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Some historic buildings in danger

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WILMINGTON -- Wilmington's architecture is a unique and important part of the City's culture. But some of the buildings are in danger. The Historic Foundation has published its yearly threatened historic places list. The building at 320 Chestnut St. is in good condition. But talks to tear it down landed it on the Historic Wilmington Foundation's watch list. Historic Wilmington Foundation Executive Director George Edwards says this building stands out on the list because it is a little more than 50 years old, but its architecture makes it an important part of the City's cultural history. Edwards said, "We think this is an important building in Wilmington. This speaks to a lot of the post-World War II change in this country. This is a very unique building in North Carolina. There are only a few buildings of this genre." The building used to be home to county administration offices, and the City still has offices there. But Edwards says the future of the building is uncertain.

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