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    • Federal Point.

    • Fort Fisher, Civil War, Federal Point, Battery Buchanan, The Rocks
    • "Battery Buchanan" and "The Rocks," below Fort Fisher. A Confederate stronghold, Fort Fisher is located about twenty miles from Wilmington on the tip of the Federal Point peninsula. The fort protected the Port of Wilmington, which was the last...
    • Althea Gibson

    • Gibson, Althea, 1927-2003; African American Women tennis players
    • Althea Gibson at the tennis court of Dr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr. where she learned tennis in her early years. Althea Gibson (1927-2003) was the first black tennis player to win the Australian Doubles, French Open, United States Open, and Wimbledon...
    • John Van Bokklen Metts, Sr.

    • Metts, John VanB. (John VanBokkelen), 1876-1959; New Hanover County Board of Commissioners; World War, 1914-1918
    • Black and white photograph of John Van B. Metts, Sr., labeled "Uncle Jack at Camp Severe, 1917." This photograph was probably taken at Camp Sevier, SC, before the soldiers were shipped overseas. John is in the middle front row. John Van...
    • Sadgwar House

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    • Built by Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr., (1843-1925), black carpenter-builder and civic leader; and wife, Caroline Huggins (1845-1932). He and daughter, Felice, were the first Bahais in North Carolina, enrolled c. 1923. The original one-story house...
    • Hudson-Hall House

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    • Bungalow built for Edwin Courtney Hudson, Sr. (1893-1974), dispatcher for Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and wife, Mamie Rix Best (1894-1960). In 1974, purchased by John Henry Hall (1920-1995), machinist with the North Carolina Equipment Company;...
    • Airlie Gardens - Swans on the pond.

    • Airlie Gardens, Swans
    • By 1910, Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) had acquired considerable acreage on the north shore of Bradley Creek. Jones was a wealthy man, who married Sadie Wharton Green (1859-1943). He named his property, "Airlie," after an English estate of the same...
    • Airlie Gardens - Lake.

    • Airlie Gardens, Lake
    • By 1910, Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) had acquired considerable acreage on the north shore of Bradley Creek. Jones was a wealthy man, who married Sadie Wharton Green (1859-1943). He named his property, "Airlie," after an English estate of the same...
    • Airlie Gardens - Azaleas around lake.

    • Airlie Gardens, Azaleas, Lake
    • By 1910, Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) had acquired considerable acreage on the north shore of Bradley Creek. Jones was a wealthy man, who married Sadie Wharton Green (1859-1943). He named his property, "Airlie," after an English estate of the same...
    • Joan Mcdowell

    • Homemakers; Hampstead (N.C.)
    • Clipping photograph from obituary. Joan Yvonne Mcdowell (1942-2013) was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Eichorn, Sr. and Anna Horrell Eichorn. She was married to Joe McDowell and was a resident of Hampstead. She is buried in SeaLawn Memorial Park.
    • Leon Brogden

    • Coaches (Athletics); High schools; Basketball; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Coach Leon Brogden watching the New Hanover High School Wildcats play. Leon Lafayette Brogden, Sr. (1910-2000) was a legendary and much-loved sports figure in Wilmington, NC. He coached football, basketball, and baseball for over 32 years at New...
    • A.M. Wilson House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built as residence for Captain Alexander M. Wilson, Sr. (1851-1914); and wife, Ellen Nora Piver (1857-1911). At age 12, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and was engaged in the battle of Fort Fisher. He later became a...
    • Benson House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built for Ernest Stuart Benson, Sr. (1897-1961); and wife, Lena Craig (1894-1974). He was a pharmacist and owner of Southside Drug Store, a neighborhood landmark at Front and Castle.
    • Corneilus Ellis Anderson, Sr

    • Church of God in Christ; African Americans--North Carolina--Wilmington
    • Color photograph of Bishop Anderson in his church robes. Bishop Cornelius Ellis Anderson, Senior (1932-2012) was born in Texas and passed away in Charlotte, NC. He accepted a call to the ministry and was ordained in October 1959 in the Church of...
    • Piner-McFarlane Building

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    • Commercial structure built along automobile row for Thomas Deveraux Piner, Sr. (1888-1969) as tire vulcanizing plant. From 1922 accommodated automotive garage, sales, and supplies. Purchased in 1944 by George McFarlane, Sr. (1895-1989), who...

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