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    • Ida Brooks Kellam

    • Kellam, Ida Brooks
    • Photograph of Ida Brooks Kellam. For over two decades Ida Brooks Kellam devoted herself to the organizing, collecting, researching, and writing of Cape Fear history. Her research was valued by many reputable authors and compilers as she was...
    • Robert Smith Jervay

    • African American Newspapers
    • Robert Smith Jervay Robert Smith Jervay (1873-1941) was born in Summerville, S.C. He moved his family to Wilmington in 1911 for the better educational opportunities, and started a printing business called Jervay Printing. In 1927 his son Henry...
    • Mary Lily Kenan

    • Bingham, Mary Lily Kenan, 1867-1917; Upper class women; Philanthropists
    • Studio photograph of Mary Lily Kenan. Mary Lily Kenan (1867-1917) was born to the Kenan Family of Wilmington, NC. She married late in life in 1901 to Henry M. Flagler, an extremely wealthy gentleman. He was 71, she was 34. They were married at...
    • St. Andrews-on-the-Sound Episcopal Church.

    • St. Andrews Church, Churches, Wrightsville Avenue, Oleander Drive, Airlie Road
    • Today, located at the intersection of Wrightsville Avenue, Oleander Drive and Airlie Road, the church is the successor to Mount Lebanon Chapel located on the Airlie grounds. The present building was consecrated in 1924 and is in the Spanish Mission...
    • Eelco Idzard Tinga

    • Nursery grower; Immigrant
    • Eelco Idzard Tinga working with narcissus-bulbs. During the time that this photograph was taken, Tinga was helping to solve a narcissus-bulb shortage in the U.S., a result of a federal embargo on importations of the plant. Eelco Idzard Tinga...
    • Pembroke Jones

    • Shipbuilding industry; Rice--milling; Businessmen
    • Photograph of a portrait of Pembroke Jones. Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) was raised by his maternal aunt, Alice Heron London Dickinson, in Wilmington, NC and attended Cape Fear Academy. In 1879, he founded Carolina Rice Mills with Norwood Giles,...
    • Families  living at St. Helena farm colony

    • Immigrants; Colonists; Agriculture
    • Families standing in front of a public building at the St. Helena farm colony. The community of St. Helena, named for an Italian queen, was developed for immigrants by the Carolina Trucking Development Company under the direction of Hugh MacRae....
    • George Davis

    • Confederate States of America; Lawyers
    • Portrait of George Davis. George Davis (1820-1896) was born in Porter's Neck, NC. He established a law practice in Wilmington, NC and served as one of the delegates to the Peace Congress in Washington preceding the Civil War. When the Confederate...
    • Grace Methodist Church, 1888

    • churches, Methodist churches, Grace Methodist Church, Grace Street, 4th Street
    • Construction began in 1887 and was dedicated in 1890. Worship services were held at the Temple of Israel until construction was completed. In honor of the church, "Mulberry" St. was changed to "Grace" Street, in 1895. A new Sunday School Annex,...
    • 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...
    • Hunting Lodge of Pembroke Jones

    • Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, Antique cars, Wrightsville Sound
    • Image is the front view of the hunting lodge of Pembroke Jones. The lodge was an Italianate villa which was lavishly furnished. The property was designed as Pembroke Park. Today the park is the gated communty of Landfall.
    • Rinaldo Burrus Page

    • Wilmington star-news (Wilmington, N.C.); Newspaper publishing; North Carolina State Port Authority
    • Portrait of Rinaldo B. Page. Rinaldo Burrus Page (1890-1955) was born in Columbus, GA. Born into family with a long and prominent history in southern journalism, Page began his career working as a staff member for various newspapers owned by his...
    • Rev. D. J. Sanders

    • African American Newspapers; African American Churches
    • Rev. D. J. Sanders Rev. D. J. Sanders (1845? -1907) became the pastor of the Chestnut Street Presbyterian church on May 15, 1874, a small Carpenter Gothic and Italianate style church with a African-American congregation, that still stands on...
    • Sister Lillian Jordan

    • Sisters of Mercy
    • Sister Lillian, possibly in the library of St. Mary's School Sister Lillian Jordan was the Principal of St. Mary's School in Wilmington, NC for over fifteen years. She was part of the Sisters of Mercy, the first order of Catholic nuns invited to...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Banks Channel.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Banks Channel, Oceanic, Hotels, Frying Pan Boat Club
    • Boats tied up at the Frying Pan Boat Club dock on Banks Channel, north of the bridge. The Oceanic Hotel is in the background. The hotel's pavilion is at right, where boats were kept to carry guests out into the ocean via Moore's Inlet, which was...
    • St. Andrews-on-the-Sound Episcopal Church.

    • St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Churches
    • Wrightsville Sound at the intersections of Wrightsville Avenue, Oleander Drive and Airlie Road. Today, located at the intersection of Wrightsville Avenue, Oleander Drive and Airlie Road, the church is the successor to Mount Lebanon Chapel located...
    • Mae Blake Graves

    • Graves, Mae Blake; Genealogists; Local history
    • Color photograph of Mae Blake Graves. Mae Blake Graves (1934-2000) was born in Burgaw, NC. For over twenty years she was recognized as an excellent genealogist and records abstractor. The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society presented her with the...
    • 2nd St.

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, guest houses, historic buildings, downtown,
    • An old building at 7 S. 2nd St.( an original brick street) near the corner of Market and 2nd Streets is the proposed site of a bed & breakfast. Today this site contains Courtyard Developers, which has "Diamond Feed Store" painted on front of...


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