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    • Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr.

    • African Americans--History; Carpenters; African American business enterprises; Freedmen's schools and textbooks
    • Copy of a photograph of Frederick C. Sadgwar, Sr. used in a newspaper story honoring him at the Cape Fear Museum. Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr. (1843-1925) was a local carpenter who did much to promote African American businesses in Wilmington,...
    • View of Downtown Wilmington from Belville, NC

    • Belville, Brunswick County, North Carolina, advertisements, businesses, historic buildings, churches, Cape Fear River,filling stations,vehicles
    • Shows traffic heading towards downtown Wilmington on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. The skylight of the city shows multiple church steeples, rooftops of houses and some businesses. On the Belville side a sign advertises Orton Motel & restaurant,...
    • Cape Fear Hotel Barber Shop

    • barbering, shops, New Hanover County, businesses
    • C. Donald Zearfoss reads a newspaper as Larry Colvin cuts his hair at the Cape Fear Hotel Barber Shop on 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington, N.C. Zearfoss has been getting his hair cut by Colvin for 12 years.
    • Ahrens Building

    • Neoclassical Revival style commercial building commissioned by Benjamin H.J. Ahrens (1844-1912), native of Germany, grocer, for sons Eduard (1876-1961), and Adolph G. (1882-1953), who operated Ahrens Brothers Wholesale Drug Company here for...
    • 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...
    • Cape Fear Hotel Barber Shop

    • New Hanover County, businesses
    • Jason Collins, 7, (left) waits his turn to have his hair cut as Bill Stokes finishes up with Jason's brother, Donald Collins, 9, at the Cape Fear Hotel Barber Shop on 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington, N.C. The boys were at the barber shop with...
    • Street containing adult enterprises

    • bars, tattoo, parlors, adult, entertainment, buses, Camp Lejeune, servicemen
    • Tours of high crime areas and adult establishments on Court Street in Jacksonville, N.C. became part of the marines indoctrination briefings. Escorted by Jacksonville police and Onslow sheriff's officers, the military tourists were shown dark...
    • Mahler Office

    • Built as real estate office by Carl Peter Barthold Mahler (1874-1956), realtor, builder. Rented after c.1917 to a succession of small businesses. Mahler and wife. Meta Brunjes (1868-1957), natives of Hannover, Germany, lived in the deRosset house...
    • Murchison Building

    • Murchison Building
    • At eleven stories, the Murchison-First Union Building is the tallest structure in Wilmington. Built 1913-1914, Wilmington native, Kenneth M. Murchison (1872-1938) of New York, was the architect for the Neoclassical Revival building, which...
    • Oscar Pearsall

    • Merchants; City council members
    • Portrait of Oscar Pearsall. Oscar Pearsall (1849-1925) was born in Kenansville, NC. He was educated in the public schools of Kenansville and moved to Wilmington, NC in 1869 to take a clerk position. In 1874, Pearsall formed a partnership with B.F....
    • Great Wall at the Governor Dudley House

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, businesses, Edward Bishop Dudley, Anti-bellum, ships, Cape Fear River
    • Shows partial views of side and rear of the brick wall around the Dudley Mansion and the Worth Naval Stores at the foot of Nun St. (Chandler's Wharf). Freight Railroad entrance, Gate (Dummy Line) at rear of wall.
    • Bailey Theatre demolition (2)

    • North Carolina, movie, theaters, businesses
    • A workman from the Luther T. Rogers Co. chips away at the back wall of the Bailey Theatre on Front Street in downtown, Wilmington, N.C. Other workmen remove the roof providing an open air view.
    • Billboards on Oleander

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, automobiles, cars, D. West jewelers, Dan's fan city, Shell Island oceanfront, Naegele, Rip-Lin book exchange, Captain D's seafood & hamburger, Putt-Putt, miniature golf courses, Cape Fear motors,...
    • Shows existing billboards, businesses and traffic at the corner of Oleander Dr. and 41st st.
    • Aerial view of Dawson Street

    • New Hanover County, business
    • Photograph shows an aerial view of Dawson Street between 16th and 17th Streets in Wilmington, N.C. Can identify a Dairy Queen, a Kentucky Fried Chicken, and a Wachovia Bank. There are other businesses as well.
    • Thomas Norwood  Simmons Papers, 1908-1986

    • Simmons, Thomas Norwood, -- 1935-1972; Simmons, Thomas Norwood, -- 1908-1986 -- Correspondence; Simmons Sea-Skiff (boat); Boatbuilders -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington; Wooden boats -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Boatbuilding -- North Carolina --...
    • This collection contains business documents related to Simmons boat building business and Simmons personal financial records. The collection ranges from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. The first box contains correspondence. Most of this material...
    • James H.Chadbourn Papers

    • Chadbourn, James H., -- 1853-1913; King, Ogden Doremus -- Biography; Conway Coast & Western Railroad -- History; Bank of Wilmington (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; Chadbourn Lumber Company (Wilmington, N.C.); Businessmen -- North Carolina --...
    • Collection mainly consists of business papers for Chadbourn's lumber businesses, as well as a few personal papers, ie, his deed to his plot in Oakdale Cemetery. There are two very handsome stock shares in the Bank of Wilmington.
    • Elmer Lucius Mathews, Jr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; Real estate agents
    • Portrait of Elmer Lucius Mathews, Jr. Elmer Lucius Mathews, Jr. (1923- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended New Hanover High School as well as North Carolina State University and Wilmington College. During World War II, he served as a unit...
    • English Steamer

    • commodities, crops, Cape Fear River, exports, steamers, businesses, warehouses
    • Bales of cotton being brought in and hoisted onto a ship at Alexander Sprunt and Son on Nutt St. Men can be seen on the wharf and on the ship. Sprunt was one of the largest cotton exporters in the South. The company also operated the Champion...


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