Greenfield Lake (Wilmington, N.C.)
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box 1, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents Contains an essay written by Carl Rehder detailing the history of Greenfield Park. According to Rehder, Howard-Wells Amusement Company purchased the land in 1918. After a small county fair and other amusements took place there, the people of Wilmington wanted the city to purchase the land to turn it into a park. However, a consensus could not be made for how much the park should be sold for; so the owner, "Mr. Mitchell," leased it in 1924 to become an amusement park for Black people. People...
Dates: 1936 February 19
Scope and Contents This unpublished political statement by James E.L. Wade in May, 1967 to the New Hanover County League of Women Voters covers a wide spectrum of programs he was involved with on both a local level and as a member of the General Assembly of North Carolina. Mr. Wade outlines his vision for the future of a greater Wilmington, covering improvements in all major areas from roads to parks and waterfront re-development, a convention center, preservation, recreation, city drainage, a bridge over the...
Dates: 1942, 1967, 1975