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Kitty Hawk in postcards and photos

Kitty Hawk in postcards and photos




Scanned some postcards, re-posted photos and found some photos online for remembering Kitty Hawk's past. Thanks to Jend for her post about this. This first batch of photos comes from Bill Harris. He scanned a lot of these and someone else made them available on webshots. Bill has been a long time board member of the Friends of the Outer Banks History Center. He is well known in these parts and was a dear friend of David Sticks. The Kitty Hawk school latter became the Judy Rand Apartments. The building is still there and last I saw it, it was empty. A friend of mine use to live behind this building and kept her horses behind here also. The next shot is of Kitty Hawk Bay and the the old Kitty Hawk Post Office.




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More from webshots and the Bill Harris collection: Melvin Partridge standing on frozen Kitty Hawk Bay Orville Baum's beach home Roland Perry's store








From the Outer Banks History Center a 1950s aerial of Kitty Hawk Sylvenus Harris beach home Here is the link to webshots. There are a lot of photos, but mainly of people and not places. It is a great genealogy resource if this is your family. [URL]Click to follow link...[/URL]








A few more from the Outer Banks History Center.








Weird, I posted 4 postcards and they disappeared into thin air. I'll try again... Anderson's and Natuilas Guest House Surf, a unit of Townley's Motel in Kitty Hawk.








Station Six restaurant and an aerial.








Few more... Point Harbor Grill, I know, not in KH, but it must have been exciting to see this landmark on the way to the beach. The old Wright Memorial Bridge, torn down once the new one was built. Winks








I'd totally forgotten the name "Station Six." Thanks for the memories. And there's the little gas station turned funky bar at the split. What the heck was it named? Did it have a name? It was open when it was open, closed when closed is all i remember, besides some fairly good tunes & the occasional live band.






Thanks for scanning and posting those old post cards for us to see. They are just great.






Thank you for the wonderful photos.






[COLOR=deepskyblue]How did I miss this? I of course love to see the old photos of the KH beach front. Thanks Mel!![/COLOR]


Can anyone identify this post card?




Some where along the beach road. Area, date?








Those postcards and photos are INCREDIBLE! I think that our home is in one of the aerial postcard shots. It's one of the "older" homes in KH. Thanks so much!!






Some where along the beach road. Area, date?
I'll guess NH Pier area & it would appear to be pretty old b/c i can't appreciate a bypass in the pic. roanokeis is better at that area than i am...if indeed its NH. Lemme get some caffeine on board & have another look.






Definitely the Nags Head Pier area. Buildings which became the Foosball Palace and Atlantis are on the right of the pier house. Looks to be in the early-mid 60's?






Definitely the Nags Head Pier area. Buildings which became the Foosball Palace and Atlantis are on the right of the pier house. Looks to be in the early-mid 60's?
Wanted to mention Atlantis but that square deal in front of the white building (OFront) is throwing me off. What is that? Parking maybe?






All of the old photos are great!! Thanks for sharing them!


What Year???




More from webshots and the Bill Harris collection:

Melvin Partridge standing on frozen Kitty Hawk Bay

Orville Baum's beach home

Roland Perry's store


Roanokeis.... Would you happen to know the year the photo(postcard?) you
posted (that has some of the buildings numbere) was taken?

I'm just trying to figure out the cronology of that particular area of KH because I'm pretty sure my home is pictured.






Card appears to be from the 1960s. It is the Nags Head pier you see. I have this one posted in the Nags Head thread along with a lot of other I think. Yours is a better scan. Thanks for posting. Do you have more? Please keep posting. This is wonderful!
Some where along the beach road. Area, date?







The Bill Harris collection is online on webshots and they are not postcards, but actual family photos. I'm guessing but the store looks to be around the 30s and the flat top cottage around 40/50. Here is the link to webshots:[url]Click to follow link...[/url]
Roanokeis.... Would you happen to know the year the photo(postcard?) you posted (that has some of the buildings numbere) was taken? I'm just trying to figure out the cronology of that particular area of KH because I'm pretty sure my home is pictured.







Roanokeis.... Would you happen to know the year the photo(postcard?) you posted (that has some of the buildings numbere) was taken? I'm just trying to figure out the cronology of that particular area of KH because I'm pretty sure my home is pictured.
What MP are you Surfisher? We are at MP 3.1 just about a 1/4 mile south of the photo..too bad. I would love to see what the cottage looked like in the 50's/60's.


1961




A pic I found from 1961.








A pic I found from 1961.


oh WOW! What a pretty picture! I used to work at Papagayos. :smiley16:






bump for "seaglass" & Croatan Inn/Papagayos pic






Love love love looking at old pics of the OBX. Thanks to all who share.


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