2020 Preservation Awards
Each year, Historic Wilmington Foundation honors the very special people enacting our mission through exemplary preservation efforts in the following categories: Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation, Appropriate New Construction, and Restoration.
Since we could not celebrate our 2020 award winners in person, we created a video to record their acceptance speeches, as well as before and after photos of their amazing projects, stories of the renovations and more. Watch the video below!
(Want to see the 2019 Preservation Awards winners? CLICK HERE!)
definition: a building that has been preserved and revamped for a purpose other than its intended original use
ARRIVE Hotel & Dram Yard Restaurant (101, 105 and 109 South 2nd Street)
Elemental Architecture & Old School Rebuilders
definition: a building that has been fixed up with a respectful nod to history yet not necessarily faithfully restored
APPROPRIATE NEW CONSTRUCTION
definition: a building that, although new, fits in seamlessly with its historic neighbors
definition: a building that’s exterior has been brought back to its original glory, with great effort taken to replicate use of materials employed at the time of construction
Burgwin-Wright House’s Roof: 224 Market Street
Durable Restoration Company & Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens
Hollaway-Hunt House: 1419 Market Street
Timothy R. Fussell, PhD
AWARD OF MERIT
The Award of Merit goes to an entity or endeavor that is not a piece of built history (i.e., a film, event or website).
NCModernist has created an exemplary educational archive of North Carolina’s legacy of exceptional residential Modernist architecture.
George W. Edwards Award
This award is given to a volunteer, intern or staff member demonstrating exemplary integrity and commitment on behalf of local preservation.
Since the first day Carol volunteered at HWF, she has encouraged and lifted up staff and other volunteers. She has lent a hand filing, answering phones, cleaning up and greeting guests, in HWF’s old location and the new. She stripped wallpaper, repaired walls and painted the kitchen at our headquarters during a pandemic. And she did it with a smile on her face! She has helped our members, assisted people who want to become members, and through impeccable, creative research as a volunteer on the plaque committee, has gone out of her way to make people and their places feel understood and special.
There is literally no part of HWF that Carol’s efforts do not improve. Her research serves the plaque committee, thereby enriching area homes and neighborhoods. Her willingness to teach and share knowledge has resulted not only in more people tackling plaque research, but also more folks discovering this nonprofit and finding their way to Legacy Architectural Salvage. She loves history, and her curiosity is contagious.