Making HistoryHWF in the News
May is Preservation Month!
Help HWF celebrate National Preservation Month by attending our special events:
- Pints for Preservation @ New Anthem Beer Project (May 9, 4:00-8:00pm)
- 3rd Annual Sip N Shop @ Legacy Architectural Salvage (May 15, 4:00-7:00pm)
- Preservation Awards Ceremony @ St James Parish (May 22, 6:00-7:30pm)
- Castle Street Crawl @ Historic Firehouse Station No. 2 (May 30, 5:30-8:00pm
April 6 & 7, 2019
The 2019 Home Tour
Purchase tickets online at www.tinyurl.com/hwfhometour or pay with cash or check at the door of any of the 10 gorgeous houses.
March 27, 2019
A proposed project in New Hanover County includes the demolition of two historic buildings. HWF advocates to preserve the buildings and suggests including them in an adaptive reuse project.
- April 20, 2019 Star News: Letter to the Editor
- April 16, 2019 Wilmington Business Journal: County Commissioners to Pursue 2 Tracks on Project Grace
- April 15, 2019 WHQR Public Media: Project Grace Surprise at New Hanover County Commission Meeting
- March 27, 2019 WHQR Public Media: Coastline: Project Grace
- February 26, 2019 encore Pub: Project Grace Causes a Disparagement of Opinion
- February 19, 2019 WHQR Public Media: Project Grace Coming Into Focus
- September 26, 2018 encore Pub: GHOSTS OF DEVELOPMENT: Project Grace stirs up concern over downtown’s public library and development plans
December 22, 2018
It’s done! The little bungalow at 310 Bladen has been successfully moved to its new home at the corner of 4th & Swann.
The house was donated to Historic Wilmington Foundation with the condition that we relocate it. It is now in the hands of its new owners, Jennifer Concklin and Matt Walker, who will be transforming the turn-of-the-century house into a restaurant. Truly a community effort, this move is preservation at work! A property slated for demolition now occupies a once vacant lot, contributing to the reactivation of a blossoming neighborhood corridor. Win-win!
December 14, 2018
Following the hurricane, HWF launched the Florence Fix-It Grant program.
In keeping with our mission to Preserve and Protect the Irreplaceable, we awarded nearly $100,000 to owners of old houses to help them pay for storm-related repairs or insurance deductibles. Watch this space for stories of grant recipients and their homes on the mend!