Last week a reader asked about the Caswell and Zilphia Williams house that was moved sometime around the turn of the 20th century. I included Caswell and Zilphia's granddaughter's account of the move in our January 9 post. Della Gaskill wrote the account in her book, A Blessed Life, Growing Up on Ocracoke Island.
The reader wanted to know if the house is still standing, and if there were any photos of the house. I visited Della a few days ago. She assured me she has photos of the house, but was unable to locate them. However, she reminded me that the cover photo for her book is a picture of her standing in the front yard, with the house in the background.
The two story house is still standing, and retains it's original interior charm, although it has been raised and several rooms have been added. Caswell and Zilphia's great-grandson lives in the house today.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Capt. Rob Temple's poem, "A Pirate's Christmas." You can read it hear: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news122116.htm.