Outer Banks Architecture: An Anthology of Outposts, Lodges and Cottages

Outer Banks Architecture: An Anthology of Outposts, Lodges and Cottages

by McNaughton



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780895871923
Publisher: John F Blair, Publisher
Publication date: 04/28/2000
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 8.01(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.34(d)

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Phase I of Southern Shores opened in 1946 with fifty oceanfront building sites offered in pairs for $2,000. No lots sold that first year. The success of Millionaire's Row had taught Frank Stick that improved building sites sold more quickly than vacant lots, but lumber and other traditional building supplies were still reserved for government use. This stalled the construction of new homes. Desperate to show some profit, Stick decided to build himself a house. In the process, he created a new vernacular architectural form—The Flat Top. . . .

Stick lured Hatteras Islander, Curtis Grey to move to Kitty Hawk. Together they set up a factory in Kitty Hawk Village that manufactured 42-pound bricks from sand mined from local beaches. These cement blocks were the principal material used to construct Flat Top cottages until the mid-1950s when the North Carolina legislature banned the use of beach gravel for manufacturing concrete. . . .

Three of the first five Flat Tops, built between 1947-48, have survived. They are Frank Stick's own home, the Taylor-Covington house, and Grandmother Graves' cottage.

Table of Contents

Light Keepers' Dwellings and Lifesaving Stations1
Light Keepers' Dwellings7
Ocracoke Light Station9
Cape Hatteras Light Station9
Bodie Island Light Station13
Currituck Beach Light Station17
The United States Lifesaving Service in North Carolina22
Portsmouth Island Lifesaving Station26
Little Kinnakeet Lifesaving Station29
Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station32
Chatham-Type Stations36
Hunt Clubs from Currituck to Carteret37
Birds of a Feather: The Currituck Shooting Club42
Once upon Corolla Island: The Whalehead Club48
Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary: The Pine Island Club55
Old Nags Head and Southern Shores63
Old Nags Head: Beach Cottage Row67
The Outlaw Cottage70
The Winston Cottage73
The Whedbee Cottage74
Frank Stick and the Southern Shores Flat Top77
The First Southern Shores Flat Top: The Stick-Miller Home85
"Portsmouth Tide": The Graves Cottage86
"Craving Nostalgia": The Taylor-Smith-Covington Cottage89
"Barefoot Elegance": The Smith-Millican-Garrett Home92
"The Pink House": The Roth Cottage95
"Pink Perfection": The Pipkin Cottage97
AppendixThe Lifesaving Stations: Where Are They Now?100

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