International Seaman's House in Norfolk sold

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Associated Press

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 30 at 7:34 AM

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NORFOLK (AP) -- The new owner of the International Seaman's House in Norfolk says she plans to preserve its nautical heritage.

Tricia Greene bought the century-old house from the Norfolk Seaman's Friend Society last week for $253,000.

Greene tells The Virginian-Pilot that she knew she had fought the right place when she looked out an upstairs window and saw the masts of ships. She's a third mate with the Military Sealift Command and a lieutenant junior grade in the Naval Reserve.

The house, at 1222 W. Olney Road, had served as a home away from home for mariners from around the world since the late 1960s.

 

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