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Back Door Kitchen Tour

“I can't remember enjoying something as much as that [2013] Back Door Kitchen tour.  You guys did a great job - I loved having docents at the houses to give a little history of the home.  I have talked it up to as many people as I can think of and hope I can get lots of other folks going next year.”
About the tour:
ROW's annual Back Door Kitchen Tour opens the kitchens of nine beautiful historic homes to visitors.  See the kitchens and admire their unique combinations of beauty, functionality and adaptability.  You might even see something you want to add to your kitchen.
  ROW President Paul Lawler presents the ROW Art to raffle winner Rachael Carter.   Holding Rachael's winning ticket is board member, and raffle ticket salesman, Ben Stone.
Proceeds from the tour go to fund grants for Wilmington nonprofits.  Most famously, ROW purchased the statue of the Venus Flytrap that sits at the foot of Market Street.  It's Southern Hospitality by Paul Hill.
 Southern Hospitality, the venus flytrap sculpture, at the foot of Market St. in  Downtown Wilmington was purchased by ROW with Back Door Kitchen Tour funds  and donated to the City.  It is a very popular feature with its grace and  homage the plant that grows only in this area.  ROW has donated over $60,000 to area nonprofits thanks to BDKT proceeds.
The 2013 was held October 12, and features homes from South Front to North 7th.  The kitchens are open from 10 am to 5 pm.
Martin-Crouch House
Brockwell Place
Smith-Ferguson House
Neil M. McEachern House
Brady-Ross House
William H. Alderman House
The Chapman House
Brooks Building
The Grace Home
Get Tour Updates:
Would you like to have ROW let you know about future historic home tours?  We'll let you know if you leave your email with Sign Up For BDKT Updates.  ROW had a grand event at Crescent Moon revealing this year's art.  WWAY TV covered the event and you can see their coverage HERE.
Back Door Kitchen Tour In The News:

ROW member Phillis Thompson wrote a wonderful piece about the tour.  It does a wonderful job of explaining why we love living in this neighborhood.  You can read her essay HERE.  It is timeless.
WWAY's Randy Aldridge interviewd Mindy Heu and Paul Lawler about the tour.  You can see the interview HERE.
Ben Steelman of the Star News wrote a great profile of the homes on the 2013 tour.  You can read it Steelman writeup.
WHQR personality Jemila Ericson interview homeowner Alicia Ross and BDKT Tour Chair Paul Lawler.  You can listen to her interview at WHQR Interview.
Thanks to our Sponsors, Advertisers and Business Friends of ROW
The tour would not be as successful without the support of the Wilmington business community.  Please thanks these businesses when you see them.  
Plantation Builders
Unique Perspective Window Coverings
Markraft Cabinets
Kitchen & Bath Galleries
Hollingsworth Cabinetry
Bill Heinberg Insurance Agency
Special Wood www.specialwood.com 910.675.1000
Atlantic Appliance www.atlanticappliance.net  
Addis Construction  
Carolina Estate Planners    
Element Outdoor Living    
A Proper Garden 910.763.7177
Bloomers Floral Designs www.bloomerswilmington.com 910.815.8585
Crescent Moon www.crescentmoonnc.com 910.762.4207
Finklestein's Music & Fine Jewelery www.finkelsteins.com 910.617.6508
Julie and Warren Arts, LLC www.julieandwarrenarts.com 857.204.0872
Karen Johnson Interiors   910.352.0779
Le Catalan French Cafe & Wine www.lecatalan.com 910.409.5523
Manifest Designs   910.515.1333
Network Real Estate www.jimbitto.com 910.233.0659
Polka Dotted Flamingo www.polka-dottedflamingo.com 919.215.9773
The Fortunate Glass www.fortunateglasswinebar.com 910.399.4292
The George On The Riverwalk www.thegeorgerestaurant.com 910.763.2052
Wintersun Fashions 540.239.7821
A Christmas Shoppe    
A Second Time Around    
Bankson Personal Property Appraisals    
C.W. Worth House www.worthhouse.com 910.762.8562
Cable-Carol Anderson   919.522.8421
Carolina Country Store    
Coastal Vibe   910.262.1533
Cobblestone Cafe
Debby Gomulka Designs, LLC www.debbygomulkadesigns.com 910.352.7339
Duke Ladd Music www.dukeladdmusic.com 910.262.1946
`1q.q   910.833.6641
Front Street Brewery   910.251.1935
Harris Teeter    
Wilmington Water Tours www.wilmingtonwatertours.net 910.632.4095
Wilmington Wine www.wilmingtonwineshop.com 910.233.2274