2009 Historic Wilmington Foundation Home Tour


  • Sat, Apr 4, 2009 – Sun, Apr 5, 2009 Saturday 1 - 6pm & Sunday 1-5pm

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The Historic Wilmington Foundation announces the 2009 Home Tour, an annual showcase of fine homes and properties that is held during Wilmington’s Azalea Festival.

Ten wonderful and inviting homes will be open to the public for tour this year, Saturday, April 4th from 1 to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 5th from 1 to 5 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and will be available at all local Harris Teeter stores and other area outlets, as well as the Azalea Festival Office located at 5725 Oleander Drive, the Historic Wilmington Foundation, 516 North 4th Street, and at each home site the days of the tour. Members of the Foundation will receive discounted tickets at $15 available at Historic Wilmington Foundation. Groups of ten or more can purchase discounted tickets at a cost of $22.

Each home has been selected for its individual appeal and architectural or historic significance, and the collection of homes will please everyone. The owners of the following properties have graciously agreed to open their homes for the 2009 tour:

1. Collins-Jones House - 1920 Market Street - Laura & Kyle Trivett

2. Bass-Oliver House - 1906 Market Street - Randy & William Jayne

3. Smith-Willoughby House - 1902 Market Street - Jessica & Joseph McAlear

4. W. Houston Moore House - 1819 Market Street - Jackie Burch

5. Hicks House - 410 North 15th Street - Elizabeth Carpenter

6. Gore-TenHuisen House - 512 Grace Street - Chris Gore & Matt TenHuisen

7. Williams House - 10 South 5th Avenue - Lucia & Tom Hughes

8. Daniel-Poisson House - 315 South Front Street - Lynne & Charles Boney, Jr.

9. King-Thorpe House - 209 Nun Street - Howard Jenkins & Carlos Zabola

10. Spetrino House - 10 Church Street - Kathy & David Spetrino

Please join the Historic Wilmington Foundation on April 4th and 5th and experience the architectural appeal of these homes, as well as the beauty of Wilmington’s wonderful historic neighborhoods.

For more information please contact the Historic Wilmington Foundation at (910) 762-2511 or the Azalea Festival Ticket Office at (910) 794-4650 or visit the Foundation web site: www.historicwilmington.org.

All proceeds from the Home Tour will advance the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s efforts to protect and preserve the irreplaceable historic resources of Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. Since its formation in 1966, the Historic Wilmington Foundation has successfully saved over 200 historic properties from demolition.