Occupying 39 acres in Corolla the Whalehead Club today anchors Currituck Heritage Park. The building, painted a startling shade of yellow, is considered an outstanding example of Art Nouveau-style of architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Outer Banks have long been a refuge for those seeking quiet, privacy, and a simpler way of life, including celebrities. However, the first “celebrities” to take shelter on the Outer Banks were infamous rather than famous, including pirates such as Calico Jack and Blackbeard. From the 1600s to the late 1800s the islands were isolated and desolate, though they attracted scrappy, hardworking folks who began to form the unique Banker culture.
Memory Monday 4/29/13
Lazy OBX Morning
This week’s Memory Monday Photo submission comes to us from Mark Bridge, of East Pittsburgh, PA who stayed with Outer Banks Blue this past fall in the property “Long Distance Voyager II.” We love Mark’s picture showing a foggy early morning scene taken off of the back deck of this property.
Memory Monday 2/18/13
This week’s Memory Monday photo comes to us from Susan Roy of Great Falls, Virginia who stayed with Outer Banks Blue this past September in the property “Our Sand Castle” in Corolla. Susan is pictured here at the Whalehead Club soundfront basin on a stand up surfboard also known as a paddle board.