Home Tour 2019

April 6th & 7th, 2019
12:30 pm – 6 pm Saturday & 1 pm – 5 pm on Sunday
Admission $35 | $40 after April 2nd
BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY

2019 Historic Wilmington Foundation Azalea Festival Home Tour

Presented by Delinda Harrelson & Associates

As part of Wilmington’s nationally acclaimed Azalea Festival, the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Home Tour is:

Saturday, April 6, from 12:30pm to 6:00pm

AND

Sunday, April 7, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

You’re invited to climb the porch steps, cross the threshold and explore Wilmington and its rich past in the historic Downtown, Carolina Place and Carolina Heights neighborhoods. From gracious Italianates to cozy bungalows; featuring a beautiful variety of architecture and décor to delight and inspire, this tour is not to be missed.

The 2019 Azalea Festival Home Tour Houses:

Carolina Place:

1910 Wolcott Ave. – Piner House

1719 Wrightsville Ave. – Wallace-Vanlandingham House

2010 Perry Ave.

Carolina Heights:

1709 Chestnut St.

1716 Chestnut St. – Crocker-Spillman House

1807 Princess St. – Allen-Collier House

Downtown:

400 S. Front St.- Governor Dudley Mansion

5 Church St. – Harper-Newbold House

120 Castle St. – Brink-Goodman House

318 S. 3rd St. – Burruss-Poisson House

The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Governor Dudley Mansion will kick off the tour at 12:30pm on Saturday, April 6. Join City and County dignitaries and the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles as we cut the ribbon and begin the tour!

Also on Saturday afternoon, Boombalatti’s will set up their ice cream truck at the parking lot of Temple Baptist Church at 1801 Market St. Free ice cream treats will be given to ticket-holders while supplies last.

Each Azalea Festival Home Tour ticket is good for the full weekend. Tour-goers can attend either or both days, and may start or end at any point along the route.

Please print your Eventbrite receipt and bring to any house on the 2019 Home Tour on April 6 or 7 to get your ticket. Each ticket will feature the full list of tour homes, as well as neighborhood maps.

Tickets are $35 on or before April 2, 2019, and tickets go up to $40 after April 2, 2019.

THANK YOU TO OUR VALUED SPONSORS FOR THIS YEAR’S TOUR:

Premier sponsor:

DELINDA HARRELSON & ASSOCIATES

Event sponsors:

ARRIVE WILMINGTON
BIG SKY DESIGN
BOOMBALATTIS
CAROLINA PRINTING
COASTAL STYLE CORPORATION
EDGE OF URGE
ERIC STATON
FIRST BANK 
HOGUE HILL, LLP
IVY COTTAGE
LIGHTHOUSE FILM PRODUCTION
MARAN HOME
MARK S KENNEDY, CPA, PLLC 
MARKET STREET PHARMACY
MASON & MASON ATTORNEYS AT LAW
NORTH STATE BANK
OCCASIONS JUST WRITE
PRESERVATION NORTH CAROLINA
ROGERS BUILDING CORPORATION
SANDRA MILES DENTISTRY
SAGE ISLAND
SDI CONSTRUCTION
STEVEN’S ACE HARDWARE
SYLVIA + KEITH KOCHLER
TAILS PIANO BAR + LOUNGE
TRANSPLANTED GARDEN
WADE’S REAL ESTATE

Annual Meeting 2019

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

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

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.

Live in a Landmark – A Workshop on the purchase and rehabilitation of historic homes

Presented by Historic Wilmington Foundation

Saturday June 4, 2016 8:30am – 12:30pm
Council Chambers in historic City Hall / Thalian Hall, 102 N. 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC

$10 for HWF Members and $25 for Non-Members through May 31
$30 for ALL registrants beginning June 1

Register online HERE or call 910.762.2511 to register by phone.

 

This workshop will educate the registrant on:
• State preservation tax credits for historic homes • Local historic districts & National Register Districts
• Building & rehabilitation code • Insurance Issues
• Energy efficiency for old houses • Project planning & costs
• Mortage & rehab loans • Site visit to a home which has utilized the state historic preservation tax credits (tentative)

The workshop will feature a variety of experts:
David Christenbury and Jeff Adolphensen – NC State Historic Preservation Office
Bruce Bowman, BMH Architects
Carolyn Walls, First Bank
Dawn Snotherly, City of Wilmington
Edward McCaleb, New Hanover County
Randy Reeves, Harold W. Wells & Son
Nick Balding, Balding Brothers Restoration & Remodeling
Skye Dunning, Building Performance Specialists

Major support provided by
City of Wilmington Planning, Development and Transportation Department & Historic Preservation Commission, The City Manager’s Office, North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office

Additional Support provided by
National Park Service, Hampton Inn Wilmington – Medical Park, Thalian hall Center for Performing Arts, AIA Wilmington, Sponsors for National Preservation Month

 

Preservation Month Activities – May!

May is National Preservation Month!  Organizations like ours, all around the Country, are celebrating their communities’ history, culture and sense of place during the month of May.  Historic Wilmington Foundation is particularly excited to honor Preservation Month in the midst of our 50th Anniversary Celebration!  We hope to see you at our many planned activities.  More details for these events can be found under the Preservation Programs tab on our website.

All Month Long – This Place Matters!  Campaign

Preservation Month Proclamations

May 2, 4:00pm, New Hanover County Courthouse Room 301

May 2, 4:00pm, Pender County Administrative Building

May 3, 6:30pm, City of Wilmington City Hall

May 7, 50th Anniversary Activities

At Hannah Block Historic USO and Community Arts Building, 120 S. 2nd Street 

10:00am – 2:00pm  Art on Display:  Photography Exhibitions by both Cape Fear Camera Club and area high school students and an exhibit of salvaged doors, artfully re-purposed by area elementary students.

10:00am – 2:00pm  Self-Guided Walking Tours – pick up map and info at USO

10:00am – 2:00pm  Hunt for History – pick up game at USO

10:30am – 12:30pm  Hands-on Activities at Children’s Museum of Wilmington, pick up free tickets at USO for children 10 and under

May 7 Activities at Other Locations

10:00am – 3:00pm  Landmark House Tour – 3 great houses, one low price.  $28  Call Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, 910.762.2511, for tickets

12:00pm – 1:30pm  Luncheon, Landmark House Tour add-on.  $10  Call Lower Cape Fear Historical Society for reservations, 910.762.2511

6:00pm – 8:00pm  Plein Air Reception & Art Auction, New Elements Gallery, 201 Princess Street.  $25  Register at 910.762.2511 or  HERE.

Legacy Architectural Salvage Workshop – May 14, 9:30am, 1831-B Dawson Street, RSVP:  salvage@historicwilmington.org.  Also select items 50% in May.

Preservation Talk – May 16, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Hannah Block USO and Community Arts Center

HWF Preservation Awards Ceremony – May 19, 6:00pm, New Hanover County Courthouse, 24 N. 3rd Street

Shrimparoo – May 26, 6:30pm, Riverwalk Landing at Elijah’s Restaurant, 2 Ann Street, current and newly-joined members Friendraiser Event, Call 910.762.251 to reserve your spot today!

2016 Most Threatened Historic Places List Announcement – May 31, 10:00am, location TBD

James D. & Rosalie W. Carr Plaque Dedication – May 31, 2:00pm, Hannah Block Historic USO and Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street

Tax Credit Workshop – June 4, 8:30am – 12:30pm, Historic Thalian hall, City Couincil Chambers, 103 N. 3rd Street, $10 for members, $25 for non-members.  Register at 910.762.2511.

 

AZALEA FESTIVAL HOME TOUR TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

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Climb the porch, cross the threshold and enter in to a very special part of Wilmington, NC.   Nine beautiful homes and one historic church, spanning 250 years of architectural history, will be open for you to explore.  As part of Wilmington’s Azalea Festival, the Home Tour will take place April 9, 1-6pm and April 10, 1-5pm.  From cottage to mansion, this Tour is not to be missed!

A ribbon cutting ceremony will kick-off this area’s largest Home Tour on Saturday, April 9, 12:30pm, at the magnificent Captain Harper House, 311 South Front Street.  Join City and County Dignitaries and Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles as we cut the ribbon, explore the home and enjoy free ice cream provided by Dairy Queen.

The tour is self-guided and tickets are good for the full weekend.  Tour goers can attend either or both days, and can start and end at any point along the route.

Tickets are available online HERE through 3:00pm, April 4th.  These purchases will be mailed to you.  You can also purchase tickets, in person, at the Foundation’s office, 2011 Market Street (inside Wilmington’s National Cemetery gates) through April 8.  For additional ways to purchase tickets or for information on the each of the homes on our Tour, please see our Azalea Festival Home Tour Events page HERE.

#AzaleaFestival  #HomeTour  #AFHT2016

President of the National Trust for Preservation to Visit

Stephanie_1378_2015Historic Wilmington Foundation will host Stephanie Meeks, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, on Tuesday March 8 and Wednesday March 9.

National Trust leader since 2010, Ms Meeks has directed initiatives to develop an ambitious strategic plan designed to refocus direct action on saving imperiled places, engage new audiences in preservation, and increase the organization’s impact by a factor of ten.

There are 3 opportunities for you to hear her speak.

Governor Dudley Mansion Reception:  On Tuesday March 8th a very special reception will be held in Ms. Meek’s honor at the beautifully restored, historically significant Governor Dudley Mansion from 5:30-6:45pm.  Ms. Meeks will share comments, mingle with guests, pose for pictures.  Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.  This is a rare opportunity to see the Mansion and to visit with Ms. Meeks in a more intimate setting.  Reservations are $75 per person, $100 per couple and can be ordered by phone at 910.762.2511 or on line HERE.

 

Public Presentation:  Ms Meeks will give a public presentation on Tuesday March 8, 7:00-8:00pm at the Coastline conference and Events Center, 503 Nutt Street, Room B.  Light refreshments will be served.  $5 suggested donation.  To attend, RSVP HERE.

 

Business and Government Leaders Breakfast:  Wednesday March 9, 7:15-8:15am at UNCW’s historic Wise Alumni House, 1713 Market Street.  Ms Meeks will conduct a brief address.  A continental breakfast and coffee will be served.  Donations Accepted.  Parking for this event is available at the Temple Baptist Church, 1801 Market St.  Enter the Church parking lot from Princess Street.  The general public is welcome at this event.  To attend, RSVP HERE.