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    • David, Laurence, and Kenneth Sprunt

    • Historic buildings
    • This image is of David, Laurence, and Kenneth Sprunt standing in front of their family's home, Orton Plantation, on the day that the Historic Wilmington Foundation plaque was presented to them. Laurence and Kenneth Sprunt are the sons of James...
    • Orton Plantation

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    • The original one-and-one-half story plantation house was built for "King" Roger Moore (1694-1751), native of Goose Creek, SC and first permenant settler in the Lower Cape Fear region. Fredrick Jones Hill (1792-1861), physician, planter, and NC...
    • NCRPC0924

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Pictured left to right are Kenneth McKay, attorney for Lykes Bros.; Mrs. McKay; P.F. Halsey; Harry Culbreath, vice president of Lykes Bros.; W.S. McMahon and Mrs. J.D. Peters, sponsor and neice of the McKays. They gathered for the launching of the...
    • Wilmington College Golf Team

    • Golf; University of North Carolina at Wilmington
    • The Wilmington College (now UNC Wilmington) golf team in 1955. From left to right: Roy L. Godbold, Ken Davis (1936- ), Billy Orr (1933- ), Sam Hinson. This was possibly the first year Wilmington College fielded a golf team. J. Kenneth Davis Jr....
    • Sprunt House

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    • First example of the Italian Renaissance style house in Wilmington built for James Laurence Sprunt (1886-1973), agent for Alexander Sprunt & Son, the world's largest cotton exporter; and wife, Amoret Cameron Price (1891-1915), native of Asheville....
    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County, NC.

    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County, NC.

    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • North Front and Chestnut streets, looking north.

    • N. Front Street, Chestnut Street, Murchison Building, Feast of Pirates
    • At eleven stories, the Murchison-First Union Building is the tallest structure in Wilmington. Built 1913-1914, Wilmington native, Kenneth M. Murchison (1872-1938) of New York, was the architect for the Neoclassical Revival building, which...
    • Orton Hotel

    • hotels, Orton Hotel, Murchison
    • Orton Hotel was built by Col. Kenneth M. Murchison in 1888. James Walker was the general contractor. In 1896 Col. Murchison leased the building to R.W. Wallace and Co. In 1900 the rooms were 2.50-3.50 per day. The hotel was destroyed by fire in...
    • North Front Street - 200 block.

    • N. Front Street, Murchison, Chestnut Street
    • Chestnut Street - 100 block - north side The main buildings are (from left) the first floor of the Murchison Building, (built 1913/1914); the Murchison National Bank-Acme Building (1902) and the tall building to the left, the Cape Fear Hotel...
    • Orton Hotel

    • hotels, Orton Hotel, theaters, Royal Theater
    • Orton Hotel with three-story wood building beside it where the Royal Theater was later built. Built by Col. Kenneth M. Murchison in 1888. James Walker was the general contractor. In 1896 Col. Murchison leased the building to R.W. Wallace and Co. In...
    • Orton Hotel Fire

    • hotels, Orton Hotel, fires
    • Orton Hotel in downtown Wilmington, N.C. was built by Colonel Kenneth Murchison in 1888 and named for his plantation in Brunswick County. The building was destroyed in a fire on January 21, 1949.
    • Orton Hotel and the Royal Theater

    • hotels, Theaters, Businesses, New Hanover County, North Carolina, Antique automobiles, Bicycles
    • Photograph of the Orton Hotel and the Royal Theater in downtown Wilmington, N.C. The Orton Hotel was built by Colonel Kenneth Murchison in 1888 and named for his plantation in Brunswick County. The Royal Theater was one door down fron the hotel. ...
    • James Laurence Sprunt

    • Sprunt, James, 1846-1924; Blockade; Cotton trade; Local history
    • Portrait of James Sprunt. James Sprunt (1846-1924) was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His family moved to Duplin County, NC in 1852, and then two years later to Wilmington, NC. During the Civil War, Sprunt was involved in blockade running from...
    • Chestnut Street - 100 block.

    • Orton, Post Office, Post Office Park, Murchison Building, Cape Fear Club, Cape Fear Hotel, N. Front Street, Chestnut Street
    • The photo shows (from left), the Orton Hotel (on Front Street), the back of the Post Office and Post Office Park, the Murchison Building and the Cape Fear Hotel. The columns at right are those of the Cape Fear Club building. In 1888, Colonel...

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