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Historic Wilmington Foundation

New marker symbolizes rebirth for historic building

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videoA historic downtown Wilmington building now dons a shiny new plaque. From a Masonic hall to a grocery store, music venue to nightclub and now pizza place, the Masonic Hall building at 125 Market Str. has seen it all. Full story...
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Eight sites added to, one saved from Most Threatened Historic Places list

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videoThe 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. Full story...
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Preserving historic downtown could become more costly

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The old world charm of downtown brings people from across the country to the Port City. With $1.6 billion in investments on the line, the expiration of the historic preservation tax credit could slow that down. Full story...
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Fire destroys historic downtown home

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One woman was hospitalized after her downtown home was destroyed by a fire Saturday morning. The historic Allen-Woodward house was engulfed in flames when the Wilmington Fire Department arrived just before 7 a.m. Full story...
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Historic Home Tour: Elliott-Brown House

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videoOn this weekend's Historic Home Tour, you can walk into a home that nearly did not make it to 2014. The Elliott-Brown House is a Queen Anne style home at 218 S. 2nd St. It was built in 1897 for Mary Taylor Elliott, who was the widow of a merchant. Full story...
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Historic Home Tour: Parmele-Williams House

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videoOn this year's Historic Home Tour, you will find a home that did not always stand at 213 N. 6th St. The Parmele-Williams House built in 1849 was saved by the Historic Wilmington Foundation and moved from N. 3rd St. in 1997. Full story...
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Historic Home Tour: Neil McEachern House

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videoThe Neil McEachern House at 214 N. 6th St. is certainly one of a kind, and it's part of this year's Historic Home Tour. Full story...
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Historic Home Tour: Conrad Meister House

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videoAmong the stops on this weekend's Historic Home Tour is a home built in that was part of Wilmington's first ever suburb. Built in 1916, the Conrad Meister House at 1915 Market St. was somewhat of a mystery until owners Brian York and Shane Fernando brought it back to life. Full story...
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Historic Home Tour: J. Lowell White House

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videoThe J. Lowell White Hhouse has unique charm and lots of history. This stop on this weekend's Historic Home Tour was built in 1925. Located at 318 N. 18th St., it has only changed hands three times since then. Full story...
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Historic Home Tour: Williams-Belden House

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videoAmong the homes on this year's Historic Home Tour is the Williams-Belden House, nestled on the corner of Cottage Lane and N. 4th Street. Full story...
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Historic Home Tour: St. Stephen AME Church

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videoSt. Stephen African Methodist Episcopal Church is just one of many stops on this year's Azalea Festival Home Tour. The church still serves as a center for worship and community events. Full story...
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Antebellum farm house up for sale

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video A historical reminder of New Hanover County's agricultural past is up for sale. The Martindale house witnessed the Civil War, the Great Depression and both World Wars. Now it can be yours. Full story...
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Historic homes help mark Black History Month in Wilmington

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videoIt's Black History Month, and the Historic Wilmington Foundation celebrated by marking two historic homes important to the city's African-American history. Full story...
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CELEBRATE: Looking back at 275 years in the Port City

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videoWilmington is celebrating its 275th anniversary. The Port City has gone through quite a bit over that time. Full story...
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Fundraiser for historic buildings at Orton’s

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video The Historic Wilmington Foundation has been saving old building here for years, now some younger members have joined the cause. History's Future held a fund raiser at Orton's Pool Hall, which has seen some history itself. Full story...
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