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Historic Wilmington Foundation to Present Building Plaque for the former Williston Industrial High School


WHAT:
Historic Wilmington Foundation to Present Building Plaque for
the former Williston Industrial High School
 
WHEN:
Friday, May 24, 2019
9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:
The International School at Gregory (formerly Williston Industrial High School)
1106 Ann Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
 
A special plaque, known as the 2019 Carr Memorial Plaque,  will be dedicated in memory of James D. and Rosalie W. Carr, longtime members and supporters of the Historic Wilmington Foundation. HWF honors one historic building each May (National Historic Preservation Month) with a plaque. Previous honorees include the historic Alton A. Lennon Federal Building, the Hotel Cape Fear (now Hotel Cape Fear Apartments), and the downtown Wilmington U.S. Post Office.
 
This year’s dedication ceremony includes staff and students from the International School at  Gregory. Principal Leigh Ann Lampley believes this event is a wonderful learning opportunity for the students and it will help them better understand the rich history of their campus. All Gregory teachers were given a copy of the plaque text to share with the students before the event.
 
New Hanover County Board of Education members, New Hanover County Commissioners, New Hanover County Schools administrators, local architects, Williston Industrial High School alumnus E.B. Davis and others have been invited to attend.
 
All guests are asked to check in at Gregory’s Main Office and wear a name tag for the duration of the visit. Parking is available on the streets near the school.
 
Members of the media are asked to RSVP with the NHCS Public Relations Division at (910) 254-4245 or kelly.baugher@nhcs.net. All other guests may RSVP with Blair Middleton at middleton@historicwilmington.org or (910) 762-2511.