Sunday, September 14, 2008

Howard Street

I recently located this post card image of Howard Street, taken about 1940 or so. Notice the deep ruts in the soft sand.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the wreck of the Victoria S, and Ocracoke's first automobile accident. You can read it here.


  1. Anonymous4:05 PM

    Hi Philip, I have a post card just like yours. I didn't know the date of it.Whose house is it on the left?

  2. Juanita, this photo was taken from about in front of Lela's house, looking toward the harbor. There is the tiniest bit of Miss Mame & Hinman Howard's house on the left side of the photo (I cropped it so that it is now just barely visible). Hinman was Grandpapa Homer's first cousin. That house, gone for about 25 years, was only a few feet from the fence. The small house with the porch is the small yellow house on Howard Street (built c. 1840). It was once owned by Virginia Howard, Taft Howard's sister. The live oak tree on the right was toppled during hurricane Isabel in 2003. The parsonage is just beyond that tree, on the right.

  3. Hi Philip,
    I love the picture. It makes me want to walk barefoot down the lane.
    Lou Ann