Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wartime Wilmington-- Part 4: Drinking and Partying

Of course, with all the military personnel and war industry workers flooding into Wilmington, there was bound to be a thriving nightlife.

A reader wrote that the Plantation Club patterned itself after a New York night club.  It was on Carolina Beach Road, south of Shipyard Boulevard.

Another famous place in Wilmington during the war was Jimmy McCoy's St. John's Tavern was popular with young officers from Camp Davis.  It was located in the old Masonic Lodge which is still standing.

The Sky Club was part of an airfield and was where Independence Mall is now located and owned by the Dunn brothers.


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