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WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — The Historic Wilmington Foundation (HWF) has unveiled the eleven homes and one historic church for the 2012 Azalea Festival Home Tour on Saturday, April 14, from 1 to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 15, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The tour this year is a wonderful reflection of the architectural and stylistic diversity of Wilmington’s historic districts. In addition to ten inviting houses HWF is pleased to feature Fire Station Number 2 on Fifth Avenue and the Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church. The Italianate Fire House with Dutch Revival detailing was built in 1915 and the 1858 Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church is a wonderful depiction of Carpenter Gothic and Italianate architecture.

“The tour offers our citizens the opportunity to visit and enjoy all twelve sites on tour. Please plan to join us this spring. It is a tour not be missed,” explained George Edwards, Executive Director.

Mayor Bill Saffo, New Hanover County Commissioner Chairman, Ted Davis, Jr. and City Councilman Kevin O’Grady will officially open the tour during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Parsley House on 224 South 3rd Street.

Tickets for the tour are $25 and are on sale now at the Azalea Festival Office at 5725 Oleander Drive, online at www.wilmingtontickets.com and at the Historic Wilmington Foundation office at 2011 Market Street. Tickets will be available at all local Harris Teeter stores starting March 21. Tickets can also be purchased day of the event for $30 at any of the homes on the tour.

What: 2012 Azalea Festival Home Tour presented by Historic Wilmington Foundation
When: Saturday, April 14, 1-6 p.m. & Sunday, April 15, 1-5 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting: Saturday, April 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Parsley House, 224 South 3rd Street with complimentary Dairy Queen ice cream.
Tickets: Available now for $25 at Azalea Festival Office, Historic Wilmington Office, www.wilmingtontickets.com and Harris Teeter locations beginning March 21.

2012 Home Tour Sites
Parsley House, 1857: 224 South 3rd Street
Barker-O’Connor House, c. 1896: 517 South Front Street
Dudley-Chadbourn House, 1843: 323 South Front Street
Ebert-Artis House, c.1938: 206 South 5th Avenue
Love House, 1932: 208 South 5th Avenue
Fire Station No. 2, 1915: 602 South Fifth Avenue
Ulstad House, 2005: 309 Castle Street
Way House, 1896: 208 Castle Street
Cook-Matthews House, 1882: 108 Castle Street
Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church, 1858: 714 Chestnut Street
Schaefer House, 1916: 1904 Princess Street
Diehl House, c. 1923: 1809 Grace Street

All proceeds from the Home Tour will advance the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s efforts to protect and preserve the irreplaceable historic resources of Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. Since 1966, the foundation has successfully saved more than 100 historic properties from demolition.

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4 Comments on "Homes on Azalea Festival Home Tour announced"

2015 years 10 months ago

…I would be willing to bet a years pay that he has NO drivers license, NO car, NO boat, No high school education and NO life. I will also bet that he DOES have a lengthy list of traffic violations (that got his license revoked), a lengthy list of felonius drug related offenses (that got his car under seizure), has a mama that never cared about him and is a 3rd generation, lifetime entitlement recipient that blames his entire misfortune on others rather than his own lack of motivation and personal accountability. That’s a HUGE chip he carries around on his shoulder and the reasons for that are described above. He will likely die wearing it.

2015 years 10 months ago

I’m afraid all the azaleas will have come and gone by time for the festival. They are sure in full bloom at my house.

2015 years 10 months ago

Wilmington and the Cape Fear region have a lot to offer for the weekender, vacationer and locals. We have attraction to the beaches, rivers, golf, NC battleship, riverfront, parades, festivals, celebrities, fireworks, music cookouts, museums and arts, gardens, and more shopping than you can do in a life time. Come on down….…
We also have New Hanover County Sheriff, Wilmington Police, Wrightsville Beach Police, South Port Police, Carolina Beach Police, Kure Beach Police, NC Wildlife, NC Hwy Patrol, Coast Guard, Helicopter, Radar, Cameras, Sub Marine devices, an Army of Parking Meter People, Tow Trucks, Citizen Volunteers watching your every move, We also have Tons of Permits, so you can do anything you want here: We’ve got one for freshwater fishing, we’ve got one for saltwater fishing, we have one if you want to sit at a picnic table in the park, and we have one if you want to drive on the beach and Fines for pulling a Neighbor out of the Sand. We have one if you want to go boating, we have one if you want to go camping, and, if you want to invite a few friends, we have one so you can have a party. And, introducing our latest service – the county can take your car and sell it at auction, so I wouldn’t recommend driving anything you want to go back home in. The trap is set. We are waiting in ambush for you.
We love your money, and we don’t care how we get it. As long as you come back. With a smile.

2015 years 10 months ago

Good grief! Are you having a bad day???


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