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Lower Caroline Street–Sophia Street

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This area lay outside the original city boundaries, and in 1749 Roger Dixon purchased the land and subdivided it. Dixon ran into financial problems and tried a lottery, as well as building at least one house on speculation. The site of a ferry landing, the area was built up over the next century, but it was heavily damaged during the Civil War by both Union and Confederate artillery. It is now a well-maintained neighborhood that presents a stunning group of restored houses.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.

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