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A Vanished Island

that his family’s home was still out there on Hollands Island. “We kept our home and would not sell it, and we went back every spring and summer and used it as our summer home. My father and mother enjoyed going back every spring and they did that until failing health.

Ever ybody had moved away and after we would not go back any more we sold the place.” His parents were Grant and Ella Parks. Steve White names Grant Parks as the last resident of Hollands Island. It was their house White purchased many years later, the house he tried to save. Irving’s childhood home was the Last House. When he and his family moved aw ay i n 1918, who wou ld have bet that it would last another full century? Well, it almost did. Gary Crawford and his wife, Susan, operate Crawfords Nautical Books, a unique bookstore on Tilghman’s Island.

Miles River Waterfront Estate “Fantastic Views”

11+ acre Waterfront Estate on the Miles River. 5 bedroom, 3½ bath main house. Exquisite craftsmanship is noticed in the intricate moldings, and fine materials and finishes such as Brazilian Santos mahogany floors, Indian sandstone, Israeli and French limestone. Separate guest house, wine room, dock, pool, and 2-car garage complete the property. $3,990,000

Michael W. Seger

Meredith Fine Properties Group of Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc.

410-829-2352 Cell · 410-822-2001 Office

101 N. West Street, P.O. Box 1787, Easton, MD 21601


July 2015 ttimes web magazine  

Tidewater Times july 2015

July 2015 ttimes web magazine  

Tidewater Times july 2015