Currituck Co., N.C. Houses

 

William Henry Snowden Home

Located on a dirt road off of N.C. Highway 34, on west, at fork of with Tulls Creek Road.  Present owner, Frank Brumsey who was married to Miss Alice Snowden, a daughter of William Henry Snowden.  The main body of the house, as shown in this picture, is said to be "very, very old", and the portion shown at rear added on to it more than a century ago.  For present view, see below.  The beams in the oldest part are exposed and are hand-carved into beaded edges.  The back portion has the beams covered and has a very low ceiling.  The original paneling and mantels are still intact as are the floors of wide boards.  Also the original stairway with square newel post.  The family pictured on the porch is the Snowdens.

Present view of house described above.  Although the outside appearance has been changed, the interior is just as it was in the original picture.  Spacing of the windows was changed and the two screened porches added, as well as the shingle siding.  The hand-beaded beams are an unusual feature not found in most old homes.

 

This photo and information are from the project "Old Homes in Currituck County to 1860" originally compiled June 1960 by Alma O. Roberts and Alice Flora of the Currituck County Historical Society.   We are indebted to Barbara B. Snowden, president of the Currituck County Historical Society for permission to reproduce this collection on the internet, and also to Gerri Andrews and Diane Ferebee of the Currituck County Public Library who provided digital copies of the photos.  No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes; however, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research.  Images are for personal use only, not for redistribution.

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