New colored plaques recognize oldest buildings in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Downtown Wilmington is home to several historic buildings with some dating back hundreds of years. Specially colored plaques were recently added to some of them to commemorate the oldest landmarks. 

The Burgwin-Wright House is the first building in Wilmington to receive a sapphire-colored plaque, meaning the building is 200 years or older.

Burgwin-Wright House (Photo: WWAY)

The house is celebrating 250 years in the Port City with the Bellamy Mansion across town recently receiving a gold plaque to commemorate 150 years.

Many people say the plaques really stand out.

The Burgwin-Wright Museum plans to hold a special celebration for the new plaque in the future.
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