Monday, May 23, 2011

Historic Wilmington adds to its endangered list of homes - Wilmington, DE

Historic Wilmington adds to its endangered list of homes |

Market Street's oaks provided the setting – and a leading topic – for the Historic Wilmington Foundation's announcement Monday of its 2011 list of Most Threatened Historic Places in the region.

The Market Street “majestic tree canopy” between 17th and 21st streets is a new addition to the list, which was presented by Jeffrey Crow, deputy secretary of the N.C. Office of Archives and History.

It's an “imposing arboreal entrance which contributes to the community's charm and sense of place,” Crow said, reading from a press release. “Their benefits will be lost unless the community is proactive in planning and planting enduring replacements.”

“The beloved octogenarian oaks lining Market Street… have suffered over the decades from traffic injuries and organic threats including heart rot,” according to the press release.

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