CALLING ALL HISTORY BUFFS! Here is your once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history from the Civil War....and the only one of its kind on the West Coast! Located in the heart of Wilmington, on a corner R2 lot....there are a few possibilities here for a potential developer/buyer. There are essentially 2 sections of the lot, one is contained by a chain link fence by the City to protect the historic monument, one is a large garden and flat lot managed by the City of Wilmington Beautification group. The garden area can be developed and a structure can be put on according to the City and historical society. The structure itself is a Civil War-era Powder Magazine, built in 1862, used to store gunpowder for the nearby Camp Drum. See link here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powder_Magazine_(Camp_Drum). Current Sellers inherited the property that was purchased in the 1970's as a Duplex. When the Seller went to tear the duplex down to rebuild in the 80's I believe, the powder magazine was discovered and revealed. The City claimed it as a historic monument and the owner decided not to build. We do not have definitive answers on IF a structure could be built on the garden area, but imagine a bit more research would give us answers! According to my title rep, It was declared a Historical Monument in 1982, but they didn t record the Resolution until 1994. The document indicates it is Historic-Cultural Monument No. 249. The property is also being sold with Mineral Rights. Please feel free to do a field trip to drive by and check it out and do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, I'll do my best to answer them!
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