Skip to main content

You've searched: All Collections

  • All fields: honor
(70 results)



Display: 20

    • John C. Wessell House

    •  
    • Prairie style house built for John Charles Wessell (1877-1960), physician and surgeon; and wife, Isabelle Struthers (1883-1962), native of Columbus County. The New Hanover County tuberculosis hospital was named in his honor for his long service in...
    • Fifth Avenue Methodist Church

    •  
    • Neo-Gothic style church built for congregation organized in 1847 to serve residents in the southern section of the city. This building, which replaced an earlier wooden structure, was dedicated on September 26, 1890. The education building, erected...
    • New Hanover High School

    •  
    • Newclassical Revival style school opened in 1922 with an enrollment of 840 students, the largest in North Carolina. Leslie N. Boney, architect, designed the wings, 1930; the Princess Street gymnasium, 1940; and Brogden Hall, 1954. Notable students...
    • George William Gillette

    •  
    • Lt. George Gillette, Jr., USN, his mother, Mrs. Pearl M. Gillette, and his father, Col. George W. Gillette, USA. George William Gillette, Jr. (1888-1971) was an army veteran attached to the US Army Corps of Engineers 1918-1948. Before that he was...
    • James Benson Dudley

    • African American educators; African American newspaper editors; African American freemasonry; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • Studio portrait of James Dudley. James Benson Dudley (1859-1925)was born in Wilmington, NC, to John Bishop and Annie Hatch Dudley, who were slaves of Edward B. Dudley, Governor of North Carolina. He majored in elementary education at Shaw...
    • Dr. Leroy W. Upperman

    • African American physicians
    • Photograph of Dr. Leroy W. Upperman. Dr. Leroy Wenford Upperman (1913-1996) was the first resident physician at the new Community Hospital built in Wilmington, NC in 1939. He entered private practice in Wilmington in 1941, and was very active in...
    • Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson

    • Anderson, Edwin Alexander, 1860-1933; Admirals--United States; World War, 1914-1918
    • Portrait of Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson. Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson (1860-1933) was born in Wilmington, NC. He went on to fight in the Spanish-American War in 1898 and was promoted by an Act of Congress for his extraordinary heroism. ...
    • Boney Family Architects

    • Architects--North Carolina-- Biography
    • Family photograph of the Boneys. From right to left: Leslie Norwood Boney, Sr., Leslie Boney, Jr., William Joseph Boney, Charles Hussey Boney, Paul Boney in front. Leslie Norwood Boney (1880-1964) was a well-known and respected architect in...
    • AIDS Quilt Displayed at UNCW

    • Art exhibits, UNCW
    • Volunteers prepare panels from the traveling Aids Quilt for display at UNC-Wilmington's Trask Coliseum Thursday afternoon. The quilt, made with panels that honor people who have died of Aids opened Thursday night. Crews worked worked most of the...
    • Emma Bellamy Williamson Hendren

    • Bellamy Mansion Museum; Hendren, Emma Bellamy Williamson, 1902-1992
    • Newspaper photograph of Emma Bellamy Williamson from when she was the Banquet Guest of Honor at the Feast of the Pirates Banquet at the Cape Fear Hotel on June 12, 1929. She had been the Queen of the Pirates at the 1928 Feast of Pirates. Emma...
    • Isabel Holmes

    • Bridges; Women; North Carolina. Department of Transportation
    • Photograph of Isabel Stellings Holmes (1925-1978) and Dr. W. A. Hoover, Sr. Isabel Stellings Holmes was the Deputy Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The bridge over the Northeast Cape Fear River was re-named the Isabel...
    • Grace Methodist Church

    • churches, Methodist churches, Grace Methodist Church, 4th St.
    • Located at 4th and Grace Streets-construction began in 1887 the church 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,...
    • 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,...
    • James Albert Loughlin

    • Civil Engineers; Southport (N.C.)
    • Photograph of James Albert Loughlin, 16 years old, in his Old Point Comfort Military Academy, VA, uniform. James Albert Loughlin (1890-1967) was born in Warrenton, NC, but his family moved to the Southport area while he was in military school in...
    • Exley Adelbert Corbin

    • Coaches (Athletics)
    • Exley Adelbert "Spike" Corbin watching the Beach Ball Classic in Socastee, SC. He was one of the judges picking players for the basketball tournament all-star team. E.A. "Spike" Corbin (1913-2003) was a high school administrator and beloved...
    • George  Hardee

    • Coaches (Athletics); High schools; American Legion Baseball; Wilmington (N.C.). Parks and Recreation Department
    • George "Buck" Hardee standing by the sign at the newly named Buck Hardee field at Legion Stadium. George "Buck" Hardee (1927-2005) was born in Whiteville, NC. He played on a Whiteville American Legion baseball team that went to the National...
    • Leon Brogden

    • Coaches (Athletics); High schools; Basketball; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Coach Leon Brogden watching the New Hanover High School Wildcats play. Leon Lafayette Brogden, Sr. (1910-2000) was a legendary and much-loved sports figure in Wilmington, NC. He coached football, basketball, and baseball for over 32 years at New...
    • George Davis

    • Confederate States of America; Lawyers
    • Portrait of George Davis. George Davis (1820-1896) was born in Porter's Neck, NC. He established a law practice in Wilmington, NC and served as one of the delegates to the Peace Congress in Washington preceding the Civil War. When the Confederate...
    • Dr. Avon Hall Elliot

    • Elliot family, Physicians, hospitals, James Walker Memorial Hospital
    • Dr. Avon Hall Elliot, (1890-), was born in Manchester, N.C., September 29th, 1890. His parents were Johnathan Evans and Alice Hall Elliot. He married Miss Myrtle Elaine Vandegrift. His brother, George Douglas Elliot, was also a Medical Doctor...

QuickView

Display a larger image and more item information when the pointer pauses over a thumbnail
 

Layout options:

Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK