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43 42 Pelican Drive Waterfront 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, Wrightsville Beach with multiple boatslips. $3,950,000 222 & 226 Williams Road REDUCED Sunset, waterfront lot with deep water dock for your dream home. $899,500 22 Tidewater Court 31 Pipers Neck Road NEW LISTING THE lot on Figure 8. Dock in place, owner/builder can build to suit. Call Jill Painter Morris. $2,675,000 1302-A North Lumina Avenue Over 2,100 square feet of beach luxury, fully furnished and ready for summer vacations. $685,000 6832 Main Street, No. 321 Waterfront, 2-acre estate with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Call Melissa Stilwell. $649,000 Third floor, 3-bedroom, urban living with all the amenities. Call Melissa Stilwell. $249,000 Margaret Collins • Owner/Broker in Charge — 910-617-1154 • [email protected] Cindy Vach • Broker — 910-622-5023 • [email protected] Melissa Stilwell • Broker — 910-232-0931 • [email protected] Jill Painter Morris • Broker — 704-806-6385 • [email protected] www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM G R A N I T E M A R K E R S Scattered throughout the area (but mostly in downtown Wilmington) are about 20 granite markers that resemble gravestones with short histories etched like epitaphs. These markers are the work of the New Hanover Historical Commission and represent one of the earliest efforts to commemorate points of historic interest. Founded in 1909, the commission placed many of its markers in the decade that followed. Although the organiza-tion has since faded into history itself, its markers remain. One at the foot of Market Street marks the 1765 residence of Royal Governor William Tryon, who took his oath of office in Wilmington before building his opulent palace in New Bern. There is another marker one block diagonal at the southeast corner of Front and Dock streets that com-memorates George Washington’s visit to Wilmington in 1791. Shortly after his election in 1789, Washington endeav-ored to visit every state. The concept of the presidency was still novel and he hoped to instill a sense of unity in the recently formed country. In early 1791 he began his tour of the Southern states. Washington arrived in Wilmington on April 24 while the city’s main inn, Dorsey’s Tavern, was undergoing reno-vations. (Its exact location is unknown, but it was somewhere on Toomer’s Alley just off Front Street.) Instead, Washington stayed at the home of the Quince family, which was described at that time as “the most pretentious in the city.” It stood at the corner of Front and Dock streets where Dock Street Printing’s parking lot is today. In addition to these four types of markers, numerous others are scattered throughout the area. Many are single markers or monuments placed by private organizations to celebrate their own his-tory, or events important to their mission. In total, there are nearly 1,000 his-torical markers in the area, so it’s easy to just wander and learn. A Real Estate Sales and Consulting Firm 10 Marina St. A-4, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480


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