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    • German Volunteers

    • Volunteer fire departments
    • Studio photograph of German Volunteers. Wilmington, NC's first firefighters were groups of volunteers who organized and served without pay. The second volunteer fire company organized in Wilmington was the Howard Relief Company, named in honor of...
    • Eliza Nutt Parsley

    • United Daughters of the Confederacy. Cape Fear Chapter No. 3
    • Copy of a painted portrait of Eliza Nutt Parsley. Eliza "Hallie" Hall Nutt Parsley (1842-1920) married William M. Parsley in 1862. He was in Company F of the 3rd NC Regiment, NC Infantry. He advanced to the rank of Lt. Colonel, and died...
    • 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....
    • Oakdale Cemetery - Latimer Family Plot.

    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves, Latimer
    • Inscription on back: "Snakes, elephants, devils are on monument on left." Oakdale Cemetery was chartered in 1852, when sixty-five acres were initially acquired. The cemetery was organized in response to a nationwide movement towards large...
    • Blaine Daugherty

    • Bonsai; Master gardeners
    • Blaine Daugherty working on a pine tree during a Cape Fear Bonsai Society workshop, probably held at the New Hanover County Arboretum auditorium. Blaine's wife, Marie Brinton, is watching his work. The Cape Fear Bonsai Society was organized in...
    • Oakdale Cemetery - General view.

    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries
    • Oakdale Cemetery was chartered in 1852, when sixty-five acres were initially acquired. The cemetery was organized in response to a nationwide movement towards large centrally located places of interment, which replaced church and private graveyards...
    • William Lord deRosset

    • deRosset, William Lord,1832-1910
    • Published photograph of W.L. deRosset. William Lord deRosset (1832-1910) was the oldest son of Dr. Armand John deRosset and his first wife Eliza Lord deRosset. He helped establish the Clarendon Iron Works in Wilmington after he returned from...
    • North Front Street - 200 block.

    • N. Front Street, Murchison, Chestnut Street
    • Chestnut Street - 100 block - north side The main buildings are (from left) the first floor of the Murchison Building, (built 1913/1914); the Murchison National Bank-Acme Building (1902) and the tall building to the left, the Cape Fear Hotel...
    • First Church of Christ Scientist

    • churches, Christ Scientist, 17th Street, Market Street, Temple Baptist Church, Baptist churches
    • The First Church of Christ Scientist, located on the Southeast corner of 17th and Market Streets, was constructed in 1907. The first congregation was organized by Mary Bridgers (1866-1910), a devout founding member who purchased 32 acres of land on...
    • The Rev. Gustave H. Caution

    • Episcopal Church; African American clergy; African American--History
    • Photograph of Rev. Gustave H. Caution. The Reverand Gustave Hamilton Caution (1898-1980) was the pastor for St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Wilmingto, NC in 1926. Under his tenure in 1928 the church was granted parish status by the Diocesan...
    • Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church

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    • Carpenter Gothic and Italianate style building constructed in 1858 as mission chapel of First Presbyterian Church. From 1858 to 1866 known as Second Presbyterian Church. Purchased by the congregation of First Colored Presbyterian Church in 1866....
    • Downtown Area Revitalization Effort, Inc. (DARE, Inc.) Collection, 1977-2000

    • Downtown Area Revitalization Effort, Inc. -- History -- 20th century; Wilmington Downtown, Inc. -- History -- 20th century; Historic preservation -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Economic development -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington; City planning...
    • The collection comprises almost thirty years of DARE’s mission and consists of minutes, agendas, newsletters, correspondence, financial records, deeds, maps, blueprints, photographs, and both magazine and newspaper articles. The collection is...
    • Cape Fear Club

    • social clubs, Wilmington, North Carolina, Cape Fear Club
    • Organized in 1852, the Cape Fear Club is reputed to be the oldest gentlemen's club in the South in continuous existence. The building, which was the James Dawson House located on the Northwest corner of Front and Chestnut Streets, was sold to the...
    • 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...
    • St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church

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    • The congregation was organized in 1858 by immigrants from Northern Germany. Plan of the Gothic Revival style church is attributed to charter member Hanke Vollers. Construction began in 1859. The unfinished building was damaged by occupying...

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