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Whalehead Club

The Historic Whalehead Club is a large 21,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) home located on a remote tract facing the Currituck Sound in North Carolina, United States.[1] The structure was designed by owners Edward Collings Jr. and Marie Louise Label Knight and contracted by Daniel Peckham between 1922 and 1925. The home remains a prominent examples of Art Nouveau.

History[edit]

In 1920, owners Edward Collings Knight, Jr. heir to a fortune made in sugar, railroads, and steamships purchased the land with long time companion and second wife Marie-Louise LaBel Knight. The Knights named their new residence after its location outside the village of Corolla.[2] Built in an isolated area of the Currituck Outer Banks, the house sits along the Currituck sound connecting to the Atlantic Flyway.[3] Renowned for teeming flocks of waterfowl, there were many other public resources within the neighboring village to Corolla Island. Currituck Beach Life Saving Station offered a vital link to the outside world through telegraph. Alongside, Corolla village provided a postal service, general store, as well as a Baptist church, and local school.[4] The Knights constructed Corolla Island on the Property of the Lighthouse Club, a well-known shooting club purchased by Mr. Knight. Though frequented guests avidly hunted waterfowl, Corolla Island served not as a club but a comfortable retreat for a hospitable couple and their many friends.[5] Construction of the house began in 1922 and was completed in 1925. Norfolk building contractor John Kelbaugh orchestrated the logistics of building 20 rooms, contained within three stories. A six-foot-deep dredged channel was hand dug on the western edge, thus forming of it an Island.[6] Among the many items the Knights brought over, the more luxurious furnishings were the custom-made Tiffany lamping in a water-lily design, as well as Louis Majorelle furniture. Corolla Island housed the Knights for nine seasons. After the couple's death in 1936, the heirs, Mr. Knights two granddaughters, sold the $348,000 estate for $25,000 and married into wealth in France.[7] The home was used for many purposes after the Knights deaths. During the WWII era the home became an active Coast Guard recruitment base. After the war had ceased in the 1950s the home became a boys correctional school called Corolla Academy. The school last for about four years, the home then was picked up by the Atlantic Research Corporation in the 1960s to be used a testing site for rocket fuel. After over 20 years of abandonment the house was bought by Currituck County in 1992 to be restored back to its original state. Today, the house is fully restored and now acts as a historic home for the public.[8]

Architecture[edit]

Corolla Island's exterior and interior feature Art Nouveau details; however, its shallow elongated shape recalls the arts-and-crafts-inspired cottages of the luxurious 1920s Philadelphia suburbs. The house's distinctive curving roofs and gables recall back to early rural buildings of Mrs. Knight's childhood home of Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada. The foundation commenced for a 21,000-square-foot house, with a 135-foot-long basement, complete with a French drainage system and brass piping laid for plumbing. The roof contains over 10,000 copper shingles that were hand-cut and laid.[9]

Interiors[edit]

First Floor

The L-shaped first includes wooden walls that avoided the damages of the damp, humid coastal climate. On the first-floor hall, corduroy-textured walls were created through tongue-and-grooved panels to piece together the walls. Cork-tile floors reduced noise, as well as insulated heat. Tiffany lily shades in a cascading manner hang in a fixture just above the front door. Arts Nouveau details and doors with European Art Nouveau enfacements define the centralized front Foyer.[10] The left-hand leg of the hall, lit by Tiffany Studio sconces with lily shades, leads to the library. Corolla Island was furnished with recycled furnishings from previous houses of the owners The social hub of the home contains original chandeliers and sconces as well as Art Nouveau furniture by Louis Majorelle, and a Steinway grand piano.[11] Corolla Island's dining room, like its Library also features Art Nouveau architectural details. Framed with Art Nouveau inspired pocket doors, the room holds one of a kind Tiffany globe lighting made in the style of water lilies, a flower thought to be one of Mrs. Knight's favorites. To complement the unique lighting, hand carved impressions of lilies accent the wood paneling encompassing the room.[12] Corolla Island's kitchen contains a dual fueled gas and coal/wood cook stove, a pair of electric refrigerators powered by motors located in the basement, worktables, two sinks as well as a vast amount of equipment. The rose-colored tiling of the kitchen was a feature added in honor of their head cook, Mary Rose Alvernas. The space provides ample natural lighting with large bay windows viewing out towards the Currituck Sound.[13] The staff dining room served the full-time servants that traveled with the Knights. There is very little known of the original décor or contents, besides the original light-blue wall coloring, and one documented piece of furniture—a mission-style china cabinet as well as a gas stove. Based on auction records it is assumed that the Knights used simple sturdy Mission styled furniture for the remaining of the dining room pieces.[14] The Gun Room, located between the formal area of the house and the servant's quarters indicates that, while this space held much activity, it was furnished as a purely utilitarian room. Furnishing included a gun rack, as well as a separate cabinet under for expensive items and hunting supplies.[15] Positioned between the gunroom and the houses formal rooms, Edward Knights Office may have used to conduct various business dealings. The office reflects Knights diverse interests and activities of work, hunting, as well as artistic draftsmanship. While comfortable, the space shows features of a working office equipped with a handsome desk, a cast iron Rococo-inspired safe, chair(s), as well as small drawings done by Edward Knight.[16]

Second Floor:

The second floor of the home contains separate master bedrooms for Mr. and Mrs. Knight. Louise Knight's bedroom suited her French heritage, featured with a large suite of blue-painted reproduction Louise XVI furniture, matching tables, side chairs, folding screen, and a chaise longue adapted to the French antique style popular in the 1920s. Connected is a private bathroom with a sink, mirror, toilet, bidet and claw-foot tub with separate faucets for fresh and salt water.[17] A door connects the room with Edward Knight's bedroom; a shared porch connects the two rooms. Edward Knight Jr.'s bedroom décor recalled styles of the colonial era, reflecting many of his ancestors. Furnishings include Colonial revival interpretations of furniture, a high-post bed with pineapple finials, nightstand, as well as old-fashioned sconces.[18] The four connected guest bedrooms are uniquely color coordinated, based on the Art Nouveau movement. Each room is titled by is designated color: The Lilac room, Green room, Pink room, and Blue room. Each room was comfortably furnished with 1920s mahogany furniture and accents (Dunbar 2009). Proceeding down the hall is additional rooms that would have served as servant's quarters for full-time staff.[19]

Third Floor:

The third floor contains other bedrooms for full-time staff, as well as a flat for Mr. Knight's trusted Valet Mr. Starkey. The room housed Starkey as well as his wife Polly, and daughter Joan. The room would have been furnished with a full bed, a child's bed, chairs, folding screen, small storage closets, as well as a gas stove in order to heat the room during the winter months. Decoration included blue tile laid in the area holding the gas stove, as well as Tiffany glass light fixtures with iridescent wave accents.[20]

Basement

The 6,000-square-foot basement required the right mix of soils and supports. Earth dredged from the new boat basin and canals anchored the brick walls. With eighteen-inch-thick (46 cm) walls, supported by steel beams framing the home, the basement was a feat within itself. The basement was a storage and service area, including 16 rooms, a wine cellar, root cellar, and laundry room with an electric washing machine. The space also housed bins capable of storing 125 tons of coal for a hot water heater as well as a furnace, radiating heat as high as the second floor. Today the basement displays exhibits, which further the history or the home and the times.[21]

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3.Davis, Susan Joy. The Whalehead Club: Reflections of Currituck Heritage. first . Edited by Mary Ellen Wheeler. Vol. 1. 1 vols. Corolla, NC: The Donning Company Publisher, 2004.

4.Dunbar, Jean C. Corolla Island: Furnishings Plan. Plan, Whalehead Preservation Trust, Corolla, NC: Historic Design Inc., 2009.

5.Landen, Jill. "The Whalehead Club ." The Whalehead Club Exhibit. Currituck, NC: Head Curator, Whalehead Club, 2002.

External links[edit]

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    The Story Behind the Historic Whalehead Club in Corolla

    When it comes to landmarks on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the four iconic lighthouses along the coast from Corolla to Ocracoke Island frequently come to mind first. Although climbing up the spiral staircases inside these structures to take in unparalleled views of the ocean and sound is one of the most popular activities to participate in during an Outer Banks vacation, visitors should not skip a trip to yet another historic Outer Banks attraction: the Whalehead Club. 

    Located in the heart of the village of Corolla and overlooking the Currituck Sound on the western edge of the barrier island, the Whalehead Club is a 21,000-square-foot mansion that boasts a bright-yellow painted exterior, 18 expansive dormers, five brick chimneys and a copper roof comprising 10,000 individual tiles—making it one of the most recognizable buildings on the entire Outer Banks. But while it is best-known today for serving as an exceptional venue for Outer Banks weddings and other extravagant affairs, the Whalehead Club has a unique history that harkens back nearly a century.  

    In the late 1800s—long before the Outer Banks became the popular East Coast vacation destination it is today—the Currituck Outer Banks were bustling with wild birds ranging from ducks to snow geese that flocked to the region in enormous swarms during the fall and winter. As news of the wildfowls’ presence began to spread, wealthy businessmen from New York, Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia transformed tracts of undeveloped land throughout Currituck County into hotspots for houses that served as clubs where hunting enthusiasts who came to the Outer Banks to partake in such activities could rest after a long day in the field. One frequent visitor to the hunting clubs—particularly the Light House Club, which was established in 1874 near the Currituck Lighthouse—was a man named Edward Collings Knight Jr.

    An artist, businessman and heir to his father’s fortune, Knight and his second wife, Marie-Louise, spent a considerable amount of time visiting the Outer Banks throughout the early 1920s. Soon realizing they wanted to make the Currituck area their permanent residence, in April 1922 the Knights purchased the Light House Club as well as the 4.5-mile-long tract of land it sat upon. Not content to remain in the rustic accommodations of the hunting lodge they had purchased forever, the couple began to design the plans for their brand-new estate that would become the future Whalehead Club.

    Completed in 1925, the Whalehead Club was built upon 39 acres of pristine soundfront property as a hunting lodge that would house the couple and offer accommodations for well-to-do visitors to the Outer Banks. The construction project—which required all materials to be hauled in by boat due to an absence of paved roads in the village of Corolla—took three years to complete and cost the Knights $383,000 (more than $5.3 million today). A lavish example of the Art Nouveau style of architecture popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the Whalehead Club consists of four stories and features a dozen bedrooms and bathrooms. The estate was one of the first structures east of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, to have an elevator installed, and it was also the first residence on the entire Outer Banks to receive power.

    Throughout the years, the Knights hosted plenty of company in their new show-stopping estate. As many as 30 friends and visitors came by each year, many staying for several weeks at a time to enjoy the coveted hunting season that lasted from October to March in the Currituck Outer Banks. In the years following the Great Depression, however, the waterfowl population on the Outer Banks began to wane as a result of decades of hunting along the barrier islands. Knight’s health also began a sharp decline in the 1930s, and on November 23, 1934, he suffered a heart attack, which prompted him and his wife to leave the Whalehead Club. In 1936, Edward Knight passed away, and just three months later, Marie-Louise suffered from what doctors believed to be an aneurysm and passed away as well.  

    The Whalehead Club sat empty in Corolla, and Knight’s two granddaughters who had inherited it upon his death had no interest in maintaining the property, so it was placed on the market and purchased in 1940 by a Washington, D.C.-based businessman named Ray Adams. Because there was virtually no demand for such an enormous and extravagant property as a result of the Great Depression, Adams paid only $25,000 for the 15-year-old mansion and was the one who gave it its current name. Although Adams had grand plans to turn the estate into a year-round tourist destination for visitors of the Outer Banks, which was growing in popularity among those looking for an escape from city life, he passed away in 1957, and the house was once again put up for sale.

    In the years that followed, the Whalehead Club was purchased and then resold by various owners who had a wide array of different plans for its use—but eventually it was abandoned altogether, and the unkept building and its property was deemed an eyesore by the community. So in 1992 the Currituck County Board of Commissioners undertook a $1 million project to restore the dilapidated structure to its former glory as a luxurious 1920s hunting retreat. Following a long labor of love, the renovation was complete. Today, visitors to the Outer Banks can take a step back in time by embarking on a tour of the historic Whalehead Club and finding out what life there would have been like nearly 100 years ago.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Whalehead, Candlelight Christmas Tour

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    Step back in time to the 1920’s Christmas decor and customs taking place during Mr. and Mrs. Knight’s time in Corolla. Whalehead is beautifully decorated in the tradition of the era with greenery, Christmas trees, music, luscious food, fruit, candy and nuts. The tour will feature a live performance on the original one-of-a-kind Steinway piano, custom designed for Mrs. Knight. Tour participants will get a tour of this magnificent mansion including the newly designed Starkey room exhibit and listen to the Regina Music Box. Guests will enjoy a homemade holiday treat at the conclusion of the tour... More info...

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    Step off the beach and step back in time

    Set on 39 pristine acres along the Currituck Sound in Historic Corolla Park, Whalehead is a beautifully restored 1920s-era Art Nouveau-style mansion-turned-museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    With its bold yellow paint, copper roof, and mahogany doors, Whalehead invites you to explore a fascinating period in Outer Banks history. In 1992 nearly every inch of the home has been carefully restored to its original glorythe way it looked when Edward Collings Knight Jr. and his wife, Marie Louise, first opened the doors as a lavish hunting retreat in 1925. The wealthy Knights spent their winters here hunting, relaxing and entertaining. Today, stepping inside is to step back into another time and place. 

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    The Knights come to Corolla

    The Knights shared a passion for hunting waterfowl. But in those days, Mrs. Knight wasn’t welcomed in the all-male hunt clubs. Mr. Knight’s answer was to build a 21,000-square-foot “mansion by the sea” just for his bride.

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    Is Whalehead haunted?

    These walls can talk … or at least some who have visited say they do. Over the years, some say they smelled cigar smoke in a smoke-free room, heard the wails of a little girl who wasn’t there and watched the elevator head to the basement all by itself. Is Whalehead haunted? You’ll have to decide for yourself. There are even special ghost tours. Click the link below to learn more.

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    Special events for the ages

    Whalehead in Historic Corolla is an ideal location for wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, anniversaries, corporate gatherings, birthday and other celebrations! Getting married or have another celebration planned?  Whalehead is the perfect venue.

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    Tours and Pricing

    Whalehead in Historic Corolla is open for tours from 10am to 4pm Monday through Friday. Prices and tour options vary. Come uncover the mystery of a by-gone era on the Outer Banks, when waterfowl outnumbered the people, and a once flourishing family built a mansion retreat for the ages.  Please note, there are no refunds on specialty guided tours. Masks are currently required at Whalehead and during tours.

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Goal 2: Maintain high-quality water that 1 day ago · The Currituck Sound Coalition and Audubon North Carolina have released a comprehensive Marsh Conservation Plan that lists threats to Currituck Sound as well as a plan to combat those threats. Sanctuary at Pine Island on Currituck Sound. Currituck Sound in Ice. Fig. Dec 01, 2021 · The extensive freshwater marshes of Currituck Sound are a globally rare ecosystem and provide habitat to all kinds of wildlife. Marine Patrol, Lower Currituck Fire and Rescue and the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office were all involved in the search, including an MH-60 Aug 28, 2017 · The Refuge partners with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Partners in Flight and the South Atlantic Bird Initiative to ensure optimum resources. Currituck Sound Outstanding Resource Waters Evaluation. The boardwalk functions as a nature trail, extending out along the sound. Audubon’s science shows the sound is among the most important places for birds in the world—the region is a formally designated Important Bird Area—and could serve as a stronghold for species as the climate changes. Section 39. From the wild horses galloping along the beaches 1 day ago · The Currituck Sound Coalition and Audubon North Carolina have released a comprehensive Marsh Conservation Plan that lists threats to Currituck Sound as well as a plan to combat those threats. We are a 5th generation all family service. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed. The lightkeeper’s house is closed to the public, but a smaller keeper’s dwelling has been restored and now serves as the gift shop, well-stocked with books and charming keepsakes. Jul 02, 2021 · The Coast Guard, N. 1994. This fall, take an open-air Jeep tour to spot wild horses, hike to see rare birds in a maritime forest, cast a line in Currituck Sound, and more. Follow the 1 ½ mile out and jose coronado nueva pelicula trail through pine forests and live oaks as you make your way to a view of the Currituck Sound. wildlife and secrets of Currituck Banks. The Nature Conservancy and Currituck County own neighboring tracts to the north. Some blinds back up to the Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge. Project Chief Currituck County's Mackay Island and Currituck National Wildlife Refuge as well as Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park in Virginia Beach border the sound and are winter habitats on the Atlantic Flyway. They spend the winter in Central America and the West Indies. There's a reason why some of the Outer Banks' earliest visitors flocked first to the northern beaches of Duck and Corolla. Visit the Wildlife Education Center and check out the awesome exhibits, including a large decoy collection and an 8,000-gallon exhibit representing the conditions above and below the Currituck Sound. As one of the last remnants of the original Outer Banks landscapes, the Donal C. History of Currituck Hunt Clubs: Waterfowl. USFWS. Nov 13, 2014 · The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 outlined the fundamental wildlife conservation mission of the Refuge System, described as ‘wildlife first’. Project Chief As part of the Atlantic Flyway, Currituck County – and the Currituck Sound in particular – is an ideal location for waterfowl hunting during the fall and winter months. Williams Guide Service began in 1920 hunting the Currituck Sound up around the Knotts Island area. com Aug 28, 2017 · The Refuge partners with the NC Wildlife Capital one bank new york Commission, Partners in Flight and the South Atlantic Bird Initiative to ensure optimum resources. They would spend 2. Marine Patrol, Lower Currituck Fire and Rescue and the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office were all involved in the search, including an MH-60 Water Quality Section. This subsequent growth has resulted in competition for land. Nov 22, 2021 · DURHAM, North Carolina - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has awarded Audubon North Carolina a grant that will fund innovative marsh restoration pilot projects at the Donal C. • Includes Currituck Sound, NC and Back Bay, VA and their surrounding watersheds • Separated from the Atlantic by Outer Banks • Sound is approximately 36 miles long, 3-8 mi wide and 153 mi2 (~98,000 acres) • Located predominately in Currituck and Dare Counties, NC and Virginia Beach County, VA • Currituck Sound joins Back Bay in Virginia Easily seen from the balcony are the Whalehead Club, the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and Currituck Sound. 2 Currituck Sound [AU# 30-1c] National Wildlife Refuges, and significant natural heritage areas can be found in the Outer Banks, including Currituck Banks. C. Nearby Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge in Currituck Sound has had wintering populations of 50,000 snow geese and 4,000 tundra swans. of Interior, Newton Corner, MA The banks are famous for the large concentration of winter snow geese and tundra swans. 8. The park is Corolla’s hub and home to cultural gems like the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, Whalehead— a 1920s art nouveau hunt club mansion-turned-museum and boathouse — and the Currituck County is one of several stakeholders working to conserve and protect the Currituck Sound ecosystem. 85 staff years at Currituck Refuge and 4. O’Brien Jr. Currituck Sound waterfowl sampling transects. Wildlife Resources Commission Currituck County (253 total acres) Guide to Maps Currituck Sound is an important link in this great bird highway of the eastern seaboard. nutrient cycling, floodplain and erosion control, and best mortgage refinance rates in texas help preserve the role of Currituck Sound estuaries as nurseries. Ownership of the chase bank north carolina branches buffer east of the productive marshes bordering the sound protects the marsh from direct pollution sources associated with development. of Interior, Newton Corner, MA Aug 28, 2017 · The Refuge partners with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Partners in Flight and the South Atlantic Bird Initiative to ensure optimum resources. Audubon Sanctuary is a vital resource for birds and wildlife along the Currituck Sound and across the entire Atlantic Flyway. As part of the Atlantic Flyway, Currituck County – and the Currituck Sound in particular – is an ideal location for waterfowl hunting during the fall and winter months. The group, known as the Currituck Sound Coalition, released a Marsh Conservation Plan on Nov. Because of the cold, much of Currituck Sound was covered with a layer of ice. After the last inlet in the banks closed in 1828, the sound became mostly freshwater, but polluted stormwater runoff has adversely affected wildlife and the ecosystem, the report notes. It’s fresh water marshes along the Currituck Sound cover more Water Quality Section. With its extensive marshes, waterways and diversity of upland and maritime forest, the 2,600 acres of preserved land contribute to major Oct 03, 2014 · Conservation Needs at Currituck Sound. The northernmost sound of the Albemarle-Pamlico sound system, Currituck Sound’s CURRITUCK SOUND P i n e w o o d A c r e s D r S n o w s Church Rd W e s t S i d e L n Sp o t Rd N o r t h S p o t L n H g Q u a r t e r R d F o s t e r F o r b e s R d R d Mamie Hog Quarter Landing 158 Spot A 3 CURRITUCK BANKS GAME LAND The Nature Conservancy, N. currituck sound wildlife

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