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    • St. Stephen A.M.E. Church

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • James E. L. Wade Collection, 1917-1980

    • Wade, James E. L., -- 1889-1980 -- Correspondence; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company -- History; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen -- History; Wade Realty Company (Wilmington, N.C.) --Correspondence; United Service Organizations (U.S.) --...
    • This collection deals largely with James E. L. Wade’s involvement in the public eye in Wilmington beginning with his career as a city councilman and later as mayor of Wilmington in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The first box contains two folders...
    • Sue Lem

    • New Hanover County Public Library (New Hanover County, N.C.); William Madison Randall Library; Clothing trade
    • Sue Lim sitting at her clothing store No Sweat. Sue J. Lem (1955- ) is a native of Wilmington, NC. She has worked at both the New Hanover County Public Library, and at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Randall Library. In the late...
    • Burriss-Meier House

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    • Late Greek Revival style cottage built by 1863, when Phineas W. Fanning sold the property to Thomas Edward Burriss (1838-1867), river pilot; and wife, Sarah Ann Wells (1839-1912), seamstress. Acquired through marriage in 1926 by Francis L. Meier...
    • Franklin Lee Block Political Papers, 1986-1992

    • Block, Franklin Lee, -- 1936-; North Carolina. -- General Assembly -- History. -- 20th century; Lawyers -- North Carolina -- Wilmington -- Biography; Elections -- North Carolina -- History -- 20th century
    • This collection contains Frank Block’s political documents from the late 1980s and early 1990s. The first box is primarily biographical information on Block, newspaper clippings pertaining to his time in the Senate and election campaigns and...
    • Peoples Savings and Loan Association, 1950-1990

    • Peoples Savings & Loan Association (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; Peoples Savings & Loan Association (Wilmington, N.C.) -- Photographs; Peoples Building & Loan Association (Wilmington, N.C.); Peoples Federal Savings & Loan Association (Wilmington,...
    • Collection is comprised of photographs and newspaper clippings relating to the Peoples Building & Loan Association, Peoples Savings & Loan Association, Peoples Federal Savings & Loan Association, Peoples Savings Bank, and personnel. Included are...

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