Historic Wilmington Foundation plaque honors historic federal building


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Submitted: Thu, 05/26/2011 - 6:17pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Historic Wilmington Foundation honored a piece of Port City history today. The group presented its James and Rosalie Carr Memorial Plaque to the historic US Customs House, which is better known as the Alton A. Lennon Fderal Building downtown.

The charge of the foundation’s Plaque Committee is to identify and mark buildings in Wilmington and the region which are at least 75 years old. This historic building turns 90 this year.

“It is representative of a structure that has a long history or a site that has a long history in the city and a great connection to the history and the people of the community,” HWF Executive Director George Edwards said. “The federal courthouse, formerly the US Customs House, certainly is a dominant structure in our downtown.”

The plaque program began in the late 1960s. The foundation has presented more than 500 plaques since then.

1 Comment

  • Guest333 says:

    Hey, Historical Society,

    Aren’t the Feds “Faint of Wallet”?

    Last week, you posted a response back to me stating that Historical building maintenance and restoration is NOT for the “faint of wallet”, which drew my response back calling you a Snob, which you rightfully deserved because only phony baloneys use that sort of lingo.

    Anyway, The Feds have FAINTED by my standards! Not by yours??

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