of Carolina Beach....
    • Audubon Trolley Station

    • Constructed to coincide with the development of the suburb Audubon, this is the only surviving passenger shelter of twenty stops on the electric trolley line between Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. The line, owned and operated by the Tide Water...
    • Hinton House

    • Mission style house built for Joseph Hatch Hinton (1870-1952), and wife, Camille Pennington (1876-1950), native of Tarboro, NC. He was the owner and manager of the Orton Hotel from 1906 to 1936; a stockholder of Seashore and Oceanic hotels at...
    • John G. Myers Cottage

    • One of twenty cottages built by Suburban Developing Company, subsidiary of Tide Water Power Company. Purchased in 1911 by John Quince Myers (1886-1912), clerk with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Remained in family until 1954. Donated in 1995 to...
    • Martindale House

    • 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...
    • L.W. Davis House

    • 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

    • 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach, ca. late 1920s.

    • 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...
    • Nathan Cottage

    • 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...
    • Captain John Harper House

    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Captain John W. Harper (1856-1917); and his bride, Ella C. Strupe (1878-1945). He was the owner of Wilmington and Southport Steamboat Company which operated the steamers Wilmington and Sylvan Grove. An...
    • Hinton-Nixon House

    • 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...


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