The Historic Wilmington Foundation released its fifth annual list of threatened historic places Wednesday. The program helps maintain homes, schools, churches, and other buildings to preserve historic neighborhoods.
“Historic preservation really defines the character of a community. It's important to keep that housing stock vibrant and resourceful in terms of taxes and the community” said Jeffrey Crow.
Dr. Jeffrey Crow a state historic preservation officer announced the buildings on this year's list. 811 Ann Street is one of the most threatened historic places. By restoring properties like this one, the Historic Wilmington Foundation not only helps keep history alive, but also puts people to work.
“They currently are second in the number of properties that have taken advantage of federal and state tax credits, which are an important engine for the economy as well as preserving buildings” Crow added.