It is a traditional "story-and-a-jump" house, and still retains its original wide, single shoulder chimney and original rear shed. The front gabled dormers may have been added at a later date.
The 1883 deed for this property, owned at one time by Solomon Howard (1807-1853), to William W. Gaskins (1841-1916) mentions buildings on the property. However, oral history indicates that the current house was built for William Gaskins. The original buildings were probably demolished before Gaskins built this house about 1883. Stanley O'Neal (1885-1956) and his wife Mozelle later owned the property.
|Photo Courtesy Ellen Cloud|
You can read more about Stanley O'Neal here.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Ellen Marie Cloud's first-person account of the Great Ocracoke Lighthouse Window Heist. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012117.htm.