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    • 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...
    • Lazarus-Hill-Divine House

    • Federal style house built for Aaron Lazarus (1777-1841), wealthy merchant and influential citizen. Purchased 1854 by Frederick J. Hill (1792-1861), physician, planter, and NC senator. Remodeled in Greek Revival and Italianate styles with entrance...
    • Thomas C. Jervay

    • African American newspapers; African American--History
    • Thomas Clarence Jervay with President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House. Thomas C. Jervay (1914-1993) took over the leadership of his family printing and newspaper business after his father passed away. In 1945 he changed the name of the...
    • John H. McRae

    • Portrait of John H. McRae John McRae (1806-1883) was a Wilmington Town Commissioner as well as the Magistrate of Police in Wilmington, NC from 1847 through 1855. In 1855, the name of the head of the town government changed from Magistrate to...
    • Cooperative Savings and Loan

    • Banks and Banking--United states;
    • Photograph of Christmas party of the Cooperative Savings and Loan on board the Fergus Ark restaurant. Left to right: (sitting) Estel Fussell, Audrey Woodall, Polly Justice, Miriam Alford, Frederick Willetts, Sr., Catherine Freimuth (Tinder), Betty...
    • NCRPC0829

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • The S.S. Northern Light was launched Nov. 9, 1943, as the 99th ship built by the NC Shipbuilding Company. Mrs. J.E. Stewart of the Forest Hills area in Wilmington, was the sponsor. The message featured on the starboard side of the vessel was...
    • Bill Head From Hall and Pearsall

    • Hall family, Pearsall family, grocers, wholesalers, fertilizer
    • The Hall and Pearsall Warehouse was located at 711 Nutt St. Oscar Pearsall worked for Edwards and Hall, Wholesale Grocers until 1875 when he became partner and changed the name to Hall & Pearsall. The firm specialized in staples such as rice,...
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Hotel Royal Palm, Fountain's Rooms and Apartments, Carolina Beach
    • Hotel Royal Palm is in the center. Next door to right, is Fountain's Rooms and Apartments. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An...
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Carolina Beach, Hotel Royal Palm
    • Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area in the early 1880s by Joseph Winner (1843-1902) and his...
    • Fred Retchin

    • Furniture industry; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners
    • Portrait of Fred Retchin. Fred Retchin (1929- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended New Hanover High School and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. When Retchin returned to Wilmington, he became part owner of Carolina Furniture until...
    • Kate Stuart

    • Smithville (Southport)
    • Kate Stuart was born 1844, in a waterfront inn in Smithville (Southport), North Carolina. In 1862, after graduating school Kate was the main help for her mother in running what became known as the Stuart House. During the Civil War before...
    • Grace Methodist Church, 1888

    • churches, Methodist churches, Grace Methodist Church, Grace Street, 4th Street
    • Construction began in 1887 and was dedicated in 1890. Worship services were held at the Temple of Israel until construction was completed. In honor of the church, "Mulberry" St. was changed to "Grace" Street, in 1895. A new Sunday School Annex,...
    • Sprunt and Dudley Mansion

    • Dudley family, Sprunt family, Front St., Nun St., Governors, mansions
    • The stately mansion on the corner of Front and Nun streets has been the home of several prominent families. It is thought to have been constructed about 1825 by Governor Dudley (1789-1855). In 1836, he became the first popularly elected Governor of...
    • Bellwill Cotton Mills.

    • Bellwill Cotton Mills, Cotton Mill, Wooster Street, Dawson Street, Bellamy
    • Southern section of Wilmington, with Cape Fear River frontage. Located on the block bounded by Wooster Street on the north, Dawson Street on the south, Water Street on the east and the Cape Fear River on the west, the mill was the successor to the...


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