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    • St. Stephen A.M.E. Church

    • Late Gothic Revival style church built for African Methodist Episcopal congregation organized in 1865. Contractor and church member Lewis Hollingsworth designed the building. Other congregants worked as master carpenters and masons. Notable...
    • Capt. Joseph Price House

    • Late Greek Revival style house built for Joseph W. Price (1835-1895), native of Duplin County; and wife, Lassie Jones (1846-1934). He served in the Pacific as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service. During the Civil War he commanded the...
    • Louis J. Poisson House

    • Late Italianate style house built for Louis J. Poisson (1860-1891), real estate broker; and wife, Mary Allen (1866-1960), native of Brockville, Ontario, Canada. From 1905 to 1916, the home of Brooke Gwathmey Empie, attorney, state senator and...
    • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

    • Late Gothic Revival style church built for St. Andrews Presbyterian congregation. Sunday School annex (1910-1911) given by William H. Sprunt (1857-1939). In 1944, congregation merged with Church of the Covenant at Fifteenth and Market streets....
    • Airlie Garden Archive, 1736-2000

    • Airlie Gardens; Pembroke Jones Hunting Lodge; Pembroke Park; Wrightsville Sound, St.Andrews-on-the-Sound
    • This collection contains materials related to the history of Airlie Gardens and the families that owned the property. Most of the material, in the form of newspaper clippings, brochures, programs, letters, magazines, and handwritten or typed notes,...
    • 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...
    • Stephanie and Jonathan Kimbro

    • Children; Wilmington (N.C.); Snow
    • Jonathan and his older sister Stephanie Kimbro in front of their house in a late Wilmington, NC snowfall. Wilmington received 4.2 inches of snow in March of 1983, and a record 2.9 inches for the day on March 24.
    • John Newland Maffitt

    • Blockade; Soldiers--Confederate States of America; Farmer
    • Photograph of John Newland Maffitt. John Newland Maffitt (1819-1886) was born at sea when his parents were immigrating to the United States from Ireland. Maffitt was brought to North Carolina by an uncle who adopted him in the late 1820s. He held...
    • Dave Nathans

    • Churches; Historic preservation
    • Dave Nathans standing in front of what is probably St. Andrews' Presbyterian church during his work on its restoration. Dave Nathans, originally a contractor with Urban Building Development, became involved in the preservation and restoration at...
    • 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...
    • Simeon Archibald Schloss

    • Theatrical managers; Theaters
    • Studio portrait of Simeon A. Schloss. Simeon Archibald Schloss (1865-1913) was born in Virginia. He was the son of Bavarian immigrants who owned several hotels in Raleigh, Salisbury, and Wilmington, NC. Schloss worked in a number of different...
    • Wells Collection, 1893-1998

    • Wells, Richard Howard, -- 1921-1996 -- Correspondence; Wells, Percy Weston, -- 1880-1953; Wells family; Bijou Theatre (Wilmington, NC); Law enforcement -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington -- Personnel; Aerialists -- United States -- 20th century
    • The collection consists of newspaper articles, correspondence, photographs (including a late 19th c. photograph button and one tintype), certificates, programs, and a scrapbook that documents some of the circus acts popular during P.W. Wells’s...
    • Fishing pier at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Piers, Fishing
    • Fishermen display their catches at an ocean pier. From the fishermen's clothing, it appears to be in the late fall, when blue fish are usually abundant in the surf. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a...
    • Donora Smog Victims

    • Donora (Pa.)
    • Newspaper clipping of a photograph of the forty victims of the Donora fog of 1948 arriving in Wilmington, NC at Bluethenthal Field. In late October of 1948, a rare weather condition caused pollution from the smokestacks at Donora Zinc Works to...
    • Mary Lily Kenan

    • Bingham, Mary Lily Kenan, 1867-1917; Upper class women; Philanthropists
    • Studio photograph of Mary Lily Kenan. Mary Lily Kenan (1867-1917) was born to the Kenan Family of Wilmington, NC. She married late in life in 1901 to Henry M. Flagler, an extremely wealthy gentleman. He was 71, she was 34. They were married at...
    • Barbara Marcroft Collection, 1961-1990

    • Marcroft, Barbara Miller, -- 1922-2003; Scene magazine -- Periodicals; Bulletin - Cape Fear Historical Society -- Periodicals; Wilmington, magazine of the Lower Cape Fear -- Periodicals; Wilmington home magazine -- Periodicals; Pamphlets --...
    • This collection contains materials collected by Barbara Marcroft over a number of years. The collection includes magazines, newsletters, and pamphlets that were published by organizations in Wilmington and the surrounding area. Box 1 contains Scene...


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