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May is Preservation Month & We Have Great Activities for YOU!

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Preservation Month Activities

May 1Proclamations: New Hanover and Pender Counties will proclaim May to be Preservation Month.
May 2Proclamation: City of Wilmington will proclaim May to be Preservation Month.

May 13
Second Saturday Workshop at Legacy Architectural Salvage, 1831-B Dawson Street.
9:30AM – Free “make & take” workshop. Create a collage from vintage botanical prints and cedar shakes. Pre-registration required: salvage@historicwilmington.org.

May 15 & 16
5:30-7:00PM – NC Preservation Tax Credit Workshops
Preservation Tax Credit Workshops to be held in two neighborhoods. May 15 workshop will be held at Temple Baptist church, 1801 Market St. May 16 workshop will be held at 231 Central Blvd. Learn about state tax credits, local historic districts and energy efficiency. Free for HWF Members. $10 for non-members. Register by May 11 to guarantee a workshop package. Walk ups are welcome, but packets may not be available. Register for May 15 Workshop. Register for May 16 Workshop.

May 17
Sip -n- Shop at Legacy Architectural Salvage, 1831-B Dawson Street.
5:00-7:00PM – Enjoy free wine and snacks while shopping antiques, handcrafts and salvaged gems. Discover the hottest salvage store in the region! RSVP to attend: events@historicwilmington.org. To apply to be a vendor (by May 10): Sip N Shop Vendor Agreement.2017.docx

May 20
9:30AM – Wood Window Repair Workshop
Free demonstration workshop at Legacy Architectural Salvage, 1831-B Dawson Street. Expert instruction on how to care for your old wood windows. Register at salvage@historicwilmington.org.

May 24
10:00-11:00AM – James D. & Rosalie W. Carr Plaque Dedication
This year’s recipient will be the Cape Fear Museum, formerly the National Guard Armory at 814 Market Street. Presentation and plaque unveiling.

May 25
6:00-8:00PM – HWF Preservation Awards Ceremony
Awards to be presented for restoration, rehabilitation, compatible infill and adaptive reuse projects. Awards of Merit & the David Brinkley preservationist of the Year will be presented as well. Reception to follow. Co-sponsored by Residents of Old Wilmington, New Hanover County and Wilmington Downtown, Inc. Will take place at Historic New Hanover County Courthouse, 24 North 3rd Street.

May 27
10:00AM – Guided Architectural Walking Tour
HWF’s Guided Architectural Walking Tours begin. Tours will alternate every other weekend between Forest Hills and Street Car Suburbs. Tours offered, weather permitting, through mid-October. $10/pp, $5/students. Approx 1.5-2 hours long. Call 910.762.2511 or email, membership@historicwilmngton.org to reserve your spot.

May 31
6:30PM – HWF Shrimparoo
Riverwalk Landing at Elijah’s Restaurant, 2 Ann Street, Wilmington. Member event and Friendraiser. Fresh shrimp, cold beer provided by Ironclad Brewery & live music from 2017’s International Blues Competition Finalist Randy McQuay. Open to current HWF members and new members joining at the door. $20 for members OR bring a guest who signs up as a member and get in FREE. A Members only event. RSVP by May 26, 910.762.2511.

May 31
2017’s Most Threatened Historic Places List Release – Site and time TBA.

June 3
Black Rock Plantation Tour and Reception, Columbus County
2:30 – 5:00PM, Black Rock Plantation Tour and Reception, Columbus County
Meet the owner, Everett Lewis, who is restoring this c. 1845 plantation house and hear about his fascinating experience of living in the house each summer as he performs the restoration. The home, located at 7875 Hwy 87N in Columbus County, outside of Reigelwood, is being restored without electricity and water. A tour of Weyman Chapel Cemetery is included. HWF Members: $15, non-members $30. Register by May 30: 910.762.2511. Limited to 50 registrants.
Parking is limited; carpooling is encouraged. Register for the Black Rock Plantation Tour.

 

Friends of Preservation Month

FASTSIGNS,  Wilmington Downtown, Inc,  Ironclad Brewery,  H. Kenneth Stephens, Attorney at Law,  Angie & George Edwards,  Residents of Old Wilmington,  Johnston Architecture AIA,  City of Wilmington,  Building Performance Specialists,  Cunningham & Co. Mortgage Bankers,  Equity Restoration,  Sunset Park Baptist Church,  Temple Baptist Church,  North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, Wells Insurance, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

 

Own a Piece of ILM-Filmed “Bolden” – Legacy Architectural Salvage

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Posted Jan 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM

By Hunter Ingram StarNews Staff

WILMINGTON — Signaling the end of a production that periodically filmed in Wilmington over the last decade, “Bolden” is giving back by donating architectural and building materials to several local nonprofits.
Over four days at the beginning of the month, crews from the film delivered truckloads of doors, shutters, windows and fixtures to the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Legacy Architectural Salvage warehouse — all aged by hand for historical and picture accuracy. Similar deliveries were made to Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity and Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, each of whom received large palates of ply wood sheeting.
The materials were all part of the sets built for the sweeping and intricately detailed story of Buddy Bolden, the pioneering cornet player whose story unfolds as the birth of jazz takes hold of New Orleans at the turn of the century.
The film is legend in the local film industry, having first began shooting in early 2007. It returned in 2010 for more filming and again 2014, the latter time with a drastically new cast and new scenes shot in a former Rocky Point yacht warehouse. Last week, the film wrapped what several local crew were told was its last round of filming at EUE/Screen Gems Studios.
Dolores Williams, volunteer salvage manager, said she wanted to jump up and down when she first saw the sheer number and quality of pieces the film wanted to donate to the Historic Wilmington Foundation, but was worried the production liaison would find her unprofessional.
“He told me to go ahead and jump,” she said. “It was that thrilling.”
The foundation received 113 doors, 226 windows, 100 shutters, stacks of barn wood and more than 1,800 pieces of hardware.
“They even delivered it, set it up and built the racks to hold it,” she said. “I’ve never had so much service in my life.
The props donated aren’t real antique items, only fashioned to play the part of 1900-1930s pieces. Available for purchase are doors big and small, some with aged glass panels and others with chipped faded paint jobs; windows hand-crafted to give the century-old look; and door knobs, hinges and grates that provided the final set decoration touches.
For crafty homeowners and movie fans, Williams said they can benefit from the cheaper prices and unique items for art and home improvement projects. Interest in the movie items has shown in the salvage project’s sales, which all benefit the Historic Wilmington Foundation.
“The last two weekends, we have had astronomical sales because of interests from the movie items,” she said, noting the warehouse is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment.
Over at WARM, Tom Burns, construction manager, said their plywood donation was a godsend and has already been put to use.
“What a blessing,” he said. “We repair a lot of floor damage caused by plumbing leaks and disasters like Hurricane Matthew. We are going to use the wood to reinforce floors for homeowners, many of whom are elderly or disabled, and make them safer.”
After filming in 2014, “Bolden” held a massive three-day auction of props in Wilmington including more historically manufactured and authentically antique items. The film does not have a release date.
Reporter Hunter Ingram can be reached at 910-343-2327 or Hunter.ingram@StarNewsOnline.com.