First Swimming Pool on the Outer Banks

First Swimming Pool on the Outer Banks (HM6VJ)

Location: Corolla, NC 27927 Currituck County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 22.402', W 75° 49.891'

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The Whalehead Club has always been associated with wealth and leisure pursuits. When Edward Collings Knight Jr. and his wife, Marie-Louise LeBel, built their residence here in the 1920s, they made it as opulent as possible. The estate included the first swimming pool built on the Outer Banks.

Mr. Knight's wealth was derived from sugar and railroads. He and his wife, Marie-Louise Lebel Knight, also had grand homes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Middletown, Rhode Island.

From 1922 to 1934, over 200 guests enjoyed the estate's luxuries in all seasons. Guest Leticia Steele visited often, and once stayed for over nine months.

[Text with photo:] Aerial of the Knight's swimming pool.
HM NumberHM6VJ
Placed ByWhalehead Club Curritcuck Heritage Park, Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, N.C. Wildlife Education Resources Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 6:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 425411 N 4025682
Decimal Degrees36.37336667, -75.83151667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 22.402', W 75° 49.891'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 22' 24.12" N, 75° 49' 53.46" W
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Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1160-1210 Club Rd, Corolla NC 27927, US
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