History Redux

HWF announces preservation award winners

Lighthouse Main

The Historic Wilmington Foundation announced the recipients of its 2020 Preservation Awards, holding a virtual ceremony to highlight the fifteen winners this year.

Among the winning projects were Arrive Hotel, The Bodega, and End of Days Distillery for revamping and reusing their building spaces.

Rehabilitation nods went to both private homeowners and business owners such as ANDREA and BRAD WALKER (above), owners of Lighthouse Films who painstakingly fixed up the Richter Building on North Fourth Street. Inside the building, which was built in 1903, the couple spent countless hours salvaging wood from the ceilings and floors so that workers could use the materials to help bring the building back to life, Andrea Walker says in her award acceptance talk.

“I love coming to work every day and walking up those stairs and being greeted by these beautiful (wood) ceilings,” she says.

To watch this year’s virtual awards ceremony, click here.

Photo c/o Lighthouse Films

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