People standing by what appears to be a airplane crash in front of a corner of the Harbor Island Auditorium.
Harbor Island Auditorium was built in the late 1910s, and was designed by prominent Wilmington, NC architect Henry E. Bonitz (1872-1921). The Harbor Island area was first called "The Hammocks" and was an uninhabited area of dunes bordered by marsh, Banks Channel, and Wrightsville Sound. The Auditorium was originally built for large meetings and conventions, and later used by the Navy for training during World War I. The building was torn down in 1936, leaving only Auditorium Circle to mark its former location.
Henrietta Gieschen Digital Collection
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