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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Nancy Roberts

    • Roberts, Nancy, 1924- ; Women authors; Ghost stories; Storytellers
    • Nancy Roberts portraying the female pirate Anne Bonny. Nancy Roberts (1924-2008) was a renowned author and storyteller. She wrote over two dozen books on the ghosts and pirates of the southern coast, including stories on Wilmington, NC and...
    • Madafo Lloyd Wilson

    • Storytellers; Griots; African American--History
    • Digital image of Madafo Lloyd Wilson telling a traditional African story. Lloyd Wilson (1947- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended Williston High School where he was a member of the Glee Club. Wilson is renowned as a storyteller, musician,...
    • Members of the Wilmington Ten

    • Blacks--Civil Rights; State action (Civil rights)--United States--Cases; African American--History
    • Photograph of the members of the Wilmington Ten amongst a crowd standing in front of City Hall. The Wilmington Ten, a group made up of nine young African American men and one white woman, were all convicted in a case that made national news in...
    • Ellyn Bache

    • Bache, Ellyn; Authors
    • Photograph of Ellyn Bache. Ellyn Bache (1942- ) is a popular writer who lived in Wilmington, NC for over twenty years. She has written a number of books, short stories, and worked as a freelance newspaper journalist. She once owned Banks Channel...
    • America's 400th Anniversary, 1984

    • United States -- History -- 17th century Virginia -- History -- 17th century Virginia -- Williamsburg -- History -- 17th century. Virginia -- Jamestown -- History -- 17th century.
    • Items were collected by the the library staff for and during America's 400th anniversary (2007). Collection includes news stories, pamphlets, and various booklets about the event.
    • Captain William Herbert Bixby

    • Bixby, William Herbert, 1849-1928; New Hanover County Public Library (Wilmington, N.C.); United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Wilmington District
    • Photograph of William Herbert Bixby. William Herbert Bixby was a native of Massachusetts, born in 1849. He was the first District Engineer in Wilmington, NC, a post he held from 1884-1891. As District Engineer, Bixby supervised all river and...
    • Brooks Newton Preik

    • Preik, Brooks Newton; Southport (N.C.)
    • Brooks Newton Preik Brooks Newton Preik (1938- ) has been a teacher, editor, and is the author of the best-selling collection of regional ghost stories "Haunted Wilmington." A native of Southport, NC, her great-aunt was Kate Stuart of Stuart...
    • Jean Jones

    • Poets
    • Jean Jones in a newspaper article. Jean Arthur Jones was born in Bandung, Indonesia, and has lived all over the world. He is an award-winning author, with several books of poetry, and is a major contributor to the writing and poetry scene in...
    • John Golden

    • Golden, John, 1941 ; Folk singers; Storytellers
    • Photograph of John Golden posed in a tree. John Golden (1941- ) is an accomplished local folk singer and story teller who writes many of his own songs to share the history of coastal North Carolina. He was born and raised in south Florida, and...
    • Louis T. Moore and James Edward Lee Wade

    • Moore, Louis Toomer, 1885-1961
    • Louis T. Moore (on right) and J. E. L. Wade, possibly at the dedication of the memorial to the men from the city and county who fought in WWI and WWII at Greenfield Lake. James E. L. Wade (1889-1980), consummate Wilmington politician and...
    • Joe and Dorothy Nesbitt

    • Nesbitt, Dorothy Buckeridge, 1922-; Photographers; Wilmington star-news (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Joe and Dorothy Nesbitt. Joesph Gordon Nesbitt (1917-2008) was the chief photographer of the Star-News from 1958-1982. He married Dorothy in 1951. She was a dancer and choreographer who toured Latin America with Col. W. de Basil's Original...
    • Louis T. Moore House

    • Shingle style house built by the heirs of Edward Kidder (1805-1885), for daughter, Annie P. Kidder (1851-1927). Purchased in 1928 by Louis Toomer Moore (1885-1961); and wife, Florence Hill Kidder (1888-1971). He was executive secretary of the...


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