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    • Clara Dorothy Ames Skelding

    • Colonial Dames of America; Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Head shot of (Clara) Dorothy Ames Skelding, probably in Washington, DC. Clara Dorothy Ames (1875-1904) was born in Washington, DC. She married Arthur Bertram Skelding in 1898, and moved with him to Wilmington, NC, shortly thereafter. She was the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Benjamin Beery

    • Beery, Benjamin Washington, 1822-1892; Shipyards
    • Studio portrait of Benjamin Beery. Benjamin Washington Beery (1822-1892) was born in Brunswick County, NC. He was a partner in the Cassidey and Beery shipyard in Wilmington, NC. He was a privateer early in the Civil War, but then returned to...
    • McNeal-Applewhite House

    • Neoclassical Revival style house built as investment property for Joseph George McNeal (1845-1919), native of Delaware, president of Garysburg Manufacturing Company of Burgaw, NC. Purchased in 1925 by William Parnell Applewhite (1888-1964),...
    • Azalea Festival and Queens\03100

    • Azalea Festival
    • The Washington High School Band, of Washington, North Carolina, marches in the Azalea Festival parade along North Third Street. Two members of the band carry the North Carolina flag, and a Confederate flag. Buildings pictured on the left include...
    • Henry Bacon, Jr.

    • Bacon, Henry, 1866-1924; Architects; Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
    • Photograph of Henry Bacon, Jr. Henry Bacon, Jr. (1866-1924) spent his childhood in Smithville (Southport) and Wilmington, NC while his father, Henry Bacon, Sr. engineered "The Rocks" down by Ft. Fisher. Henry Bacon, Jr. became a prominent...
    • Portrait of James Walker, Architect

    • Walker family, Architects, Builders, Philanthropists, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, portraiture
    • This portrait of James Walker can be found hanging on a wall at UNC-Wilmington. James Walker, (1826-1901) was born in Scotland and came to the U.S. (New York), with his brother at the age of 12. He started out as a stone mason, then later moved to...
    • Oakdale Cemetery - Monument of Henry Bacon.

    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves, Henry Bacon
    • Monument is to Henry Bacon (1866-1924), who spent his childhood in Wilmington while his father, Henry Bacon, Sr. (1822-1891), was the chief engineer for the "Rocks", a Federal navigation project (begun in 1875) to close New Inlet near Federal...
    • Alex Manly

    • Armstrong Association of Philadelphia; African American newspaper editors; Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Alex Manly. Alex Manly (1866-1944) was born in Wake County, North Carolina to parents who were freed slaves of Governor Charles Manly. It is believed that Alex Manly is the son of Governor Manly. He attended the Hampton Institute where...
    • Feast of the Pirates - 1928.

    • Parade, Feast of Pirates
    • A float in a parade in the 100 block of North Third Street. The Wilmington City Hall, Courthouse Tower, St. James Episcopal Church Tower and the spire of the First Presbyterian Church are shown in the background. During the festival, George...
    • Benjamin W. Beery House

    • Italianate style house built for Benjamin Washington Beery (1822-1892), partner in Cassidey & Beery Shipyard; and wife, Ann Eliza Williams (1827-1865). Served as school and convent of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, 1869-1870. Double piazzas added by...
    • Morse-Willard-Rhodes House

    • Front section of house built on adjacent lot by Christopher C. Morse (1824-1891), grocer. Moved and enlarged in Queen Anne style for Martin Stevenson Willard (1858-1933), insurance agent and president of Willard Bag and Manufacturing Company. ...


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