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Teaching Scholars Retreat: Scavenger Hunt #1

Posted by West Teaching Scholars

November 26, 2013

Category: Student Blogs

St. James Episcopal Church was built from 1839 to 1840. It is the oldest place of worship in Wilmington and exhibits the first use of the Gothic revival style in North Carolina. The Gothic style is clear throughout the architecture of the church. Within the walkways of the church, there are plaques explaining the history of the church and the grounds. We found the architecture of the church gorgeous. The graveyard within the gardens was fascinating; Caleb even shared an interesting fact with the group that no one else knew. In Episcopalian churches, a handful of ashes are usually spread in such a garden after cremation.

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-Dominique Karriker, Lauren Gaskill, Anna Fields, Caleb Garner

The Latimer House was built in 1852 for Zebulon Latimer, a wealthy merchant. He never allowed anyone other than family to reside in his home. It was purchased by Lower Cape Fear Historical Society in 1963 and now offers tours. The Historical Society restored it back to its original state. Though it was closed today, we were able to have fun walking around it and viewing the garden.

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