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Annual Meeting 2019

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It’s time for our annual meeting where HWF reflects on the previous year and welcomes in new board members! All current HWF members and volunteers are invited and encouraged to attend.

Not sure if you’re a current member? Contact Blair at 910-762-2511 or middleton@historicwilmington.org. Need to renew your membership? No problem–we will be happy to accept cash, check, or card at the door and welcome you back with open arms!!

If you plan to attend, please do RSVP to hwf@historicwilmington.org so we have a headcount for refreshments.

Two Preservation Events in February 2019: Plaque Research Class and High School Speech Contest

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This February HWF hosts TWO great preservation events. Originally scheduled for fall of 2018, we are excited to have rescheduled these post-hurricane:

Plaque Research Made Simple – Free Class for Budding and Veteran Preservationists
February 8th, 2019
If you’ve always been curious about your home’s history, you won’t want to miss this fun, informative, FREE how-to presentation on Wilmington’s popular historic plaque program. Professional researcher and HWF Plaque Committee member Carol Bragale will walk you through the historic plaque application with invaluable research tips, tricks, and advice. Join us for sips and snacks and see architectural artifacts from the Museum’s collection before the presentation begins.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Hosted at the Cape Fear Museum of History & Science at 6 PM.

 

Impact of Preservation: High School Speech Contest
February 13th, 2019
Area juniors and seniors compete in our very first “Impact of Historic Preservation” high school speech contest! HWF has pledged nearly $2000 in scholarship prizes to three winning students who must explain in 5 minutes or less why a certain local landmark matters. This event is FREE at Snipes Auditorium, Snipes Academy of Arts + Design.

Student applications due to HistoricWilmingtonContest@gmail.com by January 23, 2019
Speech Contest on February 13th, 2019 at 6:00pm at Snipes Academy, 2150 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28405.

Click here for instructions & Submittals for Speech Contest!!

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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Preservation Resource Network

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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

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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.