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Eight sites added to, one saved from Most Threatened Historic Places list

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The Historic Wilmington Foundation released its list of the Most Threatened Historic Places in our area today.

Bricks, two-lane roads, buildings and much more are on the ninth edition of the list.

Historic Wilmington Foundation Executive Director George Edwards says awareness is key to preserving these places. Awareness may be what made the list larger, but it has also helped to save some of these places.

Click here to see the full list

Wilmington investment broker John Hinnant sees the importance in preserving the city's culture. His client bid on and won the Murchison Building on N. Front Street in downtown Wilmington.

"It's significantly important, because the marketing and public relations associated with historic preservation is often most heard when we lose important structures," Hinnant said.

This is one of the first places on the list this year that will be saved, but Edwards hopes that awareness will help bring an end to these annual announcements.

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Most Threatened Historic Places

Another that should be seriously considered is the old Piedmont Airlines Maintenance Hangar at Wilmington International Airport. Now that Anna Pennington has passed, the possibility that it will be razed is a reality. Important local aviation history is associated with this structure and should be preserved. Losing the hangar would be as bad as the loss of Lumina in some respects!

Great News

That is great news. I think the people that live in that area should have their taxes raised to pay for the improvements.