Historic Houses At Cape Lookout National Seashore Being Demolished
Cape Lookout National Seashore said Thursday it plans to demolish several historic structures that have been battered by storms and rising sea-levels.
“Deterioration, lack of attention, and our environment have all contributed to the loss,” said Jeff West, the Superintendent of Cape Lookout National Seashore.
According to a news release, unrecoverable damage has occurred to a half a dozen buildings situated on the barrier islands, including: the Casablanca House, the Seltzer-Dawsey House, the Jetty Worker 1 House, the TT Potter House, the Frank Gaskill House, and the Battle Brothers Hunting and Fishing Lodge.
“I truly regret it and will do everything I can to get the remaining structures repaired," said West. "To honor the women and men who made a living out of these buildings, we will put up waysides at each location to commemorate their contribution to the culture and history of the banks.”