Corolla in Currituck County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A wealthy couple with other homes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Middletown, Rhode Island, the Knights made their fortune in sugar and railroads. To build this house they used the finest materials available. Architectural experts discovered that some of the house's Art Nouveau features, like the frieze that decorates the exterior, were reused probably after demolition of another structure owned by the Knights in Rhode Island.
Edward and Marie-Louise resided here during hunting season for nine years (1925-1934)
Clockwide from above:
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Collings Knight Jr. Photograph courtesy of Arline Jussaume
Edward Collings Knight Jr. and companion on the bridge. Photograph courtesy of Joyce Gallop Gaus
The Knight's "Parma" patterned china used at Corolla Island.
The house shortly after construction was finished. Photograph courtesy of Rex and Gilbert Henley.
Erected by Whalehead Club Currituck Heritage Park, Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
Location. 36° 22.372′ N, 75° 49.901′ W. Marker is in Corolla, North Carolina, in Currituck County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Ocean Trail (State Highway 12) and Club Road. Marker is within Whalehead Park, southeast of the house, about a 1/4 mile west from the entrance to the park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corolla NC 27927, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Swimming Pool on the Outer Banks (within shouting distance A Nation's Defense (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Whalehead Club Restoration (about 500 feet away); Ray T. Adam's Landing Strip (about 600 feet away); Duck Blinds (about 600 feet away); Waterfowl Resting Area (about 600 feet away); Corolla Island Bridges (about 600 feet away); The Caretaker's Residence (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corolla.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,661 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.