Wilmington Design Standards for Historic Districts and Landmarks

6 5 4 3 2 1 Standards for Neighborhood Setting Design Standards WILMINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICTS AND LANDMARKS 41 7 Fences and garden walls have been traditionally used in Wilmington to delineate property lines and mark boundaries between public and private property right-of-ways. Fences of wood, brick, masonry , wrought and cast iron are found within the Residential and Theatre Historic Districts. Variations of the picket fence are common in both front and rear yards although low brick walls, and cast and wrought iron fences are more traditional for front yard fences. Pierced brick walls are frequently used on corner lots or above retaining walls . Wilmington’s wrought and cast iron fences re fl ect the City’s participation in the Industrial Revolution when mass-produced ornamental fencing became prevalent during the mid and late 19th century. Suggested Repair and Maintenance • Inspect fences and walls regularly for signs of deterioration or moisture damage. • Keep all mortar joints adequately sealed to avoid moisture damage. • Maintain paint on all elements that were traditionally painted. • Follow the standards for maintenance of masonry , wood, or architectural metals where applicable. • Remove any vegetation except for trees four-inch (4”) diameter at breast height (DBH) and over that is uprooting posts or causing other structural damage. • Maintain hedges by trimming and eliminate harmful vegetation. Pierced Brick & Ballastone Wall 3rd Street & Ann Street Source: City of Wilmington 2.3 Fences and Walls