|The Dezzie Bragg House|
Above is a 1942 photo of the Frederick and Dezzie Bragg House, which was built ca. 1900.
Today the Dezzie Bragg house is home to the island's delightful independent book store, Books to be Red and Deepwater Pottery.
This building is contributing structure in the Ocracoke Historic District, and is one of a small number of 1-story double-pile pyramidal roofed houses with a front shed porch, interior corbelled chimney, wood shingle siding, and rear ell. It is located on School Road. Thomas Bragg (1797-1884) acquired this property in two separate transactions: one in 1827 and the other in 1830. He had a house on the property but it is believed that his grandson Frederick demolished the house to build this house about 1900. Dezzie Bragg (1876- 1955) inherited the property from her second husband Frederick Wilson Bragg (1876-1930). The house sits on a large lot with traditional landscaping.
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.