528 west main street

Stewart Ellison

This parcel of land was owned by a prominent shipyard owner, Abner P. Neale in 1830. The current location is 528 West Main Street at the corner of Main and Pierce Streets.

While Neale's shipyard was not located on this site, but on Castle Island about a mile away in the middle of the Pamlico River, this parcel of land had significant meaning to the Black Community. This land warehoused Neale's estate and his work stations manned by 20 enslaved people. One of his enslaved men was Stewart Ellison…

African American History
  1. Elmwood Plantation
  2. Stewart Ellison
  3. Hull Anderson
  4. John Small
  5. Food Trade
  6. Fowle House
  7. Bird's Nest
  8. Washington Waterfront Underground Railroad Museum
  9. A Love Story
  10. Washington Barber
  11. Brown's Opera House
  12. More Information