Corolla in Currituck County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
First Swimming Pool 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.
Erected by Whalehead Club Curritcuck Heritage Park, Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, N.C. Wildlife Education Resources Commission.
Location. 36° 22.402′ N, 75° 49.891′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is within Whalehead Park, alongside the canal, about a 1/4 mile west from the entrance to the park. Marker is in this post office area: Corolla NC 27927, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. A Nation's Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); The Knights (within shouting distance of this marker); The Caretaker's Residence (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boathouse (about 500 feet away); The Whalehead Club Restoration (about 600 feet away); Corolla Island Bridges (about 600 feet away); Duck Blinds (about 600 feet away); The Whalehead Club (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corolla.
Categories. • 20th Century • Entertainment •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,459 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.