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    • Bible School at Wesley Methodist

    • churches, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, Native Americans, South College Road, shelters, Christian schools
    • Spot News on Vacation Bible School at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church. The 7 female teachers and one male teacher are dressed up in a variety of international costumes standing in front of a mud hut with a straw roof under a picnic shelter.
    • 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...
    • Bertha Boykin Todd & Rosalind Moore Mosley

    • Todd, Bertha Boykin 1929- ; African American Women
    • Bertha Boykin Todd (r) and Rosalind Moore Mosley (l) at the dedication of the Bottle Chapel at Airlie Gardens. Bertha Boykin Todd (1929- ) is a native of Sampson County, NC as well as an author, educator and civil rights leader. She was the...
    • Ural Alexander Underwood

    • Independent contractors
    • Portrait of Ural Alexander Underwood. Ural Alexander Underwood (1872-1948) was born in Gaston County, NC. At the age of 19, he started his own general contracting company and he quickly became one of the leading builders in North Carolina. In...
    • Fred Albert Matthes

    • Electric utilities; Development
    • Portrait of Fred Matthes. Fred Albert Matthes (1871-1944) was born in Iowa. He came to Wilmington, NC in 1922 to take a position as Executive Vice President of the Tide Water Power Company. Matthes was know around Wilmington as "The Perfect...
    • William Henry Montgomery

    • Portrait of William Henry Montgomery. William Henry Montgomery (1898-1976) was born in Wilmington. He became associated early on with the Brigade Boys Club in the area and as a Scoutmaster. Montgomery was appointed executive secretary of the...
    • Rheinstein-Green Building

    • Originally a four-story Romanesque Revival style building constructed for Fredrick Rheinstein (1841-1899), native of Bavaria, wholesale dry goods merchant. The street facade was altered in the Art Moderne style in 1940 when the building was leased...
    • Milford Gordon Welsh

    • Electric utilities
    • Portrait of Milford Gordon Welsh. Milford Gordon Welsh (1886-unknown) was born in Kentucky. He moved to Wilmington, NC in 1926 to take a position as Superintendent of the Gas Department at the Tide Water Power Company. Welsh was known as one of...
    • Frederick O. Stilling

    • Music stores
    • Portrait of Frederick O. Stilling. Frederick O. Stilling (1894-unknown) was born in Nashville, TN. He moved to Wilmington, NC in 1927 to become manager of the Stieff Piano Company. During his tenure with the company, Stilling moved the business to...
    • Bradley Creek Marina (2)

    • Wilmington, New hanover County, North Carolina, marinas, J.E. McWatty, J.B. Gerald, Richard E. Barker
    • Bradley Creek "66" Marina building, various boats docked at slips, as well as a variety of cars, vans, trucks and boats parked in the lot and on the street. Bertram and Pacemaker signs hang from the marina.
    • Malcolm Chester McIver

    • Lumber trade
    • Portrait of Malcolm Chester McIver. Malcolm Chester McIver (1882-1952) was born in Robeson County, NC. He went into business with his brother as a young man, purchasing a sawmill. The success of the first business allowed the McIver brothers to...
    • Francis Paul O'Crowley

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; Laundry industry; Festivals
    • Portrait of Francis Paul O'Crowley. Francis Paul O'Crowley (1892-1956) was born in Ireland and came to the United States in 1911. During World War I, he enlisted in the Canadian Army and was assigned to the Air Force. O'Crowley worked for a period...
    • 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 Merritt Kermon

    • North Carolina. General Assembly; lawyers
    • Portrait of Robert Merritt Kermon. Robert Meritt Kermon(1893-1976) was born in Acme, North Carolina. He was educated in the public schools of Wilmington and also attended Alderman Private School. Kermon worked as quartermaster of a steamer and as...
    • McClellan Livery Building

    • Commercial building constructed as rental property for the Hanover Trust Company. First used as stables by W.B. McClellan & Son. Other tenants included a variety of automobile dealerships, repair and upholstery; wholesale feeds and groceries; and...


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