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    • 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,...
    • 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,...
    • Ahrens Building

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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Bradley Creek Marina (1)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, marinas, waterways, boating, cemeteries, boat storage, Oleander Dr., businesses
    • An aerial veiw of the Bradley Creek Marina showing boat slips, a barge and the dry storage facility as construction continues. Oleander Memorial Gardens is seen at the top of the photo.
    • North Front and Chestnut streets, looking north.

    • N. Front Street, Chestnut Street, Murchison Building, Feast of Pirates
    • 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...
    • Martin S.  Willard Collection, 1810-1993

    • Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933; Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933. -- Correspondence; Carolina Insurance Comany -- History; North Carolina. -- Dept. of Insurance -- History; New Hanover County (N.C.). -- Board of Commissioners --...
    • This collection contains 35 boxes holding ledgers, correspondence, pamphlets, scrapbooks, newspapers, deeds, photographs, and insurance documents. Boxes 1-6 contain ledgers filled with correspondence from Willard’s insurance business. There are 16...
    • Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr.

    • Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. (1858-1924) was a planter and land owner in the Lower Cape Fear region, credited with much of the agricultural and industrial development of the area. He was a wholesale...
    • North Front Street - 200 block.

    • N. Front Street, Murchison, Chestnut Street
    • Chestnut Street - 100 block - north side The main buildings are (from left) the first floor of the Murchison Building, (built 1913/1914); the Murchison National Bank-Acme Building (1902) and the tall building to the left, the Cape Fear Hotel...
    • Buzz's Barber Shop

    • barbers, hair cuts, New Hanover County, businesses
    • Jackie Potter of Leland is shown getting a hair cut from Buzz Davenport. Jackie's one of Buzz's regular customers. Buzz's Barber Shop is located on Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington, N.C.
    • Adult bookstore

    • pornography, entertainment, books, tapes, novelties, party, films
    • This photograph is an exterior view of the Open Mind Adult Bookstore No. 2, at 114 Dock Street in downtown Wilmington, N.C.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Mahler Office

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    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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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