by Ben Steelman, StarNews April, 2009
With 13,000 feet of floor space, it was billed as the largest ballroom south of Washington, D.C.
The facility also boasted a bowling alley, a 14-foot veranda that stretched around the entire building and a modern acetylene lighting system.
The Carolina Moon was destroyed, along with the Bame Hotel and two solid blocks of Boardwalk businesses, in a massive fire on Sept. 19, 1940.
Over the years, the Pavilion was called many names – by Elaine Blackmon Henson
‘Carolina Moon, Carolina Club Casino, Carolina Club’
Carolina Beach Pavilion, Largest on South Atlantic Coast – 1911
– Wilmington Morning Star, January 22, 1911
What is the Boardwalk? – Ben Steelman – StarNews, April, 2009