Historic Cottages, Houses, Mansions & Synagogue on Tour

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  • Historic Cottages, Houses, Mansions and Synagogue on Tour
  • All photography by Laura Trivett, Historic Wilmington Foundation
  • Wilmington, N.C. ... The Historic Wilmington Foundation announced 9 homes and one historic synagogue on the 2013 Azalea Festival Home Tour Saturday, April 13th from 1-6 p.m. and Sunday, April 14th from 1-5 p.m.
    This year's tour is a reflection of the variety of architectural styles of homes and religious buildings in four of Historic Wilmington's National Register Districts. From the charming Carolina Cottage to the UNCW Chancellor's mansion, the tour showcases the breadth of home styles in Wilmington's history. 
    All proceeds from the Home Tour will advance Historic Wilmington Foundation's efforts to protect and preserve the irreplaceable historic resources of Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region.  Since 1966, the Historic Wilmington Foundation has successfully saved more than 100 historic properties from demolition. 
    2013 Home Tour Sites: (tickets available at all sites on tour dates ) 
    Alexander Sprunt House, built 1929-1930, 1615 Chestnut Street
    Emerson-Kenan Mansion, built 1907, 1705 Market Street
    Freeman-Peters House, built 1912, 1805 Perry Avenue
    Triyonis House, c. 1922, 2010 Creecy Avenue
    J. E. Gilliard House, built 1914, 2009 Wrightsville Avenue
    Temple of Israel, NC's Oldest Synagogue, built 1875, 1 South 4th Street
    William A. French House, c. 1871, 107 South 4th Street
    Donald MacRae House, built 1901, 25 South 3rd Street        
    Cumming-Duls House, built 1871,120 Nun Street       
    J.W. Brooks Building, built 1920, 18 South Water Street, Suite 10                            
    Tickets can be purchased on tour dates at all locations for $30. Historic Wilmington Foundation Members can purchase tickets for $15. 
    Advance tickets are available for $25 at these locations:
    Azalea Festival Office, 5725 Oleander Drive
    Historic Wilmington Foundation office at 2011 Market Street
    Wilmington area Harris Teeter stores starting March 20th ($2 off with a VIC card)
    Sterling House, Ivy Cottage, Fisherman's Wife, Transplanted Garden and Proper Garden, all in Wilmington
    Media Advisory:
    Mayor Bill Saffo, New Hanover County Commissioner Chairman Woody White, County Commissioner Vice-Chair Beth Dawson, NC State House Representative Susi Hamilton and City Councilman Kevin O'Grady will officially open the tour during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 13th, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. at TJ and Judy Porter's Home, the Alexander Sprunt House at 1615 Chestnut Street.
    For information, contact:
    George Edwards, Executive Director
    Laura Trivett, Marketing Director
    Historic Wilmington Foundation
    phone: 910-762-2511
    Robert B Butler, PR | Raleigh | Wilmington
    All photography by Laura Trivett, Historic Wilmington Foundation