Historic Wilmington & The Lower Cape Fear

  • 96 Pages
  • 4.39 MB
  • English
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History / United States, United States - General, History, History: Ame
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL12218366M
ISBN 101893619680
ISBN 139781893619685

Historic Wilmington & The Lower Cape Fear Hardcover – June 1, by Chris E. Fonvielle (Author), Jr. (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

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: Historic Wilmington & The Lower Cape Fear () by Chris E. Fonvielle; Jr. and a great selection of similar New, Used and Price Range: $ - $ The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society at the Latimer House. Closed 2/21 for inclement weather.

Escape the bustling twenty-first century for the quiet grandeur of the Latimer House where the Victorian era comes to life through the stories of three generations of the Latimer Family and those who lived on the property, both free and enslaved.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Commissioned by the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society." Description: 96 pages: illustrations (some. An historic moment takes place Thursday in downtown Wilmington.

The Historic Wilmington Foundation (HWF), which began inis moving to its new office at Orange St., according to an announcement. "After nine years as tenants of the former caretaker’s cottage in the National Cemetery at Market Street, HWF has purchased for its headquarters a.

From historic homes to Civil War battlefields, history is alive and well in the iconic Cape Fear region. A Brief History of the Cape Fear Area Books have been written on the various chapters of Cape Fear’s history, but the region’s story arguably begins with its “discovery” by French explorer Giovanni da Verrazano inand later.

The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, located in Wilmington, NC, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Wilmington. The Historical Society fosters an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on local on: South 3rd Street, Wilmington,NC.

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Historic Wilmington & the Lower Cape Fear: An Illustrated History by Fonvielle, Chris Eugene and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Visitor Info.

New Hanover County Cape Fear Museum Park’s interconnected park-like landscape and interactive exhibits introduces visitors to some of the ways that people have interacted with the region’s land and water resources through time and how these interactions have shaped the history of the Lower Cape Fear region.

Hannah Block materials from Cape Fear Museum collection InVivian S. Wright became the first woman elected to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. The first black woman to run for city council, Augusta Mosely Cooper, ran in the late : Cape Fear Museum.

Off campus bookstore - N Front St, Wilmington, North Carolina - Rated based on 5 Reviews "The staff is friendly and they sell good quality /5(5). Nestled on the southeastern coast of North Carolina between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River, the region encompasses Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach.

Visitors can experience the area’s past at historic sites, museums, and a + block National Register Historic District. S Third St Wilmington, NC Telephone: () visit website. CATEGORY: Nonprofit Organizations The Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear was founded in as a non-political, non-profit (c)(3) corporation dedicated to the preservation and study of history in the Lower Cape Fear region.

Settlement at Town Creek William Hilton was again sent to explore the region, this time by men from the British colony of Barbados. He entered the "Cape-Fear" in October and left in December, evidently just before the New Englanders arrived.

John Vassall of Barbados financed and led the first permanent settlers to the Lower Cape Fear, landing in MayAuthor: Lori Erwin.

Founded inthe Historic Wilmington Foundation is a (c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the irreplaceable historic resources of Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear Region.

The book, "Redcoats on the Cape Fear," specifically chapter 1 page 15 states: "Heron's Bridge crossed the Northeast Cape Fear River with a span near the modern I bridges." See digitized version here. Finally, see the files listed below to include the thesis chapter and summary entitled.

Book Talk Series: Last Thursday of the Month 11 am February 27 Kenan Maready Casteen/Maready Families: Civil War Days March 26 Judge Gary E. Trawick Give Them Another Chance April 30 John Hirchak Legends of Old Wilmington & Cape Fear May 28 Mary Flinn Lumina April 18th, Bric-a-Brac Spring Sale May 29th, Shrimparoo, pm.

Get this from a library. A history lover's guide to Wilmington & the lower Cape Fear: Southeastern North Carolina's best historical tourism attractions, how to get there, when they're open, and what makes them worth your time. [Jack E Fryar].

It was occupied by three generations of Latimers untilwhen it passed over into the hands of the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society and became a popular Wilmington museum.

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The home features a total of 14 rooms and more than historical relics of its original era, all placed strategically throughout the household. The Big Book of the Cape Fear River Editor’s Note. This is a truly remarkable work, a shining example of tax dollars well spent.

I first came across this report on the places where history happened on the Cape Fear River in the office of Mary Strickland at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Southport a few years ago. It features memorable images from The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, New Hanover County Public Library, Burgwin-Wright House, Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, Wilmington Railroad Museum, the StarNews and its readers, from the s through This book truly captures the rich history of the area.

Take a tour of beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina and learn about our nearly three centuries of history. Our app leads you down tree-lined streets to our many rich historic sites. At each stop you can scroll through fascinating historic pics and read or listen to a minute history. Begin when you want.

Walk at your own ers:   The Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear first published Modern Recipes from Historic Wilmington in The book has been so popular, the Historical Society has reprinted it six times.

To order a copy, call ()or go to print it. Lower Cape Fear Historical Society Latimer House PO Box Wilmington, NC / Architectural Drawing Collection. Original drawing by James Post of the William McKoy residence, Also includes reprint and photocopies from American Architect and Building News, Post's drawings are adjustments to the plans from this.

Cape Fear Historian I recently gave a tour at Wilmington's historic Oakdale Cemetery, If Lee Fon Howard is Lee Fun Howe, then the How/Howe family had been in the Lower Cape Fear for decades by the time they dropped these family off at.

- Lower Cape Fear Historical Society formed. - Historic Wilmington preservation group founded. - February 6: Bombing of grocery store; racial unrest ensues, eventually leading to controversial conviction of "Wilmington Ten." - Emsley A.

Laney High School established. Downtown Wilmington, NC. Downtown Wilmington is the economic and social hub for the region. With boundaries spanning from the Cape Fear River to the west, the Isabel Holmes Bridge to the north, to the Memorial Bridge to the south and 5 th Avenue to the east.

Downtown is home to about businesses, 10, workers, and 3, residents. Near Wilmington the same newspaper report says "three freighters had broken loose from their moorings and were moving down the Cape Fear River." Hazel is responsible for the highest stage ever recorded on the Cape Fear River at downtown.

Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington Downtown/Historic District - Located just off Feel Good Fishing Charters & Adventures and about 2 miles from Mcallister & Solomon Books, Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown/Historic District features an outdoor pool for guests to take a dip in. Airlie Gardens is less than 4 miles away.

Find historical sites in Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area on Yellowbook. Brunswick Town/fort Anderson State Historic Site. Saint Philips Rd Se. Winnabow, NC Map () Send Email Lower Cape Fear Historical Society. S 3rd St. Wilmington, NC Map () Send Email. Lower Cape Fear Historical Society.

The Burgwin-Wright House was saved from the wrecking ball—someone wanted to build a gas station on that corner—by the Colonial Dames of America in All told, this group saved 85 locations throughout the country.

Colonial Dames also erected a foot granite obelisk at 4th and Market streets in honor of Cornelius Harnett, a .Wilmington's ghosts make the Cape Fear region worthy of its name.

Author John Hirchak calls upon years of experience as the owner and guide of the "Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington" to lead his readers on a journey down back alleys and docksides, stopping at various points along the way to listen to the lingering whispers of generations long dead/5(12).For many years, Wilmington Water Tours has led the effort to preserve the Cape Fear River and its tributaries, as well as the local environment and history.

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