Historic Wilmington Foundation

Historic Wilmington Foundation

For 43 years, the Historic Wilmington Foundation has worked to preserve the architectural and historical integrity of the Lower Cape Fear region. The Foundation was established in 1966 by a group of citizens concerned about the demolition of Wilmington’s historic resources. A revolving fund-- the first of its kind in North Carolina-- was set up to enable the HWF to save historic properties by buying them, placing protective covenants on them to ensure their continued protection, and selling them for rehabilitation. Nearly fifty properties have been directly saved by the HWF and hundreds more have been preserved because of the Foundation’s influence.