|Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey|
|A sampling of the arrests on "The Coast" in 1882.|
Dempsey contracted tuberculosis in the 1890s but continued to fight and died from it in 1895, eight months after his last fight. The Pennsylvania Railroad purchased the property and knocked down the Grand Central Theatre in 1901. Over the years the old building had also been known as The Commercial House, Carroll's Casino of Music, and the National Hotel.
Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey's visit to Wilmington and the notorious "Coast" are two bits of history that have been Almost Forgotten. We hope you have enjoyed this little vignette and hope you will share this blog with your friends, subscribe, and maybe post a comments.