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    • The Right Reverend Thomas Page Ricaud

    • Methodist preaching
    • Portrait of The Right Reverend Thomas Page Ricaud. The Right Reverend Thomas Page Ricaud (1817-1900) was born to a Catholic family in Baltimore, MD. Orphaned as a child, Ricaud was adopted by an uncle who took him to Mexico City. He attended...
    • 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...
    • Rev. Joseph Ruggles Wilson

    • Wilson, Joseph Ruggles, 1822-1903; First Presbyterian Church (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Portrait of the Reverend Joseph Ruggles Wilson. The Reverend Joseph Ruggles Wilson (1822-1903) was the father of former president, Woodrow Wilson. The Reverend Wilson was installed to the pastorate at the First Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC...
    • Alexander Doak McClure

    • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
    • Photograph of Reverend Alexander McClure sitting at his desk in the Manse of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Alexander Doak McClure (1850-1920) was born in Tennessee. He attended Princeton University and Davidson College, receiving a Doctor of...
    • Rev. Dr. John L. Fairly

    • Presbyterian Church; Clergy; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Christian Education
    • Portrait of Reverend Doctor John L. Fairly. Rev. Dr. John L. Fairly (1888-1964) was born in Laurinburg, NC. He attended Davidson College and Union Theological Seminary where he earned a Doctor of Divinity in 1922. Rev. Fairly started as the...
    • The Right Reverend Thomas Henry Wright

    • Episcopal Church. Diocese of East Carolina
    • Studio portrait of the Right Reverend Thomas Henry Wright. Thomas Henry Wright (1904-?) attended high school at Tileston in Wilmington, NC and transferred to the newly-built New Hanover High School, where he was president of his class. He attended...
    • Blessing of the Fleet (2)

    • Wilmington, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, North Carolina, churches, denominations, hotels, Wrightsville Beach, Intracoastal Waterway, priests, chalices
    • The Very Reverend Michael Karloutsos (front) from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (608 S. College Rd.) blesses some of the boats on the Blockade Runner dock in Banks Channel. The other 2 ministers are Reverend Robert Cook from St. James...
    • Right Reverend Doctor Thomas Campbell Darst

    • Darst, Thomas C. (Thomas Campbell), 1875-1948; Clergy
    • Portrait of Right Reverend Doctor Thomas Campbell Darst. Thomas Campbell Darst (1875-1948) was born in Pulaski, VA. He attended Roanoke College and the Virginia Theological Seminary, graduating in 1902. He was ordained a deacon in that year and a...
    • The Reverend Andrew Howell

    • New Hanover Historical Commission, Andrew Howell
    • The Reverend Andrew Howell formed and was the 1st Chairman of the New Hanover Historical Commission that was responsible for obtaining funds in order to place markers identifying historical locations within the community.
    • The Right Reverend Hunley A. Elebash

    • Elebash, Hunley Agee, 1923-1999
    • Ordination of the Bishop at St. James church in Wilmington, NC. The Right Reverend Hunley Agee Elebash (1923-1993) was born in Pensacola, FL. He received his Doctorate of Divinity in 1969 from the University of the South. He moved to St. John's...
    • Grace Church Sunday School Annex

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    • The only portion of Grace Methodist Church to survive the 1947 fire, was dedicated on January 14, 1917, during the tenure of the Reverend M. T. Plyler. Building committee members were R. C. Merritt, chairman, J. E. Willoughby, J. T. King, T. A....
    • Charlie Soong

    • Missionaries--China--Biography; Publishers and publishing; Industrialists
    • Newspaper clipping of studio portrait of Charlie Soong. Soong (1863?-1918), who was born in China, set sail for Boston, MA, with his uncle in the Spring of 1878. Unsatisfied with his life as a salesman in his uncle's shop, Charlie escaped Boston...
    • Rev. Sidney A. Locks, Jr.

    • North Carolina. General Assembly
    • Photograph of Rev. Sidney A. Locks, Jr. when he served in the 136th session of the N.C. General Assembly as a representative of Robeson County. Reverend Sidney A. Locks, Jr. (1949- ) was born in Opelousas, LA. He earned a Master's in Divinity...
    • Church of the Good Shepherd

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    • English Gothic style church designed by Hobart Upjohn and George W. Conable, New York architects. Built for Episcopal parish established in 1907, replacing an 1892 mission chapel which was an outgrowth of the St. James Home. Church cornerstone laid...
    • Blessing of the Animals (2)

    • New Hanover County, North Carolina, churches, pets, St. Francis of Assisi, services, animals, pastors, priests
    • Parents and children watch as Scotty Jenkins of Wilmington has her parakeet (Peter of St. Johns), in its cage, being blessed by Reverend Alfred Durrance of St. John's Episcopal Church during a blessing of the animals on the church grounds. The...
    • City Market - 100 block, South Front Street

    • S. Front Street, City Market
    • The City Market at 120-124 South Front Street, was built in 1879-1880 by the Wilmington Market Company and was sold to the City of Wilmington in 1882. The building was a two-story structure, with two towers on Front Street. In 1919, the market...
    • Blue Laws (2)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, laws, shopping, stores, Sundays
    • Reverend J.C. Wllace speaks out in favor of the Blue Law in front of a large group of citizens at Thalian hall located at 3rd and Chestnut St.
    • First Baptist Church

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    • Gothic Revival style church built for Baptist congregation organized in 1808. Construction began under pastorate of the Reverend John L. Prichard (1811-1862), who died during the Yellow Fever epidemic. The building was completed and dedicated five...
    • Rev. Dr. Abram David Pollock Gilmour

    • First Presbyterian Church (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Portrait of Reverend Dr. Abram David Pollock Gilmour. Abram David Pollock Gilmour (1876-1948) was born in Helenburgh, Scotland. He came to the United States with his family as a child, and they settled in Virginia. Gilmour attended Hampden-Sydney...

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