Palmer-Marsh House Chimney,
The Palmer-Marsh house was built by Michael Coutanche (or Coutanch) in 1751. Following Coutanche’s death in 1761, his widow
sold the house to Robert Palmer. The house stayed in the Palmer family until 1802, when it was sold to Jonathan and Daniel
Marsh. The Marsh family owned the house until the early twentieth century.
The most remarked upon feature of the Palmer-Marsh house is its seventeen-foot wide double chimney which includes windowed
closets on the first two floors of the house. The top photograph gives an interior view of the first-floor chimney closet.
Earlier views of the house and its chimney can be seen in the 1905 souvenir calendar Ye Old Bath Town, 1705-1905
as the picture for April 1905 and on page 11 of the 1926 Forget-Me-Nots of Bath, N.C.
The following pictures were taken by Ashley Noble of East Carolina University.
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