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    • 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...
    • Hilton Park.

    • Hilton Park, Christmas Tree
    • On the north side of Wilmington, the World's Largest Living Christmas Tree, photographed in the snow. For many years, Wilmington's community Christmas tree was erected at the entrance to City Hall on Third Street. In the fall of 1928, James E. L....
    • Fort Fisher.

    • Fort Fisher, Beach, Blockade Runner, Confederacy, Civil War
    • Fort Fisher Beach, showing exposed wreck of a blockade runner. A Confederate stronghold, Fort Fisher is located about twenty miles from Wilmington on the tip of the Federal Point peninsula. The fort protected the Port of Wilmington, which was the...
    • Fort Fisher.

    • Fort Fisher, Battle Acre, Monument, Daughters of the Confederacy, Confederacy, Civil War
    • "Battle Acre," with flag and monument, erected by the United Daughters of Confederacy. A Confederate stronghold, Fort Fisher is located about twenty miles from Wilmington on the tip of the Federal Point peninsula. The fort protected the Port of...
    • Fort Fisher.

    • Fort Fisher, Federal Point, Beach, Civil War
    • Federal Point landscape. A Confederate stronghold, Fort Fisher is located about twenty miles from Wilmington on the tip of the Federal Point peninsula. The fort protected the Port of Wilmington, which was the last port to be captured by Union...
    • Fort Fisher.

    • Fort Fisher, Beach, Erosion, Civil War, Confederacy
    • Fort Fisher Beach and Mound, showing erosion. A Confederate stronghold, Fort Fisher is located about twenty miles from Wilmington on the tip of the Federal Point peninsula. The fort protected the Port of Wilmington, which was the last port to be...
    • U.S. Post Office (1889-1891) - rear view.

    • Post Office, N. Front Street, Chestnut Street
    • The post office is viewed from north Second Street across Post Office Park. The park was a gathering place for local citizens. During the World Series, the park was very popular, especially before radio became wide-spread. Crowds would congregate...
    • U.S. Post Office Building (1889-1891).

    • Post Office, N. Front Street, Chestnut Street
    • The massive stone post office with tower and fine Romanesque detailing was built on this site in 1889-91. The architect of the building was W. A. Freret, supervising architect, U.S. Department of the Treasury. Memorial or Armistice Day display is...
    • Fort Fisher - ca. 1935.

    • Fort Fisher, Beach, Waddell, deRossett, Henderson
    • Fort Fisher Mounds and Beach looking east. Gabriella deRosset Waddell is the older woman pictured here, with Archibald Henderson on the left. A Confederate stronghold, Fort Fisher is located about twenty miles from Wilmington on the tip of the...
    • McKean Maffitt

    • Municipal services; Water utilities; Festivals
    • Portrait of McKean Maffitt. McKean Maffitt (1884-1955) was born in Barnwell, SC. His family relocated to Charlotte, NC when he was a young boy. He started to work for a Water and Sewer Department in Charlotte and eventually rose through the ranks,...
    • Fort Fisher.

    • Fort Fisher, Beach, Road
    • Fort Fisher Road and mounds. Long distance view of site. A Confederate stronghold, Fort Fisher is located about twenty miles from Wilmington on the tip of the Federal Point peninsula. The fort protected the Port of Wilmington, which was the last...
    • Fort Fisher.

    • Fort Fisher, Beach, Road
    • Fort Fisher mounds and road. A Confederate stronghold, Fort Fisher is located about twenty miles from Wilmington on the tip of the Federal Point peninsula. The fort protected the Port of Wilmington, which was the last port to be captured by Union...
    • Fort Fisher mounds and beach.

    • Fort Fisher, Beach, Erosion
    • Fort Fisher mounds and beach. A Confederate stronghold, Fort Fisher is located about twenty miles from Wilmington on the tip of the Federal Point peninsula. The fort protected the Port of Wilmington, which was the last port to be captured by...
    • Federal Point.

    • Fort Fisher, Civil War, Federal Point, Battery Buchanan, The Rocks
    • "Battery Buchanan" and "The Rocks," below Fort Fisher. A Confederate stronghold, Fort Fisher is located about twenty miles from Wilmington on the tip of the Federal Point peninsula. The fort protected the Port of Wilmington, which was the last...

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