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301 Johnson Street, New Bern, NC todayAnother New Bern historic landmark home is now being offered by Coldwell Banker Willis-Smith for your consideration at $1,100,000. This large Federal-to-Greek sidehall frame house was constructed by Thomas Jerkins, a prominent merchant and ship owner, for his daughter on the occasion of her marriage in 1830. It remained in the Jerkins family until 1909 when the Duffy's, who were leaders in the local movement to reconstruct New Bern's Tryon Palace, bought the home. Their family maintained ownership until the mid 1990's. While the exterior of the home is quite simple, interior molding, elaborate pocket doors, large room sizes, and the lovely two-story porch makes this a home one of its kind. A handsome captain's walk spans the distance between the two

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