If you enlarge the photo (use the guidelines to the right) you can also see the peak of the center section of the Island Inn in the background, just to the left of the vehicle.
The following photo was taken from about the same vantage point as for the 1956 picture. I had to stand on the property of the Fish House because the vehicle tracks in 1956 were closer to the water than the paved road is today. Needless to say, the Island Inn is no longer visible from this position.
Ocracoke is still a wonderful place to live...but quite different from the village I knew as a child.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a brief history of the Soundfront Inn, one of the oldest structures on the island. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102113.htm.