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    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina - Movie screen.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • The view of the outdoor movie screen at Lumina is taken from the upper level of the famous landmark. Silent movies were shown nightly during the summer season. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the...
    • Arthur Bertram Skelding

    • Yale University; Wrightsville Beach (N.C.)
    • Arthur Bertram Skelding posing for a picture, probably in D.C. Arthur Bertram Skelding (1868-1957) was born in Connecticut, and was a graduate of Yale Univeristy with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He married Clara Dorothy Ames of...
    • Washington Catlett

    • School principals; School superintendents
    • Portrait of Washington Catlett. Washington Catlett (1852-1934) was born in Port Royal, VA. He attended Kenmore College and came to Wilmington, NC in 1877 to accept an assistant instructor position at Cape Fear Academy. Two years later he became...
    • Woodus Kellum

    • Public prosecutors; lawyers
    • Portrait of Woodus Kellum. Woodus Kellum (1878-1963) was born in Onslow county. He came to Wilmington in 1900 and briefly worked at the Consolidated Street Railway, Light and Power Company before joining the City Fire Department. While with the...
    • James Harmon Chadbourn

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Railroads; Bankers
    • Studio portrait of James Chadbourn. James Harmon Chadbourn (1853-1913) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in local schools and later attended Parskburg Institute in Pennsylvania. At the age of 19, Chadbourn became a member of the New...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lumina, 1910-1914

    • beaches, Wrightsville Beach, ballrooms
    • Lumina Pavilion was purchased by Consolidated Railway Light & Power Company in 1905. The building was designed by Henry E. Bonitz and included a bowling alley, changing rooms, and a ballroom that it was most famously known for. It was given it's...
    • 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, Movie Screen
    • View from the upper story of the famous pavilion, looking east at bathers in the ocean. Note movie screen at extreme left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and...
    • Lumina 2

    • Wrightsville Beach, dances, dance halls, pavilions, dance floors, bands, orchestras, Henry E. Bonitz, Consolidated Railway Light & Power Company
    • Original appearance of Lumina Ballroom. Visitors can be seen on both of the wide outside staircases. An American flag is flying from a tower. A large rowboat is sitting on the sand. Power lines can be seen in the background.
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Lumina Pavilion, Lumina, Wrightsville Beach, Beaches
    • 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 Tidewater Power Co.) and shortly thereafter, the line was converted...
    • Washington Catlett

    • School principals; School superintendents
    • Portrait of Washington Catlett. Washington Catlett (1852-1934) was born in Port Royal Virginia and is a graduate of Kenmore College in Fredericksberg. Catlett came to Wilmington in 1877 to accept an assistant professor position at Cape Fear...
    • Junius Davis

    • Lawyers; Soldiers--Confederate States of America
    • Portrait of Junius Davis. Junius Davis (1945-1916) was born in Wilmington, NC, the son of George Davis. He was educated at Cape Fear Military Academy, among other private schools in Wilmington and Charlotte, NC. He enlisted in Moore's Battery...
    • 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...
    • Hugh MacRae

    • MacRae, Hugh, 1865-1951; Colonists; Businessmen
    • Photograph of Hugh MacRae. Hugh MacRae (1865-1951) was a local developer who did much to change the New Hanover County, NC landscape. A graduate of M.I.T., he worked as a mining engineer in his early career in western North Carolina. In 1895 he...

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