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    Wilmington, NC Historic District in Photos (no 56K)

    Historic District
    Primarily residential historic district just to the southeast of the CBD. The area closest to the Cape Fear River, along Queen, Church, Ann, and Nun Streets is the wealthiest with huge mansions clinging to the small slope rising up from the river bank. As you move further from the river and cross Third Street and Fifth Avenue (boulevards), the homes become more modest and eventually morph into bungalows, brick ranches, and tin shacks at about Ninth Street.
















    Bellamy Mansion tourist attraction




    Kenan Fountain (works in warmer weather) and large apartment building at the corner of Market Street and Fifth Avenue (David Lynch fans will recognize it)






    Dock Street at Fifth Avenue leading away from downtown






    Fifth Avenue heading south at Orange Street














    Orange Street leading away from downtown just past Sixth Street








    Ann Street just past Seventh Street at the border of the historic district

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    Great looking neighborhood. Did you move to this neighborhood? I really like that duplex that's for sale.....I could easily live there. Did you get the price for it?
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    Hah! was that from Blue Velvet?

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman
    Great looking neighborhood. Did you live in this neighborhood? I really like that duplex that's for sale.....I could easily live there. Did you get the price for it?
    I live in that area now. That two-family was for sale when we were just looking to move here...

    Unfortunately, we let it slip by. The building is historic, yet completely updated. Both units are 3BRs/2BAs with 1400+SF and the property is across the street from a park with tennis courts and baseball fields. Guess how much? Asking $280,000...unbelievably cheap for a northern refugee. We have yet to see anything close, but we are always on the lookout.

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    Quote Originally posted by vaughan
    Hah! was that from Blue Velvet?
    I thought Blue Velvet was supposed to take place in Lumberton?

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    Quote Originally posted by passdoubt
    I thought Blue Velvet was supposed to take place in Lumberton?
    It was filmed in Wilmington, as was Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill and Surface.

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    Quote Originally posted by passdoubt
    I thought Blue Velvet was supposed to take place in Lumberton?
    It was filmed in Wilmington, as was Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill and Surface.

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    Here are some more photos of the weathier part of the historic district closer to the river.

























    Here are some more photos of the weathier part of the historic district closer to the river.

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