News Articles – 1920

Federal Point, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher
– from the Wilmington Star, Wilmington News, Wilmington Post, Wilmington Dispatch

Source:
Bill Reaves files: Federal Point/Carolina Beach/Kure Beach/Fort Fisher 1725-1994

 

January – March, 1920
Real Estate Transfers:

  • T.S. Lewis to A.J. Fischer, lot on Carolina Beach Boulevard, 50 x 100 feet, for $100 and other considerations. WILM.STAR, 1-10-1920
  • New Hanover Transit Company to J.H. Payne, Lot 141 in block 36, of Carolina Beach, for $100 and other consideration. WILM.STAR, 2-4-1920.
  • New Hanover Transit Company to W.R. and A.L. Dosher, lot on Carolina Beach Avenue near Atlanta Avenue, 100 x 50 feet, for $100 and other considerations. WILM.STAR, 2-6-1920
  • New Hanover Transit Company to J.G. Thompson, lot on Carolina Beach Avenue near First Street, 50 x 150 feet, for $100 and other considerations. WILM.STAR,2-7-1920
  • New Hanover Transit Company to John T. Evans, lot at Carolina Beach, 100 x 50 feet, for $100 and other considerations. WILM.STAR, 3-18-1920

 

March 16, 1920
One of the biggest realty deals made in New Hanover County was consummated today when the New Hanover Transit Company transferred to the Carolina Beach Railway all its real estate holdings in New Hanover County. The tract comprised 6,000 building lots, located for the most part, along the proposed right of way of the Carolina Beach Railway. The consideration was $500,000. In addition to the land transfer, the New Hanover Transit Company also turned over to the Carolina Beach Railway Company, a one-half interest in 4 1⁄2 miles of railroad along with its rolling stock. The new property of the Carolina Beach road was to be offered for sale as resident lots in the near future. WILM.STAR, 3-17-1920

 

March 17, 1920
The New Hanover Transit Company transferred to the Carolina Bleach Railway all the holdings of the former company, which constituted about 6,000 lots at Carolina Beach and on the Carolina Beach road. These lots were now being offered for sale. WILM.DISPATCH, 9-17-1920

 

March 25, 1920
Work of clearing the right of way for the Carolina Beach Railway was begun at Sunset Park. This was the first step taken toward the actual linking of Wilmington and Carolina Beach by railroad. The company had been formed some months earlier. Development of the beach into a year round residential colony, and the founding of suburban communities were the plans of the owners. WILM.STAR, 3-26-1920

 

June 10, 1920
Postmaster H. McL. Green received instructions from the department at Washington, D.C., to extend service on rural route No.2, to Carolina Beach, effective June 18th. Extension of the route was authorized by the Post Office Department about 10 days earlier. The beach people and the postmaster had been working for some time for the extension. WILM.STAR, 6-11-1920

 

May 10, 1920
The work of grading Wilmington and Carolina Beach Railroad, was progressing very wall, according to E.T. Burton, vice president of the company.

In spite of bad weather, contractor Austin succeeded in grading practically two miles of the right-of-way, which was now ready to lay cross-ties and steel rails. WILM.STAR, 5-10-1920

 

June 13, 1920
Postmaster H. McL. Green, of Wilmington, requested that those who were to be receive mail by the extension to Carolina Beach, have their mail boxes put up on the route, so their mail could be delivered, beginning June 16th. The boxes had to conform to regulation size, and be placed on the road side, convenient to the Mail carrier. WILM.STAR, 6-13-1920

 

June 18, 1920
(advertisement) – CAROLINA BEACH SALE. Everybody is invited to the Big Auction Sale of Carolina Beach Property, sub-divided into building lots, to be sold Saturday, June 19th, beginning promptly at 10:30 a.m. Free transportation leaving Front and Princess streets at 10 a.m. Free Barbecue – Free Prizes – Band Concert. ALLEN BROTHER, Raleigh, N. C., Selling Agents. WILM.STAR, 6-13-1920.

 

June 22, 1920
Real Estate Transfers:

  • New Hanover Transit Company to Guilford Evans, lot at Carolina Beach, for $100 and other considerations. WILM.STAR, 3-18-1920
  • R.L. Bozeman and wife to William Highsmith, for $10 and other considerations, property on Carolina Beach road, containing 21.41 acres.
  • R.L. Bozeman and wife to William Highsmith, for $10 and other considerations, property on Carolina Beach road, containing 21.41 acres. WILM.STAR, 6-23-1920

 

July 1, 1920
A.W. Pate, proprietor of the Greystone Inn, Carolina Beach, offered the following rates:

American Plan – $5.50
European Plan – $2.00 – $2.50
Meals – $1.25
Weekly (without bath) $28.00
Weekly (with bath) $31.50

 

July 4, 1920
Sheriff George C. Jackson spent the national holiday at Carolina Beach, and he commented that for the first time in many years no accidents, no disorderly conduct, or any display of effects of intoxicating liquors (a luxury of by-gone days), not even any drunkenness occurring from the consumption of the southern drink, monkey rum, was reported.

The traffic on the Carolina Beach road was the heaviest that had been on the road for a long time, and two traffic officers were on duty on the road all day. Sheriff Jackson counted as many as 300 cars parked on the beach at one time. Between 3,000 and 4,000 people visited the beach and a safe and sane holiday was observed. WILM.DISPATCH, 7-6-1920

 

July, 1920
Real Estate Transfers:

  • Marvin Wade and wife to O.P. Shell for not more than $500, lot beginning in the western line of Carolina Beach Avenue to a point 50 feet northwardly from point where the northern line of Third Avenue north intersects the said western line of Carolina Beach Avenue north. WILM.STAR, 7-14-1920
  • Elma P. Bache and Carl A. Bache, of Cloud County, Kansas, to Schuyler C. Winner and Fannie Winner, New Hanover County, for $200 and other considerations, parcel of land at Carolina Beach, adjoining the Kure and Heide lots. WILM.DISPATCH, 7-27-1920
  • Elma P. Bache and husband to Schuyler C. Winner for $200 and other considerations, lot beginning at a stake on the eastern edge of St. Joseph Street adjoining lot known as Kure and Heide, running thence due east with said lots 300 feet more or less. WILM.STAR, 7-28-1920
  • Carolina Beach Railroad Company et al to E. Fleet Williams for not more than $3000, lot beginning at the point of intersection of southern line of Cape Fear Boulevard with the eastern line of Lake Park Boulevard and running thence eastwardly along said southern line of Cape Fear Boulevard about 225 feet to Eleanor K. Loughlin‘s line as defined, set out and shown in a certain deed registered in the office of register of deeds in New Hanover County. WILM.STAR, 7-28-1920.

 

November 8, 1920
S. Benjamin Lewis, son of S.A. and E.C. Lewis, died. Born 1-20-1896. Internment in Federal Point Cemetery.

 

August 27, 1920
The county commissioners were making plans for the widening of the road leading to Carolina Beach, and the paving of the road beyond as far as Fort Fisher. They planned to widen the road on each side of the highway about 3 feet and pave this with rock and tarvia surface. From the end of the Carolina Beach road it was proposed to lay a hard surface as far as Fort Fisher, thus enabling tourists to have easy access to one of the most historical spots in the south. The rock for the road cold be found in large quantities nearby. There was a seam of rock (coquina) starting in Brunswick county, which ended up in the ocean and it was from this seam that the commissioners intended to get their road rock. WILM.DISPATCH, 8-27-1920

 

August 24, 1920
Official census figures were received from Washington, DC. The number of inhabitants in Federal Point Township were 674. WILM,STAR, 8-25-1920

 

August 17, 1920
According to a certificate of amendment added to the certificate of incorporation of the Carolina Beach Corporation the stock was raised from $650,000 to $1 million. The board of directors had resolved to increase the stock some time earlier. Work was in progress for more than a month on the railroad under construction by the Carolina Beach Corporation. WILM.STAR, 8-18-1920

 

August 6, 1920
The season‘s first mad dog was shot yesterday by Dr. Hoffman of the county department. The dog was a Scotch terrier belonging to Scholar Winner of Carolina Beach. The animal was a good natured and friendly dog and was the pet of the family. Several days earlier he became vicious and irritable, and he bit a man at the beach. The symptoms of rabies became evident and the dog was tied up and brought to the board of health for examination. The head was removed after it was shot and sent to the state laboratory for examination. Serum was ordered for the man attacked at Carolina Beach. WILM.STAR, 8-7-1920

 

Source:
Bill Reaves files: Federal Point/Carolina Beach/Kure Beach/Fort Fisher 1725-1994