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Was there ever any jail in the 800 block of Nun Street where the sports fields are?

Gail Calloway

Although there are several jails that were in early downtown Wilmington, they’re all either torn down, paved over or built over. We have been unable to find a definitive tie-in with the specific 800 block of Nun Street.

If anyone knows of any evidence of a jail on Nun Street, please let us hear from you in the Comments below.


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