“impressive 22,00 sq ft building”
Building the strong, 21,000-square-foot, five-floored structure of Corolla Island demanded impressive skills. Most of the required building materials were shipped to Corolla and assembled there. Eighteen-inch-thick walls reinforced by steel beams framed the building, which boasted five chimneys, a copper-shingled roof and humidity-resistant cork floors. A diesel motor and 2,200-gallon pumping system in the boathouse provided electricity and water to the main house through underground lines. Our Curator and Educational Team have put together a comprehensive collection of tours encompassing history, architecture and construction, the lives of the servants, maritime heritage, and Outer Banks legend and lore. Times and group rates are included with each tour description.
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