October Newsletter


** Preservation of Wilson
Saving Wilson’s future by preserving its past
October 2019

** Celebrate Our Volunteers With Us!

It is with great pride that we at Preservation of Wilson are able to recognize and share with you a little about the folks who give their time and talents to Preservation of Wilson. Each month we highlight a different individual as a way to introduce you to the hardworking Preservation of Wilson team!

Volunteers of the Month
Anne Sauerborn Joyner and Betsy Peters Rascoe at the Nadal House during the 2017 Nadal House Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Party.

Anne Sauerborn Joyner
Betsy Peters Rascoe

This dynamic duo have been instrumental in raising awareness of Preservation of Wilson to Wilson’s millennial population. Betsy and Anne care deeply about Wilson and their leadership skills are making a positive mark in our community. As many local non-profits have benefited from their talents, we at Preservation of Wilson sincerely thank Betsy and Anne for sharing their unique gifts with us!

How long have you been in Wilson?
Anne is originally from Tarboro and moved to Wilson in 2014 when she married Ches who was her pre-school friend!

Betsy was born and raised in Wilson, then moved to Raleigh for college. She moved back to Wilson in 2014.

How long have you been with Preservation of Wilson?
Betsy has been a member of Preservation of Wilson since 2014 and Anne since 2016.

What capacity have you worked in Preservation of Wilson?
2018, 2019 & 2020 Co-Chairs of the Art Show held at the annual Garden Party
2019 – Member of the Fundraising Committee (Anne)
2017 Co-Chairs of the Nadal House Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Party
2018 – present, Board of Trustees (Betsy)
2017 – present, Member of the Marketing Committee (Anne)
2017 – present – Social Media Manager (Anne)

Quote about the importance of Preservation of Wilson
“Preservation of Wilson is important because the organization raises awareness about historic homes in Wilson. The historic district is overflowing with homes that give Wilson a lot of its charm and character. A vast array of architectural styles can be spotted throughout the historic district which is unique to Wilson and these homes must be appreciated, respected, and maintained. Preservation of Wilson is the ultimate fan club of these great homes. Our dream for Preservation of Wilson is that it becomes more of a well-known fixture in the community with members ranging from all ages – all ages coming together to share a love for historic architecture.”

Fun Fact
Anne & Betsy are both artists, love scrabble, and live 5 houses down from each other!

Where can you typically find this dynamic duo?
A perfect Saturday for Anne and Betsy would consist of a morning date at Rummage Warehouse (grab a coffee at Tigs), lunch at Brewmasters, followed by a few drinks with the boys (Ches, Hunter and Camp) at 217 or DPH.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation brings us This Place Matters! This Place Matters is an awareness campaign to learn more about the Wilson Story with its rich heritage and unique architecture. As our camera travels through the historic districts, we will introduce you to some of the homeowners living in these special places.
Jacob Tomlinson House

Meet Chip Futrell and Jim Scarborough, owners of the Jacob Tomlinson House on Broad Street. The house was built in 1915 for Tomlinson who was a wholesale merchant. This Colonial Revival is one of the Broad Kenan Historic District’s most prominent houses. Chip and Jim moved to Wilson from Raleigh just for this house and it has been home every since.

A Message From The Owners

“We moved to Wilson in 2009 after searching for a historic home for many months. When we first saw this house, we knew this could be our home. Everyone in Wilson has been welcoming and interested in our efforts to preserve this magnificent house. Both of us are happy to be part of the ongoing efforts to save Wilson’s historic properties and the descendants of Jacob and Nannie Tomlinson have been so very generous with sharing photos, stories and even giving us the original deed to the house. We look forward to many more years in Wilson.”
Jim and Chip have formed a close relationship with the Tomlinson family. This photo was taken on July 11, 2015 at the 100th anniversary celebration of the Tomlinson House. Jim and Chip are in the front with the descendants of Jacob and Nannie Tomlinson.
Happy Halloween from your furry friends at the Nadal House
The Nadal House has been the site of many activities and events since Preservation of Wilson purchased the 1916 Western Stick Bungalow. But our favorite was the Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Party planned by Anne & Betsy!

Open House

Sunday, November 3
2 – 5 pm

The Nadal House

1007 Nash Street NW
Call Allyson Moye @ 252-230-2641

Preservation of Wilson is proud of our Revolving Fund Project – The Nadal House. Thank you to the many volunteers who have helped us by sharing their time and talents.

Click To See Our Nadal House Volunteers! (https://www.preservationofwilson.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Final-Nadal-Volunteers-for-Website-Newsletter.pdf)

Preservation of Wilson needs your support!
Preservation of Wilson needs your support to continue as a resource to our community as we work to save Wilson’s future by preserving its past.
Together we have marketed 56 properties, including the ones above. Preservation of Wilson’s efforts may not always result in a sale, but our work has influenced change. Owner-occupied home sales have increased over the years and code-enforcement is instilling hope in those who have already made a financial commitment in the residential historic districts. With our special events and welcoming approach, new residents have found a sense of fellowship when they are a part of Preservation of Wilson.

For this and so much more, we thank you!

Check out the list of 2019 donors to date. Please support us on-line today! (https://www.preservationofwilson.com/donate-volunteer-shop/)
Whirligig Festival
November 2 & 3
Preservation of Wilson will have a booth this year! Plan to stop by and say hello!

Open House
November 3
2 – 5 pm
The Nadal House
1007 Nash Street NW
Call Allyson Moye @ 252-230-2641
Preservation North Carolina’s Fall Symposium
November 7 & 8
Preservation NC invites you to join them as they celebrate the renovation of their new headquarters at the Hall and Graves-Fields Houses! Dynamic speakers, training sessions, tours, parties and more!
Check out our events, meetings & Explore Wilson! (https://www.preservationofwilson.com/preservation-events/)

About Us
Preservation of Wilson provides leadership in the revitalization efforts of Wilson County’s unique architectural heritage. As stewards of Wilson’s historic buildings, we actively promote historic, architecturally, and culturally significant properties. Our efforts are to ensure that revitalized properties will contribute in the aesthetics of the community, increase the value of surrounding properties, and create a safe and welcoming environment.
2019 Trustees
Stephanie Batten, President
Chip Futrell, Vice President
Joe Dlugos, Secretary
Brent Flowers, Treasurer
Buck Yelverton, Past President
Dave Sheppard, Properties Chair, Member-at-Large
Dr. Rena Corbett
Betsy Peters Rascoe
Omar Salazar
Jean Smolen
Tripp Vaughan

Kathryn Ferrari Bethune, Executive Director
Anne Sauerborn Joyner, Social Media Manager

To learn more and get involved, please visit our website or give us a call.
Click here to meet our 2019 Team (https://www.preservationofwilson.com/get-involved/)


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