Wilmington Design Standards for Historic Districts and Landmarks

6 5 4 3 2 1 Standards for Commercial Buildings Design Standards WILMINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICTS AND LANDMARKS 90 7 3 4 5 Utilize only those synthetic materials that adequately replicate authentic material. Add only decorative elements that are in character with the style and period of the architecture. Historically, wall signs were painted for advertising purposes. Retain and preserve original or early cornices , string courses , wall fi nishes, pilasters , and other decorative elements of historic commercial buildings. 1 If part of or the entire facade element has deteriorated, repair the deteriorated section using only materials compatible with the original. 2 6 It is not appropriate to mount or paint murals on commercial buildings. 7 Paint colors should be appropriate for the style of the building. Color schemes should attempt to unify elements of the building and take into account all exterior details. They should also complement the colors of the surrounding buildings. For additional information, see Standards on Exterior Color. Existing Commercial Birds Eye View of Commercial District Source: City of Wilmington Standards: Existing Commercial Buildings Riverboat Landing c. 1857 Market Street Source: City of Wilmington 5.1

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