68 years ago today FP Concannon all the way from Ireland married NSB local (Shiloh) gal Helena Treadwell. Unbeknownst to them, a real estate dynasty was theirs for the making. Over the next 16 years Frank and Helena became parents to 7 children and grew their real estate business. This weekend one of their grandsons, our very own Nathaniel Concannon-Mitchell, wed his sweetheart and received an offer on his first listing. Our second and third generation real estate professionals are proud to carry on the legacy passed down through our family.
Frank and Helena met at Packwood Place Oysters in 1949 – the year Packwood’s opened. Packwood’s was the go-to spot for fresh, delicious oysters back then. People drove from all over to a spot on the Indian River just off US1 where a tin roof and a dirt floor was home to the best oysters around. Back then a bushel of oysters cost $1.50! Since oysters are best when it’s cold customers frequently had to bundle up to stay warm while they ate.
Helena was on a date with another fella, but once FP saw her he was smitten. After an evening of his flirting and stealing her oysters he asked her out. Helena wouldn’t go out with him unless several of her friends went too. It had to be a double or triple date – or no date at all. Frank finally got his date – and in 1950 he and Helena were married. Local NSB resident, World-renowned photographer Jack Mitchell photographed Helena in her wedding dress – creating a stunning photo of which our entire family is incredibly proud.
A Continuing Tradition
Continuing the tradition Nathaniel Concannon-Mitchell married Sarah Meyers on Saturday October 20th. On the day of his wedding, Nathaniel got an offer on his first listing. Today he’s finalizing negotiations on that deal. Real estate is in our blood. It’s what we love.
Let our second and third generation local NSB Homes Lifestyle Experts assist you in the finding your special piece of history in New Smyrna Beach.
Broker Donna Concannon Kosmas and husband David Kosmas just listed the 20 acre Historical piece of property known by the locals as “Packwoods – the very place where Donna’s parents met. This property has approximately 300 feet on the Intra Coastal Waterway (ICW), the original Packwoods Oyster House, a 3 room efficiency that the anglers would rent out for a weekend of bountiful fishing and stately hundred year old Oak Trees. This private oasis and compound will provide you and your family centuries of memories living on the bank of the river. Call Donna or David Kosmas today for your private tour of this amazing property.