The ROW Neighborhood covers the area from Queen St. to Red Cross St. and from 8th St. to the Cape Fear River.
We welcome all residents who live in the ROW Neighborhood and share ROW's vision.


ROW is an all-volunteer, membership-based, non-profit neighborhood organization of people living in the Historic Districts covering the oldest parts of the City of Wilmington, North Carolina -- the area between Red Cross and Queen Streets, from the Cape Fear River to Eighth Street. 
ROW brings people together to build neighborliness and work together for historic preservation and improvement of the quality of life in the Historic Districts.
Special Events
Azalea Festival Home Tour
Mark your calendars! The Historic Wilmington Foundation's Azalea Festival Home Tour is just around the corner, and you won't want to miss out on this extraordinary experience.
Join us on Saturday and Sunday, April 6th & 7th, from 1-5 pm, for a captivating journey through history. Your ticket isn't just an entry pass; it's a key unlocking the doors to architectural wonders and our community's rich past.
This year's tour features a special highlight: Fire Station No. 5, a distinguished member of Wilmington's nine Local Landmarks. Discover the stories embedded within its walls, adding a unique flavor to this year's event.
But that's not all! We're thrilled to showcase the Westbrook-Ardmore National Register Historic District, offering you a glimpse into the charm and character of one of Wilmington's most treasured neighborhoods.
Secure your tickets today at for just $40 each. Remember, your participation isn't just about enjoying a delightful weekend outing—it's about supporting the invaluable work of the Historic Wilmington Foundation.
Every ticket purchase directly contributes to HWF's mission of preserving and safeguarding the irreplaceable historic resources of Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. Your support is instrumental in ensuring that our heritage remains intact for generations to come.
Don't miss out on this unique tour that celebrates our past and shapes our future. Get your tickets now and be a part of preserving history!

Upcoming Events
Annual appreciation dinner with Wilmington Police Dept and New Hanover Sheriff’s Dept
Thursday, February 29th, 6:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s School Cafeteria at the corner of Ann and South 4th Street.
We're excited about the Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner on February 29th from 6:00-8:00PM. We're trying out a few new ideas this year and will look forward to your feedback after the event. 

We're going to have the meat dishes catered this year. This will give you an opportunity to make that special side dish, salad, or dessert that you've been wanting to share. However, if it would be a crime to deny our law enforcement friends your mouth-watering ribs, wings, etc., please bring it but be mindful that we will have plenty of protein. 

Google Form. We know that there are potluck apps and the trusty sign-up sheet, but this year we're using Google Forms. This will allow you to see who's bringing what so that we don't end up with 10 glorious gallons of mac and cheese AND it lists any potential allergens/aversions. Give it a try and nudge your friends to do the same. 

Here's the link to the form: I Can't Wait To Share My....
Here's the link to the list: Who's Bringing What

We'll need your help making this wonderful event flow seamlessly. Please sign up for something that you'd enjoy: Volunteer Sign-Up
Please contact this year’s chairpersons - Ellen Minnich ( and Jane Patterson ( and let them know what you can bring for the dinner.
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Fostering Community in the Historic District Since 1973

Residents of Old Wilmington, Inc. is a not-for-profit downtown neighborhood association, fostering community in our historic district for over forty years. Membership provides a delightful opportunity to meet and socialize with your neighbors.
Read more about our organizations history. >

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