Third Street View

By: Ginger

Apr 15 2010

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Category: Downtown Photos

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This photo was taken at the corner of Third and Chestnut Streets, in the heart of downtown Wilmington, NC. Unlike many cities, Wilmington still has most of the historic commercial buildings that graced its streets a half-century ago.

The red brick  New Hanover County Courthouse was built in 1892. The Queen Anne style building was designed by A.S. Eichberg of Savannah, Georgia, and was built for a total cost of $72,000. It is 110 feet tall, and has a Victorian Gothic appearance featuring an awesome clock tower.

Reportedly occupied by ghosts by many employees through the years, it was tested by Eastern Paranormal, who has  classified it as having both a residual haunting and an intelligent haunting.

The courthouse was renovated in 1986 and was rededicated as a Visitor’s Center  in 1988.

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