Historic Wilmington Part 3
Homes That Stood The Test Of Time, Page 1
As I stated in Part 1 of this series on Wilmington, NC—The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the historic district of Wilmington as America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2008. It is easy to see why such an honor was bestowed on this town. In the early 1960s, a group of locals got together and formed the Historic Wilmington Foundation. You can read the story from the
According to the article from the Star News, the foundation is making great progress in helping those who purchase and renovate these pieces of history. The article also states that 375 homes currently have historical markers. Plans are being made to acquire additional properties. This is a serious matter to those who see the importance of preservation. Some have gone as far as to move the homes to a different location rather than see them torn down. From what I observed, it is one of the largest collection of homes built prior to the 1900s. I was amazed and thrilled to see block after block of beautifully preserved homes both inside and out. The gardens were just as inviting as the charm and character of the structure.
Please join me for a tour of the homes I selected from my walk through history. I applaud the efforts of those families and individuals who make is possible for us to enjoy and appreciate the families who first made North Carolina what it is today.
See the rest at my Mobileme Gallery under Wilmington 1 and 2