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    • Williston High School

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    • Begun in 1865 by the Freedman's Bureau as an elementary school for blacks; then operated by the American Missionary Association and named for Massachusettes benefactor Samuel Williston. It became the city's first public school for blacks when...
    • Bill Head From Hall and Pearsall

    • Hall family, Pearsall family, grocers, wholesalers, fertilizer
    • The Hall and Pearsall Warehouse was located at 711 Nutt St. Oscar Pearsall worked for Edwards and Hall, Wholesale Grocers until 1875 when he became partner and changed the name to Hall & Pearsall. The firm specialized in staples such as rice,...
    • John Newland Maffitt

    • Blockade; Soldiers--Confederate States of America; Farmer
    • Photograph of John Newland Maffitt. John Newland Maffitt (1819-1886) was born at sea when his parents were immigrating to the United States from Ireland. Maffitt was brought to North Carolina by an uncle who adopted him in the late 1820s. He held...
    • Major James Reilly House

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    • Greek Revival style house built as investment property for William A. Wright (1807-1878), lawyer. Additions made in 1850 when purchased by Alexander McLennan (1820-1856), store clerk and native of Montgomery County. From 1874 to 1883 residence of...
    • Fred Retchin

    • Furniture industry; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners
    • Portrait of Fred Retchin. Fred Retchin (1929- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended New Hanover High School and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. When Retchin returned to Wilmington, he became part owner of Carolina Furniture until...
    • Dr. Robert Barnard Slocum

    • Physicians; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.
    • Portrait of Dr. Robert Barnard Slocum. Robert Barnard Slocum (1879-1933) was born in Reading, PA. He was educated in the school of New York and received a Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Slocum moved to...
    • Thomas Norwood  Simmons Papers, 1908-1986

    • Simmons, Thomas Norwood, -- 1935-1972; Simmons, Thomas Norwood, -- 1908-1986 -- Correspondence; Simmons Sea-Skiff (boat); Boatbuilders -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington; Wooden boats -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Boatbuilding -- North Carolina --...
    • This collection contains business documents related to Simmons boat building business and Simmons personal financial records. The collection ranges from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. The first box contains correspondence. Most of this material...
    • Charlie Soong

    • Missionaries--China--Biography; Publishers and publishing; Industrialists
    • Newspaper clipping of studio portrait of Charlie Soong. Soong (1863?-1918), who was born in China, set sail for Boston, MA, with his uncle in the Spring of 1878. Unsatisfied with his life as a salesman in his uncle's shop, Charlie escaped Boston...
    • 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...
    • First Church of Christ, Scientist

    • 17th St., Market St., Church of Christ Scientist, churches, Mary Bridgers, Carolina Heights, neoclassic
    • This building was built in 1907, on the Southeast corner of 17th and Market Streets, in the neoclasical revival style. Four columns dcorate the front along with arched windows. When the church moved to a new site Temple Baptist Church bought the...
    • Oakdale Cemetery - Latimer Family Plot.

    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves, Latimer
    • Inscription on back: "Snakes, elephants, devils are on monument on left." Oakdale Cemetery was chartered in 1852, when sixty-five acres were initially acquired. The cemetery was organized in response to a nationwide movement towards large...
    • Baptist Hill House

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    • A Baptist meeting house occupied this site as early as 1825. Front Street Baptist Church was constructed here in 1837 and served the congregation until 1866. Converted to residence when sold to John F. Stolter (1840-1903) and John M. Bremer...
    • Benjamin W. Beery House

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    • Italianate style house built for Benjamin Washington Beery (1822-1892), partner in Cassidey & Beery Shipyard; and wife, Ann Eliza Williams (1827-1865). Served as school and convent of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, 1869-1870. Double piazzas added by...
    • Fort Fisher, March, 1970

    • Fort Fisher, Civil War Battles, Civil War Forts
    • Fort Fisher was the last remaining ship supply route available to Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, until January 15th, 1865 when the battle was lost to the Union.
    • Bellamy Mansion

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    • Classical style house built by slaves and free black artisans, for John Dillard Bellamy (1817-1896), physician, planter, and business leader; and wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss (1821-1907). After the fall of Fort Fisher, in 1865, commandeered as...
    • Oakdale Cemetery - General view.

    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries
    • Oakdale Cemetery was chartered in 1852, when sixty-five acres were initially acquired. The cemetery was organized in response to a nationwide movement towards large centrally located places of interment, which replaced church and private graveyards...
    • Alfred Harding Yopp

    • Pianist; Music Stores
    • Portrait of Alfred Harding Yopp. Alfred Harding Yopp (1876-1973) was born in Wilmington, NC, a direct descendent of Lord William Howard of the "Western Marshes." He was educated in the public schools of Wilmington and then moved to Boston, MA...
    • Millie-Christine McKoy

    • McKoy, Millie-Christine, 1851-1912; African American--History; Conjoined twins; Whiteville, (N.C.)
    • Photograph of Millie-Christine McKoy. Millie-Christine McKoy (1851-1912) was born in the Welches Creek area close to Whiteville, NC. (The twins referred to themselves as "I".) She was born a slave and sold when only one-year-old to a series of...

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