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Roberts discusses Wilmington whose history as a provincial trading town is drawing the public to its preservation.
Fort Fisher offers a unique example of military architecture and fortification. Called the “Malakoff of the South,” Fort Fisher had formidable defenses for a seaward assault, which helped in protecting Confederate blockade runners.
Boney argues in this essay for the concerted effort to protect the architectural and cultural heritage of Wilmington. There are praiseworthy initiatives by private families and local organizations to secure the preservation of buildings, but Boney warns of the encroaching prospect of “slums” overtaking the historic district.
After a decade of involvement in the historical preservation of Wilmington, the Lower Cape Fear Society will lay out long-term plans on how best to proceed and consider the rights of current citizens in the historical district.