Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ghost of Kill Devil Hills

Ghost of Kill Devil Hills

There used to be a wonderful old house in Kill Devil Hills that was built around 1939 and was a Coast Guard station.  The last owner was a lady who loved Kill Devil Hills and donated land for the use of building the schools and the town hall.  This building had a tower on top that looked like a airport flight control tower and this eccentric lady always kept a Christmas tree in that tower year round and it was always lit.  Locals and visitors for years always looked at this amazing building and felt like we were home when we first saw it if we were among the visitors.  The House was torn down in 2003 despite valiant efforts to save it.

Everyone who has seen this piece loves it and it brings back the memories of a place that touched our hearts and souls.  

This incident is a perfect reason to fight for old buildings that not only contain History but live in the SOULS of those around them.

1 comment:

Robin said...

Neat piece and lovely story!

Why I create (my new name Lorri Lee Glennon)

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Having been a artist literally all my life, I love color and dimension.I learned to sew at age 10 , by age 13 started a stuffed animal business, which grew into a collectable Teddy Bear Business for 15 + years. I opened my own bead store specializing in Spontaneous Creation classes and love to teach everyone they could be creative and open the door to their imagination.I recently returned to one of my favorite art forms taking photographs my father gave me my first camera when I was a child and I have loved photography ever since. I took professional family portraits and weddings for the first 5 years living in the Outer Banks, I am now shooting Family portraits again and sharing my love of the Outer Banks through my blogs. Be creative, walk in faith and never give up....It all happens in God's time