Historic Wilmington Foundation releases annual list of threatened sites


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Historic Wilmington Foundation announced its seventh annual list of the most threatened historic places in the Cape Fear.

This year’s list includes the Rosenwald Schools in Pender County, the Tide Water Power and Light building in Wilmington and the Old Jail in Burgaw.

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“Any historic building that’s eligible for the National Register of Historic Places helps define what that community is about,” said Dr. Jeffrey Crow of the NC Office of Archives. “It contributes to the character of a community.”

The purpose of the Historic Wilmington Foundation is to focus attention on threatened sites and to illustrate the benefits of historic preservation.

The foundation also released a watch list of historic places they will monitor during the coming year.