Most Threatened Historic Places in Cape Fear Region

The Murchison Building in downtown Wilmington has been 'saved'
The Murchison Building in downtown Wilmington has been 'saved'

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Representatives from the Historic Wilmington Foundation gathered in front of the Murchison Building in downtown Wilmington Wednesday morning to make a special announcement.

George Edwards, Executive Director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation, announced that the Murchison Building at 201 N Front St, Wilmington, NC had been deemed 'saved' by the foundation. In a release, the foundation cites the building's recent sale as reasoning behind it's new label.

Edwards also announced the foundation's annual list of Most Threatened Historic Places.

The list includes places around the Cape Fear Region that the foundation deems at-risk of being destroyed.

This year's list includes the John Bellamy Carriage House in downtown Wilmington and the Ewing-Bordeaux Cottage in Wrightsville Beach.

2014 Most Threatened Historic Places List

  • John Bellamy Carriage House- 502 Market St.
  • Ewing-Bordeaux Cottage- 405 N. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC
  • Leimone Homestead- 2802 US Highway 117 S, Burgaw, NC
  • Joseph Hewett St. SW, Holden Beach, NC
  • Rocky Point School Buildings
  • Market Street Corridor
  • Wood Markers, Cemeteries- Brunswick County, NC
  • Historic Wood Windows- Lower Cape Fear Region
  • Rosenwald Schools, Pender County
  • 226 South Front Street, Wilmington

2014 Most Threatened Historic Places 'Watch' List

  • Brick Streets of Wilmington's Historic District
  • Murchison Building- 201 N. Front St. (SAVED)
  • St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church St. Helena- Pender County

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