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    • 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...
    • Wilmington High School, Originally Tileston Elementary School

    • high schools, Wilmington High School, Tileston Elementary School, James Walker, John A. Fox, Architects, Ann Street
    • Located at 400 Ann St., between South 4th and 5th Streets, Wilmington High School originally opened as the Tileston Normal School in 1872. John A. Fox was and James Walker (Supervising) were the original architects. It has since changed names and...
    • Blockade Runner Beach Resort

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    • Originally called The Blockade Runner Motor Hotel, the 120-room building was constructed for Lawrence Lewis, Jr. (1918-1995), native of Wilmington, resort developer, founder of Flagler College and preservationist. Named for the blockade-running...
    • Aerial View of Cape Fear River

    • Cape Fear River, Point Peter, Northeast Memorial Bridge
    • This b&w photograph, which originally appeared in the "Future Land Use Plan" for Wilmington, North Carolina, features an aerial view of the Cape Fear River and downtown Wilmington and includes both Point Peter and the Cape Fear River Bridge.
    • Mary Alice Jervay

    • African American Newspapers; African American women; African American--history
    • Photograph of Mary Alice Jervay. Mary Alice McNeill Jervay (1874-1948) was the wife of Robert Smith Jervay, who started a Wilmington weekly newspaper for African American readers in 1927 called "The Cape Fear Journal." She was originally a...
    • Lieutenant Mildred McGirt

    • Fairmont (N.C.); Navy Nurse Corps Association; Atomic bomb
    • Newspaper photograph of Lt. Mildred McGirt. Mildred McGirt Dudgeon (1921-2011) was originally from Fairmont, NC, and visited family in Wilmington, NC. In 1941 she joined the U.S. Navy Nurses Corps and served on the hospital ship "Bountiful." In...
    • Robert R. Bellamy Building

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    • Commercial structure built as rental property for Robert R. Bellamy (1861-1926), owner of wholesale drug business and officer of Delgado Cotton Mills. Originally constructed as a boot and shoe store; later occupied by clothing stores and jewelers....
    • National Cemetery.

    • National Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves
    • The old caretakers' lodge with the mansard roof is to the left (looking northwest). Burials were first made in this cemetery, located on Market Street at North Twentieth Street, in February, 1867. It contains the remains of those Union soldiers who...
    • Carolyn Simmons

    • University of North Carolina, Wilmington; Professors
    • Head shot of Dr. Carolyn H. Simmons Dr. Carolyn H. Simmons (1940- ) came to the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) to be the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences after 20 years at the University of Colorado in Denver. She...
    • National Cemetery - General view.

    • National Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves
    • The cemetery borders the Carolina Heights area, an early Wilmington suburb. The rear of a residence appears on the right side of the photograph. The old caretakers' lodge with the mansard roof is to the left (looking northwest). Burials were...
    • North Front and Chestnut streets, looking north.

    • N. Front Street, Chestnut Street, Murchison Building, Feast of Pirates
    • At eleven stories, the Murchison-First Union Building is the tallest structure in Wilmington. Built 1913-1914, Wilmington native, Kenneth M. Murchison (1872-1938) of New York, was the architect for the Neoclassical Revival building, which...
    • Robert Brent Drane

    • Drane, Robert Brent, 1800-1862
    • Photograph of Reverand Drane. Reverand Robert Brent Drane (1800-1862), D. D., Rector for twenty-five years at Saint James Episcopal church, distinguished himself during the yellow fever epidemic of 1862 by courageously staying in Wilmington to...
    • Grace Methodist Church, 4th and Grace Streets

    • churches, Methodist Churches, Grace United Methodist Church, Front St., Grace St.
    • Showing the bell tower of Grace Methodist Church at 4th and Grace Sts. Originally started as Front Street Methodist Church in 1796. After a horrible fire in 1886, the church moved to what is now 4th and Grace. The church burned again on March 21,...
    • 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...
    • Cooperative Savings and Loan

    • Banks and Banking--United states;
    • Photograph of Christmas party of the Cooperative Savings and Loan on board the Fergus Ark restaurant. Left to right: (sitting) Estel Fussell, Audrey Woodall, Polly Justice, Miriam Alford, Frederick Willetts, Sr., Catherine Freimuth (Tinder), Betty...

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