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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.

Fall Fest Antique Market & Workshop Sept 10 2016

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Workshop Instructors Mike & Shelly

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Compost Bin Workshop

 

Our Second Saturday Workshop series is back!  Free adult, demonstration workshops have returned to Legacy.  September 10th will kick things off withUpcycled Shutters, 9:30am and October 8th will bring Easy Fall Decor.  Second Saturday adult workshops will run September through May and are free to the public.  To register for any of these workshops email salvage@historicwilmington.org.

Watch for additional Pop-Up workshops throughout the year.

Fall Fest Antique Market & Yard Sale

Join us for the Fall Fest Antique Market and Yard Sale on Saturday September 10th from 9:00am – 1:00pm!  The Fall Fest will feature up to 20 local vendors and select items will be discounted inside the Legacy warehouse, including Buy One Get One Free offers.  Will be held rain or shine.  Please park along the east side of Stevens hardware building and in designated area.

Vendor Registration:  Vendor participation in the Fall Fest is just $10 for a 10′ x 10′ space, paid to Historic Wilmington Foundation.  To register, contact the salvage manager, Dolores Williams, at salvage@historicwilmington.org, by August 28th.  Vendor sale items are limited to antiques, household goods and arts & crafts.  Space is limited, so register early!

LAS is looking for volunteers!
Email salvage@historicwilmington.org to find out more today! We have a good time at Legacy, and just 4-5 hours per month is all it takes to support the operation.

LAS is also accepting donations of construction tools during regular store hours:  Saturdays 9:00AM-1:00PM.  Donations of gently used (or new) construction and garden tools are needed. Duplicate tools will be donated to Kids Making It, and garden tools will be donated to school or community gardens.

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.