Currituck Co., N.C. Houses

 

Jesse I. Spry Home

Located just south of Coinjock Canal on U.S. Highway 158.  Presently owned by Mr. and Mrs. Lucian MidgettJesse I. Spry (1845-1929) married Elizabeth Burton.  Mrs. Elizabeth Burton Spry inherited it from her father.  Original materials including hand-carved mantel.  Small stairway to attic enclosed by small doorway.  Stair risers are set at an angle to make step wider.  Located beside chimney.  Wooden pegs show in attic as do pine heart poles used on roof in place of lathes to hold shingles.

 

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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