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Photo Collections - Images of Life in Sunset ParkPhoto collections that have been submitted by current/previous residents of Sunset Park. If you have a photo album that contains images of Sunset Park, let me know and I'll be happy to scan them and create your own collection.
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Historic Information & Newspaper ClippingsHistoric Photos, Deed Books, Old Documents, Old Photographs, Clippings from Newspapers, Magazines, & News Websites and anything dealing with Sunset Park.
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Houses in Sunset ParkPhotos and documents on the houses in Sunset Park including the 1996 Architectural Survey and houses that have been registered with the Historic Wilmington Foundation plaque program.
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Schools in Sunset ParkPhotos and documents about the Sunset Park School (Lucile Shuffler) and the Sunset Park Junior High School. In the future I plan to add information on the current Sunset Park Elementary as well as find information on the original Sunset Park School from 1915.
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Churches in Sunset ParkPhotos and documents about the churches built in Sunset Park.
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In & Around Sunset ParkPlaces In & Around Sunset Park. Pergolas, Port/Shipyard, Riverside/Sunset Park South and Random Neighborhood Images
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Events - Collection of Sunset Park EventsCollection of Events in Sunset Park ranging from Plaque Dedications, Picnics, Luminaires and Holiday Lights.
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Filmed in Wilmington & Sunset ParkCollection of images from Movies and TV Shows that were filmed in Wilmington compared to how they look today.
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Downtown WilmingtonPhotos and Postcards from Downtown Wilmington.
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Greenfield LakeCollection of photographs and newspaper articles about Greenfield Lake.
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User galleriesCollection of photos that have been uploaded by registered users of the gallery. Once you log in to the gallery you'll be able to create your own gallery where you can add and update photos
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Snow on Carolina Beach Road
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Madison - 021 (Block A/Lot 11)LeRay House - 1942
One-story; Colonial style; frame with simulated siding; gable-end roof; three bays wide and two bays deep; projecting center bay has gable with right roof slope sweeping out to incorporate engaged corner porch; porch has metal corner supports and railings; windows contain both eight-over-eight and six-over-six sash; louvered blinds, metal awnings, and window boxes enliven several windows; interior chimney, centered on facade, rises through main roof ridge. Property purchased 10/24/1945 by Frank J. LeRay, Jr., shipyard supervisor, and wife, Lois C.

Source: Sunset Park Architectural Site Survey 1996.
(not 100% accurate)
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Sunset Ave - 032 (Block /Lot )House - 1939
One-story; Traditional style; gable-end roof; smooth stucco walls; two bays wide and two bays deep; window in left front bay contains eight-over-eight sash; tripartite window in right bay has short, six-over-six sash; screened, shed-roofed porch with stuccoed lower walls extends along east elevation; twin gabled dormers with six-over-six sash windows in front slope of roof. Property purchased by

Source: Sunset Park Architectural Site Survey 1996.
(not 100% accurate)

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Tax records show Estes 1947, then Estes to Hunt in 1981
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1955-56: Sunset Stars Dominate Wilmington All-Junior High Conference Team
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Cargo Ship and Cape Fear Memorial BridgeView of a cargo ship going under the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Center section of bridge is rising to allow ship to sail under.
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Work on the north Pergola on Northern BlvdI noticed the traffic cones and dust clouds coming off the Pergola so I went out and took a photo as the city contractors worked on re-pointing the mortar between the bricks.
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2007-August 12: Edna Schupp: A life of hard work, helping othersEdna Schupp, known by many in Wilmington and especially in the Sunset Park neighborhood as "Miss Dillon", died on Aug 4. Owner and operator of Dillon's Grocery and Sunset Laundrette from 1958-1988. Home on Southern Blvd.
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Jefferson - 1923 (Block 7/Lots 15, 16)Rhodes House - 1939
One-story; Cape Cod style; frame with simulated siding; gable-end roof; three bays wide and three bays deep; central has shed-roofed porch supported by clustered posts bound by horizontal ties sheltering two-light upper-panel door; flanking windows contain eight-over-eight sash and aluminum blinds; right front bay rises into small gable with square attic vent; exterior end chimney rises along south elevation of house. Property purchased 8/1/1939 by William K. Rhodes, Jr., lawyer.

Source: Sunset Park Architectural Site Survey 1996.
(not 100% accurate)

Last additions
Sunset_Park_potluck_challen.pdf
2009-June23: Sunset Park Potluck Challenge Opens Doors to New DishesArticle about a Potluck Challenge using ingredients purchased from local stores only.Jun 24, 2009
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Yearbook - 1986 Sunset Park Junior High "Spirit of Sunset"SPJH "Spirit of Sunset" yearbook from Sunset Park Junior High School 1986. A special thank you to Sherry Smith for allowing me to scan her yearbook.

This file is 7.4 MB and requires a fast internet connection to view the file. You will also need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Apr 16, 2009
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Harry Pope - 50 Years of ServiceArticle by WWAY3 on Harry Pope and his 50 years of service at Sunset Barbershop.Apr 13, 2009
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April 09 - Downtown Convention CenterApr 12, 2009
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April 09 - Downtown Convention CenterApr 12, 2009
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Yearbook - 1988 Sunset Park Junior High "SPJH Echoes"SPJH Echoes yearbook from Sunset Park Junior High School 1988. A special thank you to Sherry Smith for allowing me to scan her yearbook.

This file is 4.3 MB and requires a fast internet connection to view the file. You will also need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Mar 31, 2009
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2008-August 15: Sunset Park Resident Educating Others on HistoryWWAY3- Article about the Sunset Park and the Sunset Park website.Mar 30, 2009
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2009-March 23: Vandalism hits Sunset Park NeighborhoodWWAY3 - Article about vandalism in the neighborhood.Mar 30, 2009