Preservation for Profit Workshop Series

This is a comprehensive workshop series on the rehabilitation and redevelopment of historic commercial buildings and residential property. Live in a Landmark focuses primarily on owner occupied residential property (rental property is addressed in the Preservation for Profit workshop). Preservation for Profit is an informative workshop on the redevelopment of historic income producing buildings. The seminars feature an array of experts from banking, architecture, code enforcement, the State Historic Preservation Office, insurance and real estate development. The speakers present valuable information and advice on all aspects of historic preservation and building restoration and redevelopment. The workshops also include rehabilitation case studies. Continuing education credit is available to various professionals who participate in the workshops. The workshops are available online through a cooperative partnership with the City of Wilmington and the Historic Preservation Commission. In fact the City has broadcast the workshops live on the community television channel. Click on the links. There is also a comprehensive workshop packet available for both workshops at HWF.


2016 Live in a Landmark Workshop

Presented by Historic Wilmington Foundation on June 4

This workshop educated 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 featured 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 was 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 was provided by
National Park Service, Hampton Inn Wilmington – Medical Park, Thalian hall Center for Performing Arts, AIA Wilmington, Sponsors for National Preservation Month


Watch Live in a Landmark 2016 Watch Preservation for Profit (2008)