North Carolina, New Hanover County, riverfront, businesses, boats, buildings
A view taken from the Brunswick side of the Cape Fear River, showing the Wilmington waterfront. Buildings shown include the old U.S. Custom House (1843), the Masonic Building and the Tower of the Stone Post Office. Several types of rivercraft are...
Railroad tracks, New Hanover County, North Carolina, Train terminals
An aerial view of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Buildings on Front and Red Cross Streets in Wilmington. The Union Station is also visible in the picture. ACL left the city in the 1960's and the Union Station was demolished in 1970.
City Hall, Italiante, Classical Revival, architecture, historic buildings, municipal buildings
Wilmington's City Hall was built in 1855-1858. The building's architectural style is Italianate and classical revival. It is located on 3rd Street, between Chestnut and Princess, in downtown Wilmington.
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, N. Front Street, Nutt Street, Champion Compress, Point Peter
Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad in the world. Some years later, that railroad...
Third Street, Courthouse, Annex, City Hall, Thalian Hall, Colonial Apartments, St. James Episcopal Church, Churches, First Baptist Church, St. Paul's Evangelical Church
View is from what looks to be from a roof top or upper floor of one of the buildings on the west side of the 300 block of North Third Street. The City Hall, New Hanover Courthouse and Annex and the Colonial Apartments are among the buildings seen...
Group of Wilmington, NC Firemen on Front Street after the Great Fire of 1886.
On February 21, 1886 the steamer "Bladen" arrived from Fayetteville, NC already on fire. It landed at the Wilmington waterfront, catching the nearest buildings on...
Photograph of the Brooks Warehouse site, at the foot of Orange Street in what would become Claude Howell Park. The construction probably has to do with the River Walk in Wilmington, NC.
Left to right: Unknown, Claude Howell, Isabel Letho, Rev....
Photograph of retiring Chamber of Commerce President Herbert McKim (right) accepting an award of appreciation from Howard A. Penton, Jr., incoming Chamber president.
Herbert Pope McKim (1928-2010) was born in Robesonville, NC. He received his...
banks, New Hanover County,Front Street, businesses
Officials of the Bank of North Carolina dedicated the building's restored facade. They declared themselves proud of the bank's new "old" look, which harmonizes with downtown Wilmington's other vintage buildings.
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, parties, museums, feathers, buildings, organizations, costumes, masks, prizes
Sam Garner wearing a mask (left) and Kitty Fitzgibbon admire each other's plumage and jewels during the Beaux-Arts Ball held at the Scottish Rite Temple. The ball is a fund raiser for St. John's Museum of Art.