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Wilmington City Hall-Thalian Hall, 102 North Third Street, Wilmington, New Hanover County, NC



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Item Title


Location
102 North Third Street, Wilmington, NC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NC-7
Building/structure dates: 1855 initial construction
Significance: Wilmington City Hall/Thalian Hall has housed city government and community theater continuously since 1855. Designed by John Montague Trimble, the building is of restrained, neo-classical design with flamboyant Victorian Italianate details typical of Wilmington architecture of this period. Thalian Hall survives today as the best example of 19th century theater architecture in North Carolina, and one of the few remaining examples in the nation. City Hall/Thalian Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Subjects
Municipal Government
Theatrical Productions
City & Town Halls


Related Names
Trimble, John Montague
Post, James Francis
Boney, William J., Photographer
Geiszler, Joan C., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. front elevations
2. oblique of front and side elevations
3. detail, showing city hall entrance
4. Thalian Hall entrance, side elevation
5. interior of Thalian Hall, balconies
6. interior of Thalian Hall, partial view of balconies and stage
7. interior of Thalian Hall, stage


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