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Photographing Historic Sites - The Murchison Building

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Photographing historic sites is one of our areas of expertise. Here is another historic North Carolina building that we recently had the pleasure of shooting prior to its sale.

The Murchison Building, located on Front Street in Wilmington, was completed in 1914 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was the tallest building in Wilmington until 2007, when the 12-story PPD headquarters was finished.

In its prime, this handsome edifice housed the Murchison National Bank, the Wilmington Morning Star and the Sunday Star-News. In recent years, its offices have been occupied by small businesses and professionals, but the building came quite close to succombing to the sad fate that befalls many historic high-rises. It needed new investment to prevent it from falling into disrepair, its legacy lost to future generations.

Enter Wilmington Development Partners, LLC, which closed on the property in June for $1.425 million, and plans to provide that much needed investment to restore the Murchison Building to its former glory. "Our goal is to address its needs first," said the investment firm's president, Thomas Simpson. "Everybody on our team is 100 percent on board with taking care of that building."

No word yet on how the building will be put to use after renovations, but it is good to know that it will remain as a testament to the heritage of Wilmington and North Carolina for a long time to come. Just take a look at some of the beautiful images we captured of this stately building. We really love the shots that focus in on the little architectural details that make the Murchison Building unique.

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We love photographing historic sites! Check out the gallery for the rest of the images from the Murchison Building shoot. If you are a North Carolina history buff, or you just love pictures of historic places and architecture, check out the photos we shot of the R.J. Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem. And if you need amazing photography to help sell your property (historic or otherwise!) don't hesitate to contact us for information.