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    • Cornelius Harnett School

    • schools, Cornelius Harnett School, James B. Dudley
    • The Cornelius Harnett School constructed in 1914, and located at 920 N. 6th St. It was named in honor of Cornelius Harnett, the revolutionary patriot. White children were educated there until it closed in 1942. It reopened in 1949 with an...
    • Wrightsville Causeway - 1929.

    • Wrightsville Causeway, Intracoastal Waterway
    • View of the Intracoastal Waterway from the causeway. View from Harbor Island, looking west, towards the mainland. Note beach car tracks at right. Prior to the construction of the causeway, the only way to get to Harbor Island was by the electric...
    • Wrightsville Causeway- 1929.

    • Wrightsville Causeway, Harbor Island
    • View from Harbor Island, looking west, towards the mainland. Note beach car tracks at right. Prior to the construction of the causeway, the only way to get to Harbor Island was by the electric beach car line, which went from downtown Wilmington to...
    • Theodosia Burr Aliston

    • Alston, Theodosia Burr, 1783-1813; Alston, Joseph, 1778-1816; Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836
    • Portrait of Theodosia Burr Aliston. Theodosia Burr Aliston (1783-1812?) was the daughter of Aaron Burr and Theodosia Prevost. She married Joseph Alston of Charleston, SC, who would later become governor. Their only son, Aaron Burr Alston, died in...
    • Legion Stadium

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    • Sports arena built as a jobs-creation project by the by the federal Works Progress Administration on land donated to New Hanover County by American Legion Post 10. They also gave $27,000 toward the $237,000 construction cost. It has been renovated...
    • 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...
    • Lumina, 1910-1914

    • beaches, Wrightsville Beach, ballrooms
    • Lumina Pavilion was purchased by Consolidated Railway Light & Power Company in 1905. The building was designed by Henry E. Bonitz and included a bowling alley, changing rooms, and a ballroom that it was most famously known for. It was given it's...
    • Traffic Waits for Bridge to Open

    • Traffic jams, Bridges, Wilmington, NC
    • Traffic sits at the foot of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge(at Wooster St.) Monday morning waiting for the gates to rise. The bridge, plagued by opening and closing difficulties, kept drivers trying to enter and leave Wilmington waiting by not...
    • Colonel Doz Packett

    • Fort Bragg Military Installation (N.C.)
    • Colonel Doz Packett, commander of 229th Aviation, Fort Bragg, NC, visitng Sunny Point, NC. Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Southport is the largest ammunition port in the nation. It is the Army's primary east coast deep-water port, run by...
    • Legion Stadium

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    • Sports arena built as a jobs-creation project by the federal Works Progress Administration on land donated to New Hanover County by American Legion Post 10. They also gave $27,000 toward the $237,000 construction cost. It has been renovated...
    • Auditorium, the Hammocks (Harbor Island)

    • Wrightville Beach, N.C., Tide Water Power Company, Tide Water
    • Tide Water Power and Light Company built this large red-shingled auditorium in 1916. Since Baptists throughout the state used it for their programs, it was also known as the Baptist Seaside Assembly Building. During World War I, it was used by...
    • Greenfield Lake Park - Spillway Area.

    • Greenfield Lake, Spillway
    • During the Depression, construction workers built the five mile drive around the lake. It was completed in July, 1931, as part of a Works Project Administration(W.P.A.) attempt to put a portion of the numerous area unemployed to work. In colonial...
    • Stephanie Kimbro & swan

    • Historic gardens; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Stephanie Kimbro and one of the swans at Airlie Gardens. The Kimbro family had their pictures taken in Airlie Gardens every Easter. Airlie Gardens was started in 1901 as a private garden for the Pembroke Jones family. It became a public garden in...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Overlake Pavilion
    • View of the overlake pavilion and the tranquil lake. During the Depression, construction workers built the five mile drive around the lake. It was completed in July, 1931, as part of a Works Project Administration(W.P.A.) attempt to put a portion...

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