"Beautiful Winter Homes in Currituck", The Independent (Elizabeth City, N.C.), 29 October 1926
BEAUTIFUL WINTER HOMES IN CURRITUCK
Many Distinguisged American Come to Currituck Every Winter Some Have Built
By Rupert E. West
Currituck County thought it has not official announcer ad has never yet
been on the air, has call letter which are W W Y, "We Welcome You." it is
nationally famous for its true Southern hospitality and a wonderful place
in which to live.
Though its climate compares favorably with the most noted summer and winter
resorts that it is free from hurricanes and devasating storms the are of
frequent occurrence in many places which boast of their clime.
That is a desirable plane, which to live is evidenced by the number of
winter homes that are maintained in the county.
These homes are not portable bungalows by permanent homes ranging in design
and architecture from the [Unkown] cottage
to Colonial mansions, enjoying a corps of servants and the takers for the
The owners of these homes are not fly by night promoters or prospectors but
are men whom the county is proud to call its citizens. They are men who
are interested in the welfare and progressievness [progressiveness] of the county. Though they rank among
the most prominent men of the Nation and are [listed] in "Who's Who in America" they are regular
fellows, free from egotism and are as plain as "And old shoe".
Among them are such men as Joseph P. Knapp, Publisher and Sportsman, whose
home on Mackary Island is a credit to architecture: the grounds, with the
miniature lakes and rose gardens, would please the eye of most critical
landscape artist. It is a more than just a beautiful place in which to
live, it is a home. Mr. Knapp's interest in the county is more than just
the interest of a sportsman. The beautiful homes in which the teachers of
Currituck County live are a gift to the County from him. The modern school
building located on Knott's Island, is a gift from Mrs. Knapp. Mr. and
Mrs. Knapp are great interested in education. They are firm believers in,
"Equal educational advantages for the children of Currituck" and their
generosity is largely responsible for the present school system of which
the county is duly proud.
Thomas Dixon, famous novelist and lecturer, also maintains a winter home in
Currituck. His interest in the county is more than local. A native
"Tarheel", he is at all times ready and willing to aid in its progress.
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Carlin of New York City, have spent their winters
in Currituck for the pas several years. It was Mr. Carlin who first
inaugurated moving pictures in Currituck schools.
Herbert Lawton, millionaire manufacturer, is a winter resident of county
and has maintained a winter home on Currituck Sound for several years.
Chas R. Van de Carr of New York, whose business interest have cone much in
the development of the county has just competed a winter home in the
county. Mr. and Mrs. Van de Carr plan to make this future home.
There is the Knight residence at Whale's Head on Currituck Beach. The
Rogers' home at FLYWAY, these beautiful places are the permanent homes of
northern sportsmen, who were attracted by the beauty and advantages of
Mr. Herbert Cory of steel fame maintains a bhunting lodge on Knott's
There are many others that Currituck is proud to call its citizens.
There are numerous lodges and clubs throughout the county. Among these are
the "Swan Island Club", "Belles Island Club", "Currituck Club", "Floating
Island Club", "Hampton Lodge", "White Game Preserve," "White Shooting
Club." Many of these clubs have a regular membership while others cater
to transient sportsmen. They all use citizen guides. The lodges and
clubs are modern heating, equipment, and the best of all, "Old fashioned,
Southen cooks," who can roast a duck or baste a goose to suit the fancy of
The members and guests of these clubs and lodges are sportsmen of the
highest type. They come to Currituck anticipating real sports and they do
not go away disappointed. Every visitor is a booster.
There are lodges in Currituck that have a waiting list from year to year
reservations are made seasons in advance.
Once a sportsman reaches Currituck, all worry is left behind. Ponce De Leon
might truly have reached his goal had be visited Currituck for he would
have found the Fountain of Youth.
Moyock and CoinJock
A tourist wants to know if Moyock in Currituck County is a Chinese town? We
told him no that Moyock is a Indian name. We also assured him that the
name of Coinjock another Currituck community is not of Jewish origin.
|Citation:|| "Beautiful Winter Homes in Currituck," The Independent (Elizabeth City, N.C.), 29 October 1926.|
|Location:|| North Carolina Collection, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 USA|
|Call Number:||NoCar Microfilm EcIw-1-18 Display Catalog Record|