The following photo was taken by Henry Raup sometime between 1974 and 1978. I believe these two modest rental cottages were built from lumber salvaged from the old Navy barracks.
Today, this small home (below) sits where the cottage above (left) was located. I believe this home was built around the original cottage, which still remains part of the structure.
Notice how much the landscape has changed. Where once there was just sand, yucca plants and sand spurs, there is now grass and cedars.
Can any of our readers identify where this cottage is?
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Capt. Horatio Williams and his schooner, the Paragon. You can read the story here: www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112115.htm.