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Carl D. Silver, Fredericksburg developer and philanthropist, dies at 86

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Carl D. Silver, one of Virginia’s most successful real estate developers, died last week at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, a city he helped put on the map.  The company he founded, The Silver Cos., is credited with developing huge swaths of land in and around Fredericksburg that brought new infrastructure and tax revenues to the city. Silver recognized that Fredericksburg would grow after the opening of Interstate 95, and he acquired land near key interchanges.  Among his many projects is Central Park, one of the largest retail commercial projects on the East Coast, which Silver developed in 1995 with his son, Larry. 

Silver also was a philanthropist, donating to many local charities. He served for 22 years on the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation and was one of its major benefactors.

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