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    • Cornelius Harnett School

    • schools, Cornelius Harnett School, James B. Dudley
    • The Cornelius Harnett School constructed in 1914, and located at 920 N. 6th St. It was named in honor of Cornelius Harnett, the revolutionary patriot. White children were educated there until it closed in 1942. It reopened in 1949 with an...
    • Oceanic Hotel

    • resorts, North Carolina, Banks Channel, hotels, Wrightsville Beach
    • The Oceanic Hotel at Wrightsville Beach, N.C. was formerly the Tarrymore Hotel. When it was sold and renamed the Oceanic, the existing building was enlarged, and a four-story tower was added. It was one of the social centers of the beach. The...
    • Arthur Bluethenthal

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; France. Armée. Escadrille Lafayette; Football players
    • Photograph of Arthur Bluethenthal in uniform. Arthur Bluethenthal (1891-1918) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended Princeton University where he was a first team All-American football player in 1911. Bluethenthal joined the American Ambulance...
    • Murchison Building

    • Murchison Building
    • 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...
    • Annie Herring Snipes

    • School principal; Educator
    • Newspaper clipping of photograph of Annie Herring Snipes. Annie Herring Snipes (1895-1977) served as principal of the Carolina Beach school, the Winter Park school, and the Isaac Bear school. She became principal of the newly built Chestnut Street...
    • Parade of Returning First World War Soldiers

    • First World War, 81st Division, parade, World War I, horse, horses
    • Crowds line the West corners of North Front and Princess streets of Wilmington, N.C., for a parade of returning First World War soldiers in 1919. The center displays a horse drawn vehicle draped with the 81st "Wildcat" Division banner. The 81st...
    • Old Hotel at Hammocks and Oceanic Hotel

    • hotels, Oceanic, Island Beach Hotel, Hammocks, Harbor Island
    • This page from a scrapbook features images of the Oceanic Hotel and the Island Beach Hotel. Formerly the Hotel Tarrymoore, the hotel initially opened in 1905 and was renamed the Oceanic in 1911. Located on the Hammocks (later known as Harbor...
    • 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Ocean Terrace Hotel.

    • Ocean Terrace Hotel, Hotels, Wrightsville Beach, Beaches
    • About 1935, Mrs. J. A. Snyder leased the old Sea Shore Hotel and renamed it the Ocean Terrace Hotel. It was badly damaged by Hurricane Hazel in 1954 and burned to the ground the following year. The Blockade Runner Hotel, which was opened in 1964,...
    • 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...
    • Basilica Shrine of St. Mary

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    • Rafael Guastavino (1842-1908), Architect Rafael Guastavino (1872-1950), Builder Joseph Taft, New York, Consulting Architect The Rev. Msgr. Christopher Dennen (1855-1939), Pastor Spanish Baroque style church built with R. Guastavino’s patented...
    • James Benson Dudley

    • African American educators; African American newspaper editors; African American freemasonry; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • Studio portrait of James Dudley. James Benson Dudley (1859-1925)was born in Wilmington, NC, to John Bishop and Annie Hatch Dudley, who were slaves of Edward B. Dudley, Governor of North Carolina. He majored in elementary education at Shaw...
    • Delgado School

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    • Originally a three-room Neoclassical Revival style school built for children living in the Delgado Cotton Mill village. In 1940, renamed for Washington Catlett (1852-1934), New Hanover County educator and administrator for fifty-seven years. The...
    • Alton Asa Lennon

    • Lennon, Alton, 1906-1986; Legislators--United States
    • Alton Asa Lennon standing in downtown Wilmington at the corner of Front and Princess streets. Alton Asa Lennon (1906-1986) was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He attended New Hanover High School, where he was a star football player, and...

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