Palmer-Marsh House chimney

Palmer-Marsh House chimney
The Palmer-Marsh house in Bath, N.C. 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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