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Newspaper Clippings


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Newspaper and news articles/ads mentioning Sunset Park

161 files, last one added on Jun 24, 2009

Newspaper Clippings - Victory Home Company 1918-192x


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The Victory Home Company was organized in 1918 by local business men to help build more homes to house the Shipbuilders. I'm still researching if Victory Home Co. actually built "all" the 30+ homes in Sunset Park or if they were sold properties with previously built rental homes by Fidelity T&D and other investing property owners.

9 files, last one added on Oct 13, 2007

City Directories


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Wilmington City Directories back from 1913. Up until the late 20's the addresses for Sunset Park were only listed as "Sunset Park", "Sunset Pk", or by street intersection - ex: "Northern Boul cor Adams, Sunset Park"

87 files, last one added on May 12, 2008

Deeds & Records


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Deeds and Deed Indexes that related to Sunset Park. These are only some of what I found and not all that mention Sunset Park.

23 files, last one added on Apr 29, 2008

Maps


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City Plat Maps as well as the Sandborn Insurance Maps of Sunset Park.

5 files, last one added on Dec 08, 2007

Old Photos


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11 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2009

Historic Information


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4 files, last one added on Oct 12, 2007

Faces in Sunset Park History


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1 files, last one added on May 16, 2008

8 albums on 1 page(s)

Random files - Historic Information & Newspaper Clippings
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1997-August17: Saving Sunset ParkArticle about Dove Meadows and it's effects on Sunset Park.
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1918 Huggins - City Directory
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2009-March 23: Vandalism hits Sunset Park NeighborhoodWWAY3 - Article about vandalism in the neighborhood.
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Deed for T.F. Boyd and Fidelty Group for a bunch of lots
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1923-December: Three Streets in Sunset Park will be Improved Soon
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1948-July: Sunset Park have Observance
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1946-April: Council Seat Fight LoomingMention of Otto K. Pridgen chairman of the Sunset Park committee nominated W.K. Rhodes, Sunset Park attorney to fill vacant council post.
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1924-May: Sunset Park Activity

Last additions - Historic Information & Newspaper Clippings
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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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
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Old Photo of Central BlvdPhoto from the Louis T. Moore Collection at the New Hanover Library of Sunset Park. Photo taken at what is now Burnett Blvd looking east down Central Blvd. There is a second image of this photo where I show the streets and the house on the right and how it currently looks. Feb 19, 2009
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2034 Monroe StreetView of 2034 Monroe Street which is now 6 new homes. This view is from Monroe Street.Feb 19, 2009
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2034 Monroe StreetView of 2034 Monroe Street which is now 6 new homes. This view is from Monroe Street.Feb 19, 2009
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2034 Monroe Street from Jackson StreetView of 2034 Monroe Street which is now 6 new homes. This view is from Jackson Street.Feb 19, 2009
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2008-May22: Back Then with Scott NunnMay 7, 1958: Residents of Sunset Park sue the city.
If you live in or are familiar with Sunset Park, you may be interested to know that the strange triangulation of roads at the west end of Southern Boulevard was a point of contention 50 years ago. Property owners on Sunset Park sued the City of Wilmington and S&G Concrete Co., asking that Monroe Street near Virginia Avenue and Southern Boulevard be reopened. By the way, Sunset Park has a Web site, www.sunsetparknc.org, full of history and old photographs as well as information for current residents and newcomers. The Web site editor uses an article from the Sept. 22, 1912, Wilmington Star to tell about the early history.
May 22, 2008