Finding Aid of the People&apos;s Ice and Storage Company Records, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1923/1930">1923 - 1930</date>, PC.5086

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Finding Aid of the People&apos;s Ice and Storage Company Records, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1923/1930">1923 - 1930</date>, PC.5086

Abstract

The People's Ice and Storage Company opened in 1923 across from Dough's Creek, from downtown Manteo. The site was later referred to as Ice Plant Island. A board of directors for the company was established on August 30, 1923. Officers included M. L. Daniels; chairman protem, C. S. Meekins; secretary protem, E. H. Peel; president, E. F. Wise; vice-president, and W. B. Fearing; treasurer. Other memebers of the board of directors included T. A. Dough, G. L. Midgett, M. K. Fearing, and Joe Tom Daniels. The plant's first engineer was M. A. Daniels. The company was most likely foreclosed on between 1931-1932. After being sold and resold under foreclosure proceedings for more than a year, it was purchased at a final sale by E. F. Wise and his brother Clarence E. Wise, who made plans to refurbish the plant with new machinery. The site of People's Ice and Storage Company is now home to the Outer Banks History Center and Roanoke Island Festival Park.
The People's Ice and Storage Company Records consist of correspondence, tax returns, canceled checks, invoices, packing slips, deeds, stock certificates, and business licenses.

Descriptive Summary

Title
People's Ice and Storage Company Records
Call Number
PC.5086
Creator
People's Ice and Storage Company
Date
1923-1930
Extent
0.67 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.5086, People's Ice and Storage Company Records, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, N.C., U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The People's Ice and Storage Compnay Records consist of correspondence, tax returns, canceled checks, invoices, packing slips, deeds, stock certificates, and business licenses.

Arrangement Note

This collection is divided into two main series: Correspondence and Business Papers.

Historical Note

The People's Ice and Storage Company was opened in 1923, across Dough's Creek from downtown Manteo, and was referred to as Ice Plant Island. A board of directors for the plant was established on August 30, 1923. Officers included M. L. Daniels; chairman protem, C. S. Meekins; secretary protem, E. H. Peel; president, E. F. Wise; vice-president, and W. B. Fearing; treasurer. Other memebers of the board of directors included T. A. Dough, G. L. Midgett, M. K. Fearing, and Joe Tom Daniels. The plant's first engineer was M. A. Daniels, who resigned his post in 1924, with the plans of naming Edward S. Pugh of Wanchese, to fill his position. The company was most likely foreclosed on between 1931-1932. After being sold and resold under foreclosure proceedings for more than a year, it was purchased at a final sale by E. F. Wise and his brother Clarence E. Wise, who made plans to refurbish the plant with new machinery. The plant's rehabillitation took approximately 60 days and had the capacity to process 15 tons of ice daily. The site of the People's Ice and Storage Company is now home to the Outer Banks History Center and Roanoke Island Festival Park.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Finding Aid
1:1.1
Correspondence
7359
Business Papers
7368

Subject Headings

  • People's Ice and Storage Company
  • Business records--North Carolina--Manteo
  • Ice industry--North Carolina--Manteo
  • Manteo (N.C.)
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Suzanne Godley. These papers came from the Dare County Courthouse.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Kelly R. Grimm, August, 2009
  • Encoded by Kelly R. Grimm, October, 2009