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    • Addison Hewlett, Jr.

    • Hewlett, Addison, 1912-1989; Wilmington College; Lawyers
    • Addison Hewlett, Jr. standing in front of the University of North Carolina Wilmington dormitory that bears his name. George Addison Hewlett, Jr. (1912-1989) was a prominent North Carolina politician and attorney. Born in Wilmington, NC, he went...
    • 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...
    • Audubon Trolley Station

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    • 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...
    • Bathers in the surf at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Surf Bathing
    • 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 islands, which spans almost all of the North...
    • Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr.

    • Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. (1858-1924) was a planter and land owner in the Lower Cape Fear region, credited with much of the agricultural and industrial development of the area. He was a wholesale...
    • Burett H. Stephens

    • Stephens, Burett H., 1874-1956; Architects--North Carolina
    • Photograph of Burett Stephens. Burett H. Stephens (1874-1956) was a prominent local architect who was originally a native of Ottawa, Canada. He designed many buildings in Wilmington, NC, including the Sunday School Annex for Grace Methodist...
    • Burnt Mill Creek - Brookwood Park.

    • Burnt Mill Creek, Brookwood Park
    • During the Depression, W.P.A. workers clean up area around Burnt Mill Creek, near the suburb of Brookwood. The creek borders the western side of the suburb of Brookwood, which was an early development in Wilmington, just south of Market Street...
    • Cape Fear River - Steamer, Wilmington.

    • Cape Fear River, Steamer, Wilmington
    • The legendary steamer, Wilmington, was owned by John W. Harper (1856-1917), who was also her captain. Capt. Harper began taking passengers down the Cape Fear River from Wilmington to Southport about 1887. He owned two boats - the Passport and the...
    • Captain John Harper House

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    • 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...
    • Captain John W. Harper

    • Harper, John W., 1856-1917; Steamboats; Ship captains United States
    • Studio photograph of Captain John W. Harper. John W. Harper was born on Masonboro Sound in New Hanover County, NC in 1856, and died in 1917. He was a steamboat captain and owner of the Wilmington & Southport Steamboat Company. His most popular...
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Carolina Beach, Pure Oil, Gas Station
    • Pure Oil station. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area in the early 1880s by Joseph Winner...
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Carolina Beach, Bame's Hotel
    • Bame's Hotel, located on Cape Fear Boulevard at Carolina Beach. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle...

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