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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...
    • Intracoastal waterway near Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Intracoastal Waterway,
    • The idea of a national intracoastal waterway system from Maine to the tip of Florida was conceived as early as the late eighteenth century. Several portions were built, with the first link - the Dismal Swamp Canal - being completed in 1805. Other...
    • Celia Rivenbark

    • Rivenbark, Celia; Journalists
    • Publicity photo of Celia Rivenbark. Celia Rivenbark (1956- ) is a humor columnist and author of several books. She was born and raised in Duplin County, NC. Her career started when she became a reporter for the Wallace Enterprise, and from there...
    • Martin S.  Willard Collection, 1810-1993

    • Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933; Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933. -- Correspondence; Carolina Insurance Comany -- History; North Carolina. -- Dept. of Insurance -- History; New Hanover County (N.C.). -- Board of Commissioners --...
    • This collection contains 35 boxes holding ledgers, correspondence, pamphlets, scrapbooks, newspapers, deeds, photographs, and insurance documents. Boxes 1-6 contain ledgers filled with correspondence from Willard’s insurance business. There are 16...
    • Archie Seigler

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; Dry cleaning industry
    • Portrait of Archie Seigler. Archie Seigler (1889-1970) was born in Dillon,SC, the first child born in the town. He joined his father's furniture business in 1905 and remained until WWI when he enlisted and was sent to France. Seigle endured...
    • Catherine Kennedy Home

    • Women--Societies and clubs
    • Residents at the Catherine Kennedy home around Christmas time. In 1852 several Wilmington, NCladies came together to help the poor and elderly of the town, specifically women. The driving force was Catherine deRosset Kennedy (1800-1889), who led...
    • Intracoastal Waterway under construction.

    • Intracoastal Waterway, Henry Bacon
    • The dredge is the Henry Bacon. The idea of a national intracoastal waterway system from Maine to the tip of Florida was conceived as early as the late eighteenth century. Several portions were built, with the first link - the Dismal Swamp Canal -...
    • Sound adjacent to Intracoastal Waterway.

    • Intracoastal Waterway, Sound
    • The idea of a national intracoastal waterway system from Maine to the tip of Florida was conceived as early as the late eighteenth century. Several portions were built, with the first link - the Dismal Swamp Canal - being completed in 1805. Other...
    • 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...
    • Kadala children on a snowy day

    • Netherlands; Snow
    • The Kadala children in the front yard of their home in the Bayshore/Ogden area of New Hanover County, NC. This was an unusually heavy snowfall for Wilmington. From left to right: Neil Kadala (1986- ), Annie Kadala (1984- ), and Susan Kadala...
    • Bennigan's Restaurant Birthday

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, restaurants, eateries, S. College Rd,
    • After his meal, Bill Freeman of Wilmington has a cake brought to his table for his birthday party at Bennigan's restaurant. Several women are seated with Bill as 1 waitress and 2 waiters clap and sing happy birthday. Other customers are seen in the...
    • Leora Hiatt "Billie" McEachern

    • Historians; Genealogists; Authors
    • Photograph of Leora Hiatt McEachern. Leora Hiatt "Billie" McEachern (1909-1982) was born in Sampson County, NC. She grew up in High Point, NC and moved to Wilmington, NC in 1951 with her husband. Billie was a significant contributor to the...
    • Benjamin Beery

    • Beery, Benjamin Washington, 1822-1892; Shipyards
    • Studio portrait of Benjamin Beery. Benjamin Washington Beery (1822-1892) was born in Brunswick County, NC. He was a partner in the Cassidey and Beery shipyard in Wilmington, NC. He was a privateer early in the Civil War, but then returned to...
    • Boney Family Architects

    • Architects--North Carolina-- Biography
    • Family photograph of the Boneys. From right to left: Leslie Norwood Boney, Sr., Leslie Boney, Jr., William Joseph Boney, Charles Hussey Boney, Paul Boney in front. Leslie Norwood Boney (1880-1964) was a well-known and respected architect in...
    • William F. Adcock

    • Orchestra; Conductors (Music)
    • William F. Adcock, conducting a class at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. William F. Adcock (1927-1982) was the founding conductor of the UNCW/Community Orchestra, now known as the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. He was on the...
    • Wrightsville Beach - turn of the century.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Ocean View Beach
    • The southern extension of Wrightsville Beach was once called Ocean View Beach after the development company that owned that part of the beach. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage...

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