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Where can I find pictures of the Delgado & Wrightsville Avenue area from the 1950s?

Amanda Lisk

When searching up archive photos of Delgado and Wrightsville Avenue, some interesting sites pop up. One blog spot shares a story of how the writer discovered the Delgado cemetery as a child while attending Forest Hills Elementary School in the 1950’s.

“Wilmington through the lens of Louis T. Moore” at has a bunch of great old photos of Wilmington including one of Spofford Mills in the 2200 block of Wrightsville Avenue and another featuring two residents of “Delgado” working in their garden under the supervision of Carl Rehder.

More archived photos of New Hanover county can be found on ncgenweb and through the New Hanover County digital archives.

For an interesting read on the history of the Delgado cemetery, check out this MyReporter.com answer.

And here’s another MyReporter.com answer that lists more archive photo sites to search.


NC GenWeb/ New Hanover County.


Delgado Cemetery History


Historic Wilmington Photos


New Hanover County Digital Archives


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