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    • Lumina 3

    • Wrightsville Beach, pavilions, dancing, ballrooms
    • Dancers on the 2nd floor of Lumina ballroom. Strings of lights hanging from the ceiling, wooden dance floors, a large arched area holds the band and is decorated with potted palms. Men are in suits or sportscoats and women are in long dresses,...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina - Movie screen.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • The view of the outdoor movie screen at Lumina is taken from the upper level of the famous landmark. Silent movies were shown nightly during the summer season. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the...
    • Elevated Boardwalk

    • beaches, Wrightsville Beach, swimming, boardwalks
    • An elevated boardwalk that swimmers used on the way to the sound that kept people from crossing electric beach car lines. Lumina Ballroom is also seen with its 2 flags flying from the roof.
    • Wrightsville Beach, ca. late 1920s.

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    • Five children in bathing suits pose at the beach near Lumina. Note the movie screen in the water at left. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A large gathering on the beach in front of Lumina. Note movie screen on left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North...
    • Lumina, 1910-1914

    • beaches, Wrightsville Beach, ballrooms
    • Lumina Pavilion was purchased by Consolidated Railway Light & Power Company in 1905. The building was designed by Henry E. Bonitz and included a bowling alley, changing rooms, and a ballroom that it was most famously known for. It was given it's...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A crowd assembles on ocean side of Lumina. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of barrier...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • View from the upper story of the famous pavilion, looking east at bathers in the ocean. Note movie screen at extreme left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and...
    • Lumina 2

    • Wrightsville Beach, dances, dance halls, pavilions, dance floors, bands, orchestras, Henry E. Bonitz, Consolidated Railway Light & Power Company
    • Original appearance of Lumina Ballroom. Visitors can be seen on both of the wide outside staircases. An American flag is flying from a tower. A large rowboat is sitting on the sand. Power lines can be seen in the background.
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Lumina Pavilion, Lumina, Wrightsville Beach, Beaches
    • In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated Railways, Light and Power Company (later the Tidewater Power Co.) and shortly thereafter, the line was converted...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Race
    • A crowd watches a foot race on the beach in front of Lumina. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated Railways, Light and Power Company (later the...
    • Lumina 1

    • Atlantic Ocean, Porches, beaches, Wrightsville Beach, Swimmers,
    • Ocean front view of Lumina Ballroom showing the additions of the pillars and veranda. People are congregating at the water's edge, on the veranda and under the building. Beach-goers have an array of outfits on, bathing suits, casual and Sunday...

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