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    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Hotel Royal Palm, Fountain's Rooms and Apartments, Hotels
    • People pose on the front porch of the Royal Palm Hotel. Fountain's Rooms and Apartments are next door to the right. 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...
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Hotel Royal Palm, Fountain's Rooms and Apartments, Carolina Beach
    • Hotel Royal Palm is in the center. Next door to right, is Fountain's Rooms and Apartments. 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...
    • 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. ...
    • The Royal Theater

    • theaters, Royal Theater
    • The Royal Theater was one door down from the hotel. Constructed in 1915, it was the first theater to have an animated electric sign. The building was destroyed by fire January 21, 1949
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Carolina Beach, Hotel Royal Palm
    • 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 (1843-1902) and his...
    • 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...
    • NCRPC01896

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Launching of the SS Thomas W. Owen on July 24, 1943, at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company located in Wilmington, NC. Pictured are Miss Lynne Drexler, sponsor; Mrs. Drexler (to the left); Mr. Drexler, (second man from left); and an unknown...
    • NCRPC01897

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Photograph of the Royal Anti-Aircraft Battery during the launching of the SS THomas W. Owen on July 24, 1943. The launching took place at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company located in Wilmington, NC.
    • 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...
    • Ofiesh-Compos Building

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    • Commercial building constructed for George Ofiesh (1897-1929), native of Mouhaidee, Lebanon, dry goods merchant; and wife, Emily E. (1907-1997). Purchased in 1943 by Alex J. Compos (1908-1965), and wife, Polly Galanoudis (d. 1993), natives of...
    • Russelborough Monument - Brunswick County, NC.

    • Russelborough Monument, Monument, Stamp Act, Brunswick County
    • Russelborough was a residence on about five acres immediately north of the colonial Town of Brunswick. Captain John Russell of the British Navy bought the property from the Roger Moore estate. Royal Governor Arthur Dobbs purchased the property and...
    • 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...
    • Bonitz Building

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    • Neoclassical Revival style building designed by Henry E. Bonitz (1872-1921), native of Goldsboro, NC, to house his architectural firm, and the Royal Arcanum Hall lodge. Purchased in 1944 by Richard A. Shew (1905-1991), owner of Shew Realty Company;...
    • Reception aboard HMS Sirius

    • Naval Ships, Wilmington, NC
    • Guests arrive on the fishing deck of the HMS Sirius British naval ship for a champagne reception in honor of the royal wedding on Wednesday of Prince Andrew. The HMS Sirius docked on the Cape Fear River Coast Gaurd Mooring on Wednesday in downtown...
    • James Owen Reilly

    • Real estate agents; Botanists; Fire insurance agents
    • Portrait of James Owen Reilly. James Owen Reilly (1879-1936) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended St. Mary's and Cape Fear Academy. In 1902, Reilly became agent for the Royal Exchange and the Carolina & London Assurance fire insurance...
    • 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...
    • McRae-Willard House

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    • Italianate Cubical Cottage, in the Tuscan Style, built for Duncan K. MacRae (1820-1888), native of Fayetteville, lawyer, politician, foreign diplomat, orator and Confederate Colonel. Purchased in 1866 by Albert A. Willard (1828-1902), native of MA,...
    • Snipes-Taylor House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Elmer Burriss Snipes (1884-1949), native of South Carolina, Independent Ice Company salesman; and wife, Catherine “Kate” Estelle Bell (1884-1941). Purchased in 1933 by Robert Robinson Taylor...

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