Great fun! Great Cause! Trick or Trot for Preservation!

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PCJ presents Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Trick or Trot for Preservation in support of the educational third grade walking tour Tar Heels Go Walking

 Saturday October 29
Greenfield Lake Park
8:30 am 5k Start
9:00 am Trick or Treat 1 Mile Walk Start
9:30 am Awards

 

Super heroes, princesses, ghosts, ghouls and goblins will invade Greenfield lake park for the most fun 5k and one mile walk in Wilmington!  Whether you want to burn a few pre-Halloween calories with our fall 5k or get started adding them on with a family 1 mile un-timed trick or treat walk, we have you covered.  Register today for what will no doubt be a great Halloween tradition in the making!!

Register Now

5k registrants will receive a race T-shirt, while supplies last, and free entry to the 1 mile walk.  Participants can also purchase a 1-mile-walk-only-registration for a reduced price.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 5k finishers in each age group by gender, to the best costume, and more!!

Want to reach out to families, athletes or Historic Wilmington Foundation members?  Sponsorships for this race range from $50 – $1000.  To find out more or to volunteer, contract Christine Divoky HERE.

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Watch the Latest Tax Credit Workshop

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If you own, are buying, or are rehabilitating an older home, there’s a lot for you to consider: Will the changes I want to make to my home qualify for a NC preservation tax credit? What are the insurance implications of owning an older home? How do I maximize the energy efficiency of my home? Etc.

HWF’s Live in a Landmark Workshop series is the right tool to point you in the right direction. Our last workshop was held on June 4, but the City of Wilmington recorded the video for you to watch. To access the video, click HERE.

For questions regarding preservation tax credits,  you can contact

• HWF Executive Director – edwards@historicwilmington.org 910.762.2511,
• David Christenbury – NC’s State Rehabilitation Tax Credit Coordinator, david.christenbury@ncdcr.gov, 919-807-6574 and
• Tim Simmons – NC’s Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit Coordinator, tim.simmons@ncdcr.gov, 919-807-6585

The State Historic Preservation Office reviews and provides technical assistance to all preservation tax credit projects, both state and federal.

Become a Tour Guide for Local School Children

The Historic Wilmington Foundation Seeks Volunteers to be Tar Heels Go Walking Tour Guides

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Were you born to be an educator? Do you have a passion for history that inspires you to share this love for things historic with your friends and family every chance you get? Do you enjoy the reward of interacting with kids? Good news, the Historic Wilmington Foundation has a spot for you!

We are now accepting applications for volunteers to be one of our Tar Heels Go Walking guides.

For seven years, the Historic Wilmington Foundation has partnered with New Hanover County Schools to educate schoolchildren about the history, architecture, and culture of our area. Over 17,500 students, 350 teachers, and 1,100 parents have been inspired by the historic appeal of downtown Wilmington. We are excited to offer this program once again in 2016!

Because of the children’s thirst for knowledge, more tour guides are needed to meet the demand. If you have an interest in the history and architecture of downtown Wilmington as well as a passion for educating young people, please join us as a tour guide.

Training sessions will begin in early August and preparation will total around 14 hours. There will be three classroom sessions and a practice tour; trainees will also “shadow” an experienced guide before taking their first students on tour. Each guide is encouraged to lead two or three tours accompanied by teachers and parent volunteers during the fall.

The tours will run from early September to mid-December on every weekday except for teacher workdays and testing days. Guides meet the students at 9 a.m. and the tour concludes around 12:15 p.m. at the downtown waterfront.

Help pass down the heritage of this great city to the next generation. If you are interested in this wonderful volunteer opportunity or have any questions, please contact George W. Edwards at 910-762-2511 or edwards@historicwilmington.org.

How Can You Help Preserve Historic Sites?

What Can I Do?

Take the next step to help preserve historic sites:

– Visit www.historicwilmington.org for more information about how you can help save historic buildings using the state and federal preservation tax credits or preservation easements.

– Visit the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office website for information www.hpo.ncdcr.gov and the website of Preservation North Carolina www.presnc.org

– Call or email Historic Wilmington Foundation with your questions, ideas and suggestions about heritage preservation.

– Attend public hearings to learn more about issues such as affordable housing and preservation zoning.

– Encourage the owners of threatened historic property to carefully evaluate alternatives to demolition.

– Let affordable housing developers know that you prefer the rehabilitation and reuse of older historic houses to demolition.

– Attend a service at St. Peter & St. Paul Church, or any historic church and contribute to their preservation fund.

– Contact Historic Wilmington and donate a preservation easement on your historic building.

– Volunteer to help care for an historic cemetery, or form a friends group for the cemetery.

– Urge government leaders to restore and maintain historic buildings rather than demolish them.

– Support Historic Wilmington Foundation and our work by becoming a member of the Foundation and/or by making a contribution.

Preservation Resource Network

Your historic home deserves the care of a preservation-minded professional

The Preservation Resources Network (PRN) is a special membership category of Historic Wilmington Foundation for professionals who work in, support, or provide assistance in the field of historic preservation.

If you contact one of our PRN members, please tell them you found their information on the Historic Wilmington Foundation website! Thank you!

ACCOUNTANTS

Mark S. Kennedy, CPA, PLLC

P.O. Box 2106,
Wilmington, NC 28402

Mark S. Kennedy
910-742-2478
Email Mark

Specializing in Federal & State Historic Rehabilitation Credits, Business & Individual Taxation, Business, Finance, and Accounting Advisory & Analytical Services

ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS

Goodrich Architecture

3142 Wrightsville Ave.,
Wilmington, NC 28403

Blair Goodrich
910-343-1065; 910-343-1067 (fax)
Email Goodrich Architecture

SPECIALTY

Design services

Johnston Architecture AIA

P.O. Box 11360
Wilmington, NC 28404

Ian Johnston
910.763.5739
Email Johnston Architecture

SPECIALTY

Johnston Architecture AIA, a full-service, award-winning residential and commercial design firm. Based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Johnston Architecture AIA is recognized for its coastal and mountain architecture, historic preservation and restoration achievements, and water intrusion mitigation and remediation practices.

BMH Architects

514 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

http://www.bmharch.com/

Bruce Bowman, John Murray, Chip Hemingway
910-762-2621; 910-762-8506 (fax)
brooks@bmharch.com

SPECIALTY

Design and renovation services

Sparks Engineering PLLC

309 Greenfield Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

 Ron Sparks

910 232-4278
sparksrw@bellsouth.net

SPECIALTY

Commercial and residential structural engineering.

FAUX FINISHES/PAINTING

Naux Faux Pas

119 South 7th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

 Jana Koch

910.399.2292
jana.koch@ec.rr.com

SPECIALTY

Faux finishes to accent every aspect of your decor:  walls, furniture, light fixtures, replacement tiles for historic fireplaces.

GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Balding Brothers Restoration & Remodeling

P.O. Box 1947
Wilmington, NC 28402

Nicholas and Catherine Balding
910-251-2721; 910-409-4013 (cell); 910-882-8466 (fax)
Email Balding Brothers Restoration & Remodeling

SPECIALTY

Design, build, remodeling, residential and commercial custom cabinetry. Sustainable building, maintenance. EPA Certified Lead-Safe Renovater

Balding Brothers Restoration & Remodeling is a full service Design/Build remodeling and custom cabinetry company serving Southeastern North Carolina. Pairing exceptional design services with quality craftsmanship and sustainable building techniques is at the heart of the Balding Brothers mission. From routine maintenance to full house remodeling and additions Balding Brothers aims to simplify the process while providing complete customer satisfaction and ultimate value.

Professional Designations: Licensed NC General Contractor, Professional (CGP), National Kitchen & Bath Association Member

Plantation Building Corporation

P.O. Box 2473
Wilmington, NC 28402

Dave Spetrino
910-763-8760
Email Plantation

SPECIALTY

General Contractor

Plantation Building Corp consistently demonstrates dedication to detail and fine workmanship in every aspect of our work. Whether it’s the family home, the cottage on the coast or the evolution of a neighborhood, we are helping clients create extraordinary places to live. At Plantation Building Corp we recognize the value in providing a quality product as well as a quality experience during the course of construction. Professional Designations & Awards: Unlimited Licensed NC General Contractor. LEED Certified. Significant historic and conservation tax credit experience. Experts in urban infill and residential and commercial redevelopment. Recipient of numerous Parade of Homes and Historic Wilmington Foundation Preservation Awards.

SDI Construction, Inc.

1901 Kent Street,
Wilmington, NC 28403

Beth Pancoe
910-763-8333; 910-762-4519 (fax)
Email SDI

SPECIALTY

General contracting, upfits, renovations and restoration work

Founded in 1987 by Beth Pancoe, SDI Construction, Inc. is a full service general contracting firm experienced in residential and commercial construction. SDI Construction specializes in upfits, renovations and restoration work.

SDI Construction has a reputation for distinctive construction. Our formula for success is simple: we pay attention to the DETAILS. By focusing on every aspect of a job—large or small—we ensure that our work is the finest available.

Our work is our best advertisement.

Addis Construction & Property Maintenance

511 Shipyard Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28412

Brooks Addis
910-452-1663; 910-509-0263; 910-452-1366 (fax)
Email Addis

SPECIALTY

General contractor

CGC Historic Restorations

1937 Moss Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

Frank Castillo
910-799-9507; 910-620-3976 (cell)
Email Frank Castillo

SPECIALTY

Commercial & residential restorations & reproductions in various materials: wood, stone, ironwork, plaster, stained glass. Also offering monument restoration, foundation & roof repairs, & consulting. EPA Renovation & Paint Certified Firm

Rogers Building Corporation

1013 South 16th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Tommy Rogers
910-279-1387
910-279-1381 (cell)
Email Tommy

SPECIALTY

Historic restoration. General contractor – residential and commercial.

Classic Craftsmen, LLC

P.O. Box 7863
Wilmington, NC 28406

http://www.ClassicCraftsmenLLC.com/

Paul Stavovy
910.619.1074
paul@ClassicCraftsmenLLC.com

DP Thomas Construction

P.O. Box 521
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

http://www.dptconstruction.com/

Dave Thomas
910-520-0581; 910-395-8282 (fax)

SPECIALTY

Historic restoration, Renovation, Additions, Consulting, Unlimited Building license.

Equity Restoration

208 Brookwood Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

 William Waltz

910.264.6610
willwaltz@gmail.com

SPECIALTY

Carpentry, roofing, and painting

Old School Rebuilder & Company

Wilmington, NC 28403

http://www.oldschool-llc.com/

Christopher Yermal
910-228-6531
cjc7@mac.com

SPECIALTY

Additions, remodels, repairs, retrofitting for energy efficiency

Witt Renovations

112 Castle Street,
Wilmington, NC 28401

 Doug Witt, Owner

910-352-4637
dwitt1184@gmail.com

SPECIALTY

Residential master carpenter.

HISTORIC REPRODUCTION & RESTORATION

Randall’s Restoration

6459 Timber Hitch Drive
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Randall DiStefano
910.262.1086 cell
Email Randall

SPECIALTY

18th & 19th century millwork.  Interior & exterior finishes.

INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Karen Johnson Interiors

2043 Trinity Avenue,
Wilmington, NC 28411

Karen Johnson
910-352-0779
Email Karen

SPECIALTY

Interior design

KITCHEN DESIGNS

Dynamic Kitchens & Interiors

1815 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Alice Everett Evans, CKD, A.I.S.D.
910.763.9870; 910.232.8057
Email Alice

SPECIALTY

Dynamic Kitchens and Interiors is a Wilmington, North Carolina-based design studio that specializes in developing a client’s own creative expression in their interiors with well-crafted cabinetry, custom murals, and faux painting. The firm employs special artists in different areas of expertise in order to provide clients with a wide range of styles from traditional to fanciful.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Howard T. Capps & Associates, Inc.

4014 Oleander Drive
Suite 102
Wilmington, NC 28403

Howard T. Capps, RLA, ASLA
910 264-1998
Email Howard

SPECIALTY

Serving southeastern N.C. since 1987. Our approach to planning and site design is to help the client with their vision for their site and then prepare a site plan or landscape design that reflects the client’s vision.

MASONS/MASONRY

Carolina Solid Rock Masonry

218 Colonial Drive,
Wilmington, NC 28403

Don Hartsell
910-431-4461
Email Don

SPECIALTY

Historic and New Masonry

Carolina Solid Rock Masonry specializes in small custom jobs & repairs, design and installation. Over 25 years’ experience. Walks, Patios, Chimneys, Walls, Barbecues, Fire Pits. References available on request.

PAINTERS

Silkwood,Inc.

1605 Princess St.
Wilmington NC. 28401

 Kevin Rhodes

910-763-6335 p.
910-202-4072 f.
910-443-4790 c.

SPECIALTY

Commercial and residential interior/exterior coatings, EPA certified for lead removal, color consultation pressurewashing, carpentry and repairs.

Sherwood Painting

6711 Greenville Loop Rd., Lot 2, Wilmington, NC 28409

 Tim Martin

910-231-4920

SPECIALTY

Interior & exterior painting, EPA Lead Certified for paint removal

PRESERVATION CONSULTANTS

Edward F. Turberg & Janet K. Seapker, Preservation Consultants

307 N. 15th St., Wilmington, NC 28401

 Ed Turberg & Janet Seapker

910-762-6301
eturberg@ec.rr.com
jseapker@ec.rr.com

SPECIALTY

Federal & State tax credits, local landmark designations, plaque research, National Register nominations, historic property reports & survey work

Preservation Endeavors

3851 Halifax Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403

 Angie Edwards

910-791-5508; 910-508-8166
76angieedwards@gmail.com

SPECIALTY

Federal & State tax credits, local landmark designations, plaque research, historic property reports

REALTORS

Alexander Koonce, Broker/REALTOR GRI, ABR, ALHS, SRES, CSP II

1902 Eastwood Road,
Wilmington NC 28403

http://www.alexanderkoonce.com/

Alexander Koonce
910-233-7225
akoonce@intracoastalrealty.com

SPECIALTY

Residential and commercial real estate sales in New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties

David Eggleston, Jr., ABR, SFR

1904 Eastwood Rd, Ste 210,
Wilmington, NC 28403

http://www.davideggleston.com/

David Eggleston, Jr.
910-233-0018
davidegg@intracoastalrealty.com

SPECIALTY

First time home buyers and Wrightsville Beach properties.

Steve Tuggle, CRS, GRI, e-PRO

Network Real Estate
106 N Water street
Wilmington, NC 28401

http://www.wilmington-realestate.info/

Steve Tuggle
910-612-0048
stevetuggle@inbox.com

SPECIALTY

Contact me if you are interested in historic homes in Wilmington’s Historic District. I also work on existing homes, condos, townhomes, land, & beach properties.

RESTORATION SPECIALISTS

Home Solutions Group, Inc.

341 S. College Road, Ste. 11
Wilmington, NC 28403

Delinda Harrelson
910-726-2858
Email Delinda

SPECIALTY

Helping home owners increase value in their homes, by balancing the preservation of character and modern updates for the 21st Century while restoring their homes.

ROOFING CONTRACTORS

Southbay Roofing LLC

PO Box 3693,
Wilmington, NC 28406

http://www.southbayroofingllc.com/

Allan Schroeder
910-681-0961
rachel@southbayroofingllc.com

SPECIALTY

Roofing (metal, shingles, slate, cedar shake, tile) and metal fabrications (flashings, chimney caps)

If you’d like to join the Preservation Resource Network, please call Angie Edwards at 910.762.2511 or click below for more information.

Preservation Resources Network

Six Practical Reasons to Save Old Buildings

by Julia Rocchi, Director of Digital Content at the National Trust for Historic Preservation

 

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1. Old buildings have intrinsic value.

Buildings of a certain era, namely pre-World War II, tend to be built with higher-quality materials such as rare hardwoods (especially heart pine) and wood from old-growth forests that no longer exist.

Prewar buildings were also built by different standards. A century-old building might be a better long-term bet than its brand-new counterparts.

Take, for example, the antebellum Kennedy-Baker-Walker-Sherrill House in West Knoxville, Tennessee. Until the City Council approved a zoning deal, the house was threatened by developers’ interests. However, following its classification as a historic site, the house―and its five-brick-thick walls―will be reborn as an office building that could withstand the fiercest of tornadoes.

2. When you tear down an old building, you never know what’s being destroyed.

A decade ago, the Daylight Building in Knoxville was a vacant eyesore. A developer purchased the property with plans to demolish the building to make way for new construction.

However, following multiple failed deals to demolish the building, the Daylight went back on the market. Dewhirst Properties bought it and began renovations only to discover the building’s hidden gems: drop-ceilings made with heart-pine wood, a large clerestory, a front awning adorned with unusual tinted “opalescent” glass, and a facade lined with bright copper.

Beyond surviving demolition and revealing a treasure trove of details, the Daylight reminds us that even eyesores can be valuable for a community’s future.

3. New businesses prefer old buildings.

In 1961, urban activist Jane Jacobs startled city planners with The Death and Life of Great American Cities, in which Jacobs discussed economic advantages that certain types of businesses have when located in older buildings.

Jacobs asserted that new buildings make sense for major chain stores, but other businesses–-such as bookstores, ethnic restaurants, antique stores, neighborhood pubs, and especially small start-ups―thrive in old buildings.

“As for really new ideas of any kind―no matter how ultimately profitable or otherwise successful some of them might prove to be―there is no leeway for such chancy trial, error, and experimentation in the high-overhead economy of new construction,” she wrote. “Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.”

4. Old buildings attract people.

Is it the warmth of the materials, the heart pine, marble, or old brick―or the resonance of other people, other activities? Maybe older buildings are just more interesting.
The different levels, the vestiges of other uses, the awkward corners, the mixtures of styles, they’re at least something to talk about. America’s downtown revivals suggest that people like old buildings. Whether the feeling is patriotic, homey, warm, or reassuring, older architecture tends to fit the bill.

Regardless of how they actually spend their lives, Americans prefer to picture themselves living around old buildings. Some eyes glaze over when preservationists talk about “historic building stock,” but what they really mean is a community’s inventory of old buildings ready to fulfill new uses.

5. Old buildings are reminders of a city’s culture and complexity.

By seeing historic buildings―whether related to something famous or recognizably dramatic―tourists and longtime residents are able to witness the aesthetic and cultural history of an area. Just as banks prefer to build stately, old-fashioned facades, even when located in commercial malls, a city needs old buildings to maintain a sense of permanency and heritage.

6. Regret goes only one way.

The preservation of historic buildings is a one-way street. There is no chance to renovate or to save a historic site once it’s gone. And we can never be certain what will be valued in the future. This reality brings to light the importance of locating and saving buildings of historic significance―because once a piece of history is destroyed, it is lost forever.

This toolkit originally appeared on March 3, 2014, and was adapted from Jack Neely’s article, “Nine Practical Reasons to Save Old Buildings,” at Metro Pulse.

Julia Rocchi is the director of digital content at the National Trust. By day she wrangles content; by night (and weekends), she shops local, travels to story-rich places, and gawks at buildings.

2016 Most Threatened Historic Places List

Most Threatened Historic Places List

Wondering what you can do on an individual level to support historic preservation?
Click 
MTHP What Can I Do? to find out.

2016 Most Threatened Historic Places List

 Ft. C Storeroom Lintel image Fort Caswell Rifle Range Caswell Beach, NC Built in 1918 and used in both World Wars, it was abandoned by US Army after WWII. Threatened
SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA Cemeteries Fleming Oak Grove, Ferrel Coleman, Joseph Hewett Sr Cemeteries & Cemetry Wood Markers Brunswick New Hanover & Pender Counties Threatened by neglect, vandalism & development Threatened
 Wooden Window, house condemned Historic Wood Windows  Group NominationLower Cape Fear Region In most cases, wood windows can be repaired and upgraded in an environmentally friendly way while retaining historic integrity and will typically outperform new replacement windows Threatened
Rosenwald School-Browntown, ScotsHill Rosenwald Schools Pender County Threatened by neglect, deterioration & expanding development, these important reminders of our state’s history of segregation could disappear.  2015 Rollover. Threatened
226 S.Front, Fowler House 226 South Front Street Wilmington, NC Threatened by neglect & deterioration, this structure is still stable and can be restored; however, many issues remain before it is safe.   Eligible for tax credits.  2015 Rollover. Threatened
Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church (2) St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church,St. Helena Burgaw, NC This church with its picturesque golden onion dome has long been threatened by a shrinking congregation.  2015 Rollover. Threatened

2016 Watch List

Old_Brunswick_County_Courthouse Historic Brunswick County CourthouseSouthport City Hall Southport, NC This building is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been the site of numerous important events for the county.  It is currently vacant and in stable condition, but it suffers from neglect. Watch
Brick, South 4th brick and pavement Wilmington’s Brick Streets Wilmington’s downtown National Register Districts Throughout downtown Wilmington are historic streets paved with brick and ballast stones from shipping vessels of another era.  Granite and slate curbs remain as well.  Today they are often neglected, damaged, removed for new construction or paved over.  The City is developing a comprehensive policy for managing them. Watch

 

2016 Preservation Awards!

The 2016 Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Preservation Awards ceremony is Thursday, May 19, 6:00pm at the historic New Hanover County Courthouse, 24 N. 3rd Street. The Foundation’s Preservation Awards are for restoration, rehabilitation, compatible new development, as well as preservation leadership and individual contributions to the field.

Also to be presented will be two of Historic Wilmington Foundation’s highest awards: Thomas H. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award given for extraordinary preservation work and leadership, and the Katherine Howell Award given for invaluable service and leadership in furthering the mission of the Historic Wilmington Foundation in the Lower Cape Fear region.

RSVP for the Preservation Awards by emailing membership@historicwilmington.org.

For more information on HWF’s National Preservation Month activities see our website: http://www.historicwilmington.org/national-preservation-month/

2015 Preservation Award Winners Scene from 2015 Preservation Awards ceremony

Preservation Talk on Wilm’s USO

The USO, or United Service Organization, is a non-profit organization created under Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1941, to support our military and their families. The Hannah Block Historic USO was originally one of 14 in New Hanover County and at the time its services included a canteen, a dormitory, big band dances, plays, music recitals a weekly radio broadcast and more. Come on out to the Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center TONIGHT, May 16, 2016, 6:00pm to hear a Preservation Talk on the history of Wilmington’s USO by Board Chairman Ev Smith. $5 suggested donation, reception to follow. Hannah Block Historic USO and Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street. RSVP to membership@historicwilmington.org.

USO Building

Sec. Susan Kluttz is Keynote Speaker at our FIRST Fundraising Luncheon!

Department of Natural & Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz spoke eloquently today to a packed room about the highs and lows of the campaign to get the Historic Tax Credits reinstated by the NC General Assembly. Sec. Kluttz acknowledged and expressed her thanks for the grassroots efforts by groups like the Historic Wilmington Foundation to convince elected officials about the importance of the historic credits.

This was HWF’s first fundraising luncheon, and the theme for the event focused on the neighborhoods and historic districts that the Foundation has worked diligently to preserve since 1966. One of the highlights was a presentation by 5th grader Zion Moore, who told the crowd about why he enjoyed his Tar Heels Go Walking experience in the 3rd grade. HWF provides trained volunteers to lead the tours during the fall semester, a collaboration with the New Hanover County school system.

“We think today’s event was a tremendous success, and we appreciate Secretary Kluttz coming to share the stories about the long road to achieve passage of the Historic Tax Credits,” said Executive Director George Edwards. Secretary Kluttz was presented with a Preservation Award by Board President Kent Stephens and George Edwards.

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