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    • St. Andrew A.M.E. Zion Church

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    • Little Mission Church, forerunner of St. Andrew, was founded in 1914 by Josephine Simmons Hankins (1879-1954). In 1961, the original building was moved to the rear of property and renovated as the educational building, named for former pastor the...
    • Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood

    • Wood, Thomas Fanning, 1841-1892; North Carolina. State Board of Health; Soldiers--Confederate States of America
    • Studio portrait of Dr. Thomas Wood. Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood (1831-1892) was born in Wilmington, NC. Wood was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War, assigned to duty in the 18th regiment of the North Carolina Infantry, Company I, known as the...
    • Portrait of John B. Lovering

    • studio portrait
    • Portrait of John B. Lovering, brother of Theodore and Daisy Lovering. Census records indicate that of seven or eight children in the Lovering family, only Theodore and Daisy survived to later adulthood. Theodore married Susan Kidder Meares...
    • William Roy Yopp

    • Printing; baseball
    • Portrait of William Roy Yopp. William Roy Yopp (1886-1937) was born in Florence, South Carolina. He came to Wilmington in 1908 and first started work as a motorman on the street car lines. In 1911, Yopp helped to found the Regwill Printing...
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    • Fishing
    • This divided back postcard features a photograph bu Hugh Morton which captures beachgoers surf fishing at Wrightsville Beach.
    • South Front Street - 400 block.

    • S. Front Street
    • The west side of the 400 block of South Front Street (Block 99) contains from left the Thomas H. Smith House (No. 420), the Meares-Bridgers-Kerchner House(No. 416), the Forshee-Sprunt House (No. 410) and the Governor Dudley Mansion (No. 400). The...
    • Chadwick House

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    • Italianate style house built during ownership of Susan Hawes Redding (1820-1902), seamstress; and son, Charles Hawes (1837-1893). Rear addition and modifications made by David N. Chadwick (1856-1914), saloon keeper.
    • Alfred Moore Waddell

    • Waddell, Alfred M. (Alfred Moore), 1834-1912; Legislators--United States
    • Portrait of Alfred Moore Waddell taken while he was the Mayor of Wilmington, NC. Alfred Moore Waddell (1834-1912) was born in Hillsborough, NC on September 16, 1834. After graduating from the University of North Carolina in 1853, Waddell was...
    • First Baptist Church

    • Samuel Sloan, Hurricane Fran, steeples, churches
    • First Baptist Church at 5th and Market Streets is made of red brick with twin spires. The Wilmington Light Infantry building can be seen in the background. Power lines are seen along the streets, and the Street is hard surfaced. The Sunday School...
    • Omar ibn Said

    • Said, Omar ibn, 1770?-1863 or 1864; African American--History; Authors
    • Photograph of Omar ibn Said. Omar ibn Said (1770?-1863?), known as "Uncle Moreau" was born in Africa. He was bought by an American slave trader in 1807 and taken to Charleston, SC. Moreau escaped in 1810 and fled to Fayetteville, NC where he was...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Community Drive
    • W. P. A. workers developed land for the public park in addition to building the road around the lake. During the Depression, construction workers built the five mile drive around the lake. It was completed in July, 1931, as part of a Works Project...
    • St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church

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    • The congregation was organized in 1858 by immigrants from Northern Germany. Plan of the Gothic Revival style church is attributed to charter member Hanke Vollers. Construction began in 1859. The unfinished building was damaged by occupying...

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