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Posted By: Bumblebee - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 6/27/2008 12:24 PM




For long time I've wondered who built the UFO / Spaceship in Frisco and why. What's the story behind it?

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Date Posted: 6/27/2008 12:56 PM




BB, you can go to this link to find out about the history of The Furto house and the Finnish designer. The house in Frisco has been there as long as I can remember, but I do not know the history of how it came to be. I hope someone else does. It would be cool to see more photos of it too! Thanks for posting yours. [URL]http://www.berting.nl/futuro/[/URL]

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Date Posted: 6/27/2008 1:04 PM




Wow I have never seen that before. I'm not sure I want to say that is really cool or really strange. Do you know if someone lives there? Is it all year long?

Thanks for the link about the houses. Never seen one before.

Carrie

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Date Posted: 6/27/2008 1:06 PM




Okay....so someone may actually live in it? In the guest book in one of the homes we rented a prevoius renter wrote that they stopped at the UFO and had lunch there....I'm pretty sure it was a made up story but it was very creative. I'm sure some of the locals have more info.

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Date Posted: 6/27/2008 1:10 PM




I think at one time it may have been a restaurant (or atleast like a drive up diner) On the old forum I know there are some post about it but I forget now how to search the old forum.

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Date Posted: 6/27/2008 1:16 PM




This book has the history on it: North Carolina Curiosities (First ed. 2007) One of the authors, Kent Preistly use to live here and worked for the Coastland Times as a reporter and photographer. Google has digitized some of the book and page 239 has the history. The link is below. http://books.google.com/books?id=AT6y4ZnDvCsC&pg=RA1-PA239&lpg=RA1-PA239&dq=%22futuro+house%22+frisco&source=web&ots=t6fOuS8E4s&sig=Ou_mAZ41lMdYtRx6dTB3fghTva8&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=10&ct=result#PRA1-PA239,M1

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Date Posted: 6/27/2008 2:31 PM




The UFO has been many things. I think I remember a hot dog joint and a real estate office. I remember it being on the other side of the road up on its legs in a previous life.

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Date Posted: 6/27/2008 2:51 PM




Its been there for years, and it came from Outer Space, just kidding but people do live there I was told before years ago, call 1-800-aliens for the answer.

It was a hot dog joint in the early 90s
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Date Posted: 6/27/2008 4:33 PM




The UFO has been many things. I think I remember a hot dog joint and a real estate office. I remember it being on the other side of the road up on its legs in a previous life.

In the early 90s it was on the other side of the road and served hot dogs, etc. I believe it was adjacent to the "Scotch Bonnet's" property.

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Date Posted: 6/27/2008 9:21 PM




It was there in 1997 when we came down for our honeymoon and I think it was still a resteraunt in that location the next year. We did not eat there but a couple we came down with did. We always look for it on the way as that means we are getting close to HATTERAS!

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Date Posted: 6/27/2008 10:38 PM




The space ship was first located in Avon. It was the First Office of Outer Beaches Realty, then owned by Anne and Wally Beckham. I don't remember the exact year but it was in the 70s 1974 - 78.
When they built the new office that now houses a art gallery (next to subway in Avon) they sold it to Scotch Bonnet and it has been used for many things in its life here on the Outer Banks.

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Date Posted: 6/28/2008 1:08 AM




We actually stopped there in the 90's and got the kids some hot dogs. The woman who had it then was very nice and said she was not prepared for how much business she was getting, and I think the next year it was closed up.

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Date Posted: 6/28/2008 2:26 AM




freeandopen, just curious, whare is an art gallery in Avon next to Subway? It is my understanding that the spaceship hot dog stand was closed down because it isn't built to local codes. The current owner isn't even aloud to use it for a storage shed.

Old location of space ship
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Date Posted: 6/28/2008 3:30 AM




I said "art gallery " but it is a place where you can go and make and paint pottery, plates, cups ect., I can't think of the name. There is also a coffee house (wifi) in that building. The old Outer Beaches Office is to right of Subway. The Subway building was at one time the Avon Post Office. JUST REMEMBERED the name Studio 12 Paint Our Pottery. IF you would like to go to a nice Gallery there is Gaskins Gallery on Northend Road Avon Village.

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Date Posted: 6/28/2008 10:01 AM




Thought it would be interesting to see how much the county thought it was worth. Not anything apparently. They only show a picture of it under building photos, but the parcel data sheet mentions only one building. The NC Curiosity book list Jim Bagwell of Greenville as the current owner. Wonder if he keeps it up at all. He said we would love to be able to charge a dollar to let people take a photo. The photo is from the county website listing. [URL]http://www.darenc.net/public/TaxInqParcel2.asp?Parcel=014961001[/URL]



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Date Posted: 6/28/2008 3:10 PM




I said "art gallery " but it is a place where you can go and make and paint pottery, plates, cups ect., I can't think of the name. There is also a coffee house (wifi) in that building. The old Outer Beaches Office is to right of Subway. The Subway building was at one time the Avon Post Office. JUST REMEMBERED the name Studio 12 Paint Our Pottery. IF you would like to go to a nice Gallery there is Gaskins Gallery on Northend Road Avon Village.

I'm familiar with all those places since I work in the area, I just thought maby there was something I missed. Of course, we can't miss the big beautiful yellow Wings building being constructed.:smiley11: Studio 12 is a fun place.

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Date Posted: 6/28/2008 11:57 PM




Thinking about the space ship has jump started my memory. :banana: When it was first brought it here as the Outer Beaches Office there were TWO of them and it was called The Double Bubble. They sure got a lot of attention. I don't know what happened to the other one but if I run into anne I will ask her. I never saw it on the Island . They were really nice had a big deck that connected the two and they had offices for the Realtors. One large room had all the linens and cleaning supplies used for the rentals.

Ya Who can miss the big WINGS, I would have thought one Blues would have been enough for such a small area. To bad Dare County didn't keep the building to samll Mom & Pop Shops. I think most of our wonderful visitors would have preferred to have kept the area a little more quaint. JUST My Opinion:wink:.

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