Steps away from the harbor and historic downtown Bristol, this unit #1 at 227 Thames Street is perfect for vacation or year ’round living. Featuring a living/dining room area, a shining and efficient kitchen with granite counters, 2 bedrooms with lovely tile baths, and an in-unit laundry and additional storage space, this is a great property with an unbeatable location.
The property, at Potter’s Wharf, also has a history that mirrors the history of Bristol itself. Potter’s Wharf is named for Simeon Potter, a ship’s captain who earned a great deal of notoriety for his role in the local slave trade. History also regards Potter as an American Patriot for his prominent role in the burning of the Gaspee, a British tax ship, in the waters off Pawtuxet Village. Later, this property would also belong to Hezekiah and George Usher, slavers themselves, and then to Benjamin Norris, a housewright, who bought the property in 1809. The 2 1/2 story, end-gambrel-roofed store has served as a dry goods store and grocery store.
Located directly on the shores of Bristol Harbor, this is a home for someone who loves the outdoors, and the water. It’s just steps in either direction from parks, the East Bay Bike Path, and all the activities found in a working and recreational port. Add to that the shops and restaurants of downtown Bristol, and it’s simply a perfect location.
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