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    • Freight Warehouse & Office

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    • Built for the Wilmington, Columbia & Augusta Railroad; acquired through merger by the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad and later the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, who added the three-story freight office in 1900. Saved for preservation by Historic...
    • 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...
    • Brown-Lord House

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    • Basement timbers indicate house was here prior to the American Revolution. Robert Wells purchased this property in 1773. John Brown married Annabella Wells and lived here for many years. Property inherited by Columbia Brown Lord in 1857. Remained...
    • William Alexander Whitehead

    • Actor
    • This image is a portrait of William Whitehead taken by Luigi Luccioni, courtesty of Ferargil Gallery in New York City. William Alexander Whitehead was born on July 30, 1908 in Wilmington, NC. He was the son of William Grant and Lita Larkins....
    • Brian Rowsom

    • Basketball; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Brian Rowsom shows his framed basketball jersey to the crowd at Trask Coliseum during a halftime presentation when his jersey was retired. Brian Rowsom (1965- ) is from Columbia, Tyrell County, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina...
    • Robert Rufus Bridgers

    • Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate. Committee on Military Affairs
    • Robert Rufus Bridgers (1819-1888) was born on a farm in southwestern Edgecombe county. He graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina in 1841 and was a charter member of the university's alumni association in 1843. After...
    • Dr. James H. Dickson

    • Dickson family, physicians, medicine, yellow fever
    • Dr. James Henderson Dickson (1806-1862), was born June 17th, 1806. His brother, Robert D. Dickson, was also a Physician. He attended UNC (1823) and Columbia University, where he earned his M.D. Notable accomplishments: Performed subcutaneous...
    • Dr. James H. Dickson

    • Dickson, James Henderson, 1806-1862; Physicians; Yellow Fever
    • Daguerreotype studio portrait of Dr. James H. Dickson. Dr. James Henderson Dickson (1806-1862) was a physician in Wilmington, NC. He received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1823 and his M.D. from Columbia...
    • Dr. James Dickson

    • James Dickson, Yellow Fever, physicians
    • Dr. James Henderson Dickson (1806-1862) received his medical degree from Columbia University. He was cited for doing the first subcutaneous Achilles tenotomy for talipes surgery in the U.S. He died during the devastating yellow fever epidemic of...
    • Marc Gesner Volk

    • Laundry industry; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.
    • Portrait of Marc Gesner Volk. Marc Gesner Volk (1896-1938) was born in Pittsfield, MA. He started to work for the F.W. Woolworth Company at a young age and rose through the ranks of the company to manager before his career was interrupted by World...
    • Harry Zachary Holmes

    • Lawyers
    • Portrait of Harry Zachary Holmes. Harry Zachary Holmes (1901-?) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended both Wake Forest College and Columbia University, receiving two separate Bachelor of Laws degrees. Holmes then attended the University of...
    • Adrian D. Hurst

    • Mathematics; College teachers
    • Photograph of Adrian Hurst pointing towards the oyster and clam beds behind his home on Masonboro Sound. Adrian D. Hurst (1901-1991) was born in Duck Creek, NC. Hurst, a self-described career instructor, began teaching math after earning a...
    • George W. Trask

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Truck farmers; Landowners
    • Portrait of George W. Trask. George W. Trask (1876-1963) was born on Masonboro Sound, NC, the son of Daniel Webster and Harriet Horne Trask. He became a truck farmer and founder of George W. Trask & Sons. Trask was one of the first commercial...
    • Emmett Hargrove Bellamy

    • North Carolina. General Assembly; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.
    • Portrait of Emmett Hargrove Bellamy. Emmett Hargrove Bellamy (1891-1952) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in the public schools of Wilmington and also attended Cape Fear Academy. Bellamy is a graduate of the University of North...
    • Rev. Ralph Clayton Clontz

    • Presbyterian Church; Clergy
    • Studio portrait of Reverend Ralph Clayton Clontz. Reverend Ralph Clayton Clontz (1891-1971) was born in Unionville, NC. He attended Rutherford College and Columbia Theological Seminary. Reverend Clontz moved to Wilmington, NC in 1924 to accept a...
    • Dr. J. B. Sidbury, Sr.?

    • Sidbury family, Daniel family, physicians, Pediatricians, Babies Hospital
    • Dr. James Buren Sidbury, Sr., (1886-7967), son of Verlinza and Fannie Willims Sidbury, was born March 2nd, 1886 in Holly Ridge, North Carolina. He married Miss Willie Daniel and they had a son, James Buren Sidbury, Jr. and daughter, Rowena Sidbury...
    • Dr. James Buren Sidbury

    • Sidbury family, physicians, Babies Hospital, Dr. James Buren Sidbury
    • Dr. James Buren Sidbury, Jr., son of James Buren, Sr. and Willie Daniel Sidbury, was born January 13th, 1922, in Wilmington, North Carolina. His father James and sister, Rowena S. Hall Lenart, were also Physicians (Pediatrics). He married Ms....
    • Wilmington Concert Association Collection, 1948-2005

    • Wilmington Concert Association -- History; Wilmington Concert Association -- Miscellanea; Columbia Concert Association
    • The collection contains a variety of papers relating to the administration of the Wilmington Concert Association. Meeting minutes, by-laws, financial records, member rosters, and correspondence are all included in the collection. The materials are...

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