The historic Whalehead Club is the colorful centerpiece of the 39-acre Currituck Heritage Park complex in Corolla, North Carolina (USA). The 21,000-square-foot home, now open for tours, was built between 1922 and 1925 by industrialist Edward Collings Knight and his bride. Over the years, the property changed hands and attempts were made to develop it as a private residential community. Those efforts for the most part fell through, and the property fell into disrepair. In 1992, Currituck County purchased the property, and today, the home and complex are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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north carolina, whalehead club, corolla, outer banks, currituck county, monnie ryan, historic

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  • ck00
    ck00over 3 years ago

    What a great picture Monnie!!!! Wonderful point of view. The boardwalk leads the eye right to the house.

  • Thank you! This place is quite photogenic, although it’s hard to find a time when there aren’t throngs of people milling around!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Marvelous work and wonderful perspective, Monnie! An outstanding piece!

  • Thanks, Dot — this is one of the places you must see when you get to the Outer Banks!!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thanks SO much – I’m thrilled!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 3 years ago

    Great leading lines and work.

  • Thank you!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • MaryLynn
    MaryLynnover 3 years ago

    The pov on this is perfect!! Very ‘welcoming’!

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 3 years ago

    Terrific capture and pov Monnie … I could enjoy living there :)

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...over 2 years ago

    week of April 1st, 2012

  • Thanks so much, Jane!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Paul Hickson
    Paul Hicksonover 2 years ago

    wow beautifully composed!! great work Monnie!

  • Thanks, Paul! We love the Outer Banks!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • orko
    orkoabout 2 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you! It’s quite a place, but I’m usually more interested in the Currituck Lighthouse that’s just across the way.

    – Monnie Ryan

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