2021 Preservation Awards
Each year, Historic Wilmington Foundation honors the very special people enacting our mission through exemplary preservation efforts through adaptive reuse, rehabilitation, and restoration.
definition: a building that has been preserved and revamped for a purpose other than its intended original use
Hi-Wire Brewing (former Buick Oldsmobile Dealership, 1020 Princess Street)
Andrew Hewitt, Paramount Real Estate & Development
definition: a building that has been fixed up with a respectful nod to history yet not necessarily faithfully restored
205 East Leonard Street
Carol J. Bailey
Solomon Building: 1 South Front Street
James Goodnight, Dean Neff, Maurer Architecture, and Old School Rebuilder & Co.
definition: a building that’s exterior has been brought back to its original glory, with great effort taken to replicate use of materials employed at the time of construction
DAVID BRINKLEY AWARD
The David Brinkley Award honors extraordinary preservation work of large scale, scope, and effort.
Public Archaeology Corps
Given that archaeological sites on private land are not protected, many are lost to development each year. The careful study of an intact site by professional archaeologists often adds to what we know about history; when an archaeological site is lost, a piece of history is lost as well.
Public Archaeology Corps is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization consisting of professional archaeologists, historians, and private citizens united in their concern over the rapid loss of archaeological sites. Under the direction of professional archaeologists, PAC volunteers excavate privately-owned sites, allowing untrained members of the community to directly participate in the preservation of our past! To learn more about their projects and volunteer opportunities, click here.
AWARD OF MERIT
The Award of Merit honors an entity or endeavor that is not a piece of built history (i.e., a film, event, or website).
Bobby Farrar DID SOMETHING.
George W. Edwards Award
The George W. Edwards Award honors a volunteer, intern, or staff member demonstrating exemplary integrity and commitment on behalf of local preservation.
We love Don!