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Building History

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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Building History: Bellamy Slave Quarters

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video We've already shown you the beautiful Bellamy Mansion. It is a work of art and a tribute to those who lived in the grand style. There is another story of those who lived then, alongside but not equal. Those who worked and served. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Historic Wilmington Foundation

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video It does more than just pass out plaques. The Historic Wilmington Foundation is a nonprofit organization that focuses its efforts on preserving our architectural heritage. They are one of the reasons we have so many great old buildings here. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Liberty Ships

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video The Battleship North Carolina is our most famous monument to World War II but it is not our only connection. “Without the liberty ship we would not have been able to supply our troops or allies for the first two years of the war,” explained local author, historian and former Naval Officer Wilbur Jones. Full story...
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Historic Wilmington Foundation adds sites to list of threatened historic places

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videoThe Historic Wilmington Foundation announced its 2013 Most Threatened Historic Places List today. Executive Director George Edwards says it is vitally important to preserve these buildings for future generations. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Mixto

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video This former Wilmington mayor and business veteran believes in his city. Harper Peterson is part of this week’s Building History. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Belk/Library Building

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video If you are of a certain age you remember shopping where the downtown Library is now. It’s a place where stores and stories come together. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Dudley Chadbourn House

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video Building History features a pre-civil war home, downtown in the historic district. Bill and Gail Massey are part of a house that has shared a lot of history in our city. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Brunswick Inn

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video This building was started in 1800 and it was a Governor’s summer home. Now it is the home of Jim and Judy Clary and the home for their business, the Brunswick Inn. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Langdon House

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video There are many 100 year old houses in Wilmington but this one is over 200 years old. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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video Saint Paul’s Episcopal church has a history going back more than 150 years. Larry Cook has been organist and choir director for the past 16 years he has seen his share of changes. Full story...
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