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Building History

BUILDING HISTORY: Jacob’s Run

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video It's the sound of water running, running from Wilmington's past to the present. A sewer system that put us on the map. Jacob’s Run is this week’s building history. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Front Street Inn

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videoIt was built in the 1920’s on Front Street to house those in need, now those in need of a nice room can stay here. The Front Street Inn is this week’s Building History. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Hughes Brothers Tires

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videoA business started in the 20’s and a landmark built in the 30’s, it is still run by a man who loves to keep people rolling. ”Been in the tire business for about 41 years.” John Allen says. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Alicia Ross' new house

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video There is something new in old Wilmington and we were there every step of the way. Alicia Ross built a brand new home that fits perfectly with the historic homes on the block. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Hall's Drug Store

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video "In 1901 my grandfather had just gotten out of Pharmacy school, he opened up Hall's Drug store.” Alex Hall told us. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: 411 Chestnut Street

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video It’s not the biggest and not the fanciest building in Wilmington. But the building at 411 Chestnut Street has a history that started in 1844 and was instrumental in the cities religious development. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Bauhaus Building

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video It is the only building of this style in Wilmington. Now it is simply known as the 320 Building. ”The Bauhaus style building was constructed for the Tide Water Power Company of Wilmington,” Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: A. David building

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videoSome buildings are old and some modern, this one is a little of each. The A. David building downtown is certainly historic; it has undergone quite a few changes in 100 years to become the place it is now. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Saint Paul's Lutheran church

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video Saint Paul’s Lutheran Evangelical church has seen its share of ups and downs. Through good and bad times this tenacious group held on. “On May 31, 1858 a group of German immigrants took a big step in faith to build a Lutheran church in Wilmington,” Pastor Misenheimer tells us. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Commercial Properties

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video When you think of old Wilmington and the Historic Foundation you naturally think of the beautiful old homes here, but there is work to do with commercial structures as well. It's this week’s building history. Full story...
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