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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Intersection of North Front and Chestnut streets.

    • Murchison Building, Murchison/Acme Building, Bijou Theater, N. Front Street, Chesnut Street
    • The Murchison Building (at left) and the Murchison/Acme Building are on the corners. The Morris Plan Bank occupied the latter building at one time. Two doors from the Murchison Building is the structure, where Bulluck Hospital was located for a...
    • Portrait of James Walker, Architect

    • Walker family, Architects, Builders, Philanthropists, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, portraiture
    • This portrait of James Walker can be found hanging on a wall at UNC-Wilmington. James Walker, (1826-1901) was born in Scotland and came to the U.S. (New York), with his brother at the age of 12. He started out as a stone mason, then later moved to...
    • Blockade Runner Beach Resort

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    • Originally called The Blockade Runner Motor Hotel, the 120-room building was constructed for Lawrence Lewis, Jr. (1918-1995), native of Wilmington, resort developer, founder of Flagler College and preservationist. Named for the blockade-running...
    • Princess Street - 300 block.

    • Princess Street
    • View of the north side of the 300 block of Princess Street, with the entrance to Thalian Hall at left. Note house on the corner of the 100 block of north Fourth Street, which was owned by Sarah Bowden. The pavement of Princess Street is made of...
    • Dr. James H. Dickson

    • Dickson, James Henderson, 1806-1862; Physicians; Yellow Fever
    • Daguerreotype studio portrait of Dr. James H. Dickson. Dr. James Henderson Dickson (1806-1862) was a physician in Wilmington, NC. He received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1823 and his M.D. from Columbia...
    • Pembroke Park

    • Pembroke Park, Pembroke Jones, Park, Landfall
    • Pembroke Jones’ Lodge and Garden with gazebo (Now the site of Landfall). Pembroke Jones (1858-1919), a native of Wilmington, spent much of his time in New York and Newport, RI, but he always returned to the city of his birth. In 1902, he purchased...
    • Pembroke Park.

    • Pembroke Park, Pembroke Jones, Park, Landfall
    • Photograph taken from the sound side of the lodge (villa). Jones hosted many oyster roasts here. Pembroke Jones’ Lodge and Garden with gazebo (Now the site of Landfall). Pembroke Jones (1858-1919), a native of Wilmington, spent much of his time...
    • Thalian Hall - 300 block of Princess Street.

    • Thalian Hall, City Hall, Princess Street, N. Third Street
    • Clothing collected for the poor during the Depression years. Entrance of Thalian Hall and steps. Wilmington's impressive City Hall and attendant theater, Thalian Hall, was authorized by the Wilmington Board of Alderman in 1854. John Trimble, a New...
    • Thalian Hall - 300 block Princess Street.

    • Thalian Hall, City Hall, Princess Street, N. Third Street
    • During the Depression years, clothing was collected for the poor. Thalian Hall entrance and steps. Wilmington's impressive City Hall and attendant theater, Thalian Hall, was authorized by the Wilmington Board of Alderman in 1854. John Trimble, a...
    • Pembroke Jones

    • Shipbuilding industry; Rice--milling; Businessmen
    • Photograph of a portrait of Pembroke Jones. Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) was raised by his maternal aunt, Alice Heron London Dickinson, in Wilmington, NC and attended Cape Fear Academy. In 1879, he founded Carolina Rice Mills with Norwood Giles,...
    • Major William H. Bernard

    • Newspaper publishing; Soldiers--Confederate States of America
    • Photograph of Major William H. Bernard. William H. Bernard (1837-?) was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War, and his regiment was famous for fighting the first battle of the war and the battle at Big Bethel. Bernard is connected with several...

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