Finding Aid of the Outer Banks Architecture Survey, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="2001">2001</date>, ORG.5006

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Finding Aid of the Outer Banks Architecture Survey, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="2001">2001</date>, ORG.5006

Abstract

In 2001, the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (NC-SHPO) received a federal grant to survey structures on Roanoke Island, and the Dare County and Currituck County Beaches. The Outer Banks Conservationists added to the federal funds and managed the project. The survey was conducted by architectural historian Penne Smith Sandbeck, former employee of the NC-SHPO.
The Outer Banks Architecture Survey Collection documents the efforts of North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office in their attempts to survey local architecture on the Outer Banks. The reports not only document those structures that should be recommended for the National Register of Historic Places, but to also get a better sense of what styles of architecture are regional and how the overall vernacular landscape has evolved and changed.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Outer Banks Architecture Survey Files
Call Number
ORG.5006
Creator
Department of Cultural Resources. Office of Archives and History. Division of Historical Resources. State Historic Preservation Office.
Date
2001
Extent
1.50 cubic feet, 250.00 items
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

Series Quick Links

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Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], ORG.5006, Outer Banks Architecture Survey, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo NC, USA.

Collection Overview

The Outer Banks Architecture Survey Collection documents the efforts of North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office in their attempts to survey local architecture on the Outer Banks. The reports not only document those structures that should be recommended for the National Register of Historic Places, but to also get a better sense of what styles of architecture are regional and how the overall vernacular landscape has evolved and changed.

The survey addressed structures located along the barrier islands between the Virginia border and Oregon Inlet, including Roanoke Island that were constructed prior to 1950 and that had little or no alteration from their original design, especially those retaining a strong sense of early character and reflecting their original surroundings. These included Victorian houses, Craftsman bungalows, shingled beach cottages, concrete houses, weather-boarded and concrete block commercial buildings, early hotels, hunt clubs, lifesaving stations, commemorative markers, nineteenth-century farmhouses and early twentieth-century schools.

Some properties were surveyed because they were clearly eligible for the National Register. Others were not eligible because they had either been altered or surrounding buildings that would have made them contextual have been lost. These ineligible structures were included because they were important examples of regional architecture or events so they need to be surveyed to understand the whole vernacular landscape. They could also bolster the case for why certain buildings in better shape were worthy of placement on the National Register.

Arrangement Note

Outer Banks Architecture Survey is arranged alphabetically by geographic location.

Biographical and Historical No

In 2001, the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (NC-SHPO) received a federal grant to survey structures on Roanoke Island, and the Dare County and Currituck County Beaches. The Outer Banks Conservationists added to the federal funds and managed the project. The survey was conducted by architectural historian Penne Smith Sandbeck, former employee of the NC-SHPO. Several other historians and the staff of the Outer Banks History Center assisted.Outer Banks Conservationists, Inc.(OBC) was founded in 1980 and is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3). The mission of the OBC is to protect natural, cultural and historic resources through preservation and conservation of a sense of place, and through public education, interpretation, and outreach, to instill these values in others for the benefit of future generations. The OBC has restored, and continues to maintain and operate, the Currituck Beach Light Station in Corolla, North Carolina. The Currituck Beach Lighthouse was awarded to the nonprofit by the United States Department of the Interior and the deed transferred to the OBC, Inc. on October 17, 2003.The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office assists private citizens, private institutions, local governments, and agencies of state and federal government in the identification, evaluation, protection and enhancement of properties significant to North Carolina history and archaeology. The agency carries out state and federal preservation programs and is part of the Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.Penne Smith Sandbeck was the principal investigator for the 2001-2002 North Dare and Currituck Banks Historic Architecture Survey, which included Roanoke Island. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1983), Ms. Sandbeck received her master's degree in Art History from the University of Delaware in 1999. She was an historic preservation consultant between 1994 and 2003, and has been an architectural historian with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) since February 2003.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Colington Island, 2001
1
Corolla, 2001
2
Duck, 2001
3
Kill Devil Hills, 2001
4
Kitty Hawk, 2001
5.1
Kitty Hawk, 2001
5.2
Lewark Hill Vicinity, 2001
6
Manteo, 2001
7
Manteo Vicinity, 2001
8
Nags Head, 2001
9
Roanoke Island (North End), 2001
10
Skyco Vicinity, 2001
11
Southern Shores, 2001
12
Swan Beach Vicinity, 2001
13
Wanchese, 2001
14

Subject Headings

  • Sandbeck, Penne Smith
  • North Carolina. State Historic Preservation Office
  • Outer Banks Conservationists, Inc.
  • Architecture--North Carolina--Outer Banks
  • Historic buildings--North Carolina--Outer Banks
  • Colington Island (N.C.)
  • Corolla (N.C.)
  • Currituck County (N.C.)
  • Duck (N.C.)
  • Kill Devil Hills (N.C.)
  • Kitty Hawk (N.C.)
  • Lewark Hill (N.C.)
  • Manteo (N.C.)
  • Nags Head (N.C.)
  • Outer Banks (N.C.)
  • Roanoke Island (N.C.)
  • Skyco (N.C.)
  • Southern Shores (N.C.)
  • Swan Beach (N.C.)
  • Wanchese (N.C.)
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Penne Smith Sandbeck, North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, 2001

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Sarah S. Downing, November, 2001
  • Encoded by Christine A. Dumoulin, November, 2007