Avalon Flat Tops

By: vintageart
4/28/2010 6:34 PM

I have been doing research on local history and ran across one of those little know subjects, Avalon Flat Top Houses. I have more about this on my blog. And as I do more research will be posting that too. If you friend me on facebook I will keep you up to date on new postings whenever I put them up. Here is a link:
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By: gfury
4/28/2010 11:51 PM

Thanks for posting. It's really interesting to read the history of those homes. I always referred to that style of cottage as a bomb shelter.:wink:

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By: hoi toide
4/29/2010 3:49 PM

A friend & co-worker at Papagayos, Cam, her folks own one of those houses. I used to ride my bike back there almost daily. Its a cool neighborhood. Thanks for bringing it up. Great memories! :smiley16:

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By: vanative
4/29/2010 6:16 PM

....i love the trash can....do you think people may snatch them from the beach....:smiley40:.............

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By: vintageart
4/30/2010 2:33 PM

Thanks for all your comments. I'll correct the Sportsmen's Drive entry. Having a hard time doing research on this neighborhood as it is not oceanfront so people don't care as much.
Comment on the trash can -- that was brought up to me about the theft possibility. But it is a harsh environment it is going to so it won't last long either way. You try to look pretty out there in the wind and water and sand 24/7 and see how you do. Ha, ha.

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By: roanokeis
5/2/2010 10:16 PM

Take a look down Random Street too, about 2 streets or so north from Avalon.

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By: scooter
5/3/2010 1:35 AM

There is one of these "flat tops" very near our place in South Nags Head. Probably a later copycat of the originals. And judging from the parties that happen there all the time, must be a wonderful little OBX escape for the new owners! I suspect there are alot of other copycats sprinkled in all up and down the banks.

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By: vintageart
5/3/2010 1:52 PM

There is one of these "flat tops" very near our place in South Nags Head. Probably a later copycat of the originals. And judging from the parties that happen there all the time, must be a wonderful little OBX escape for the new owners! I suspect there are alot of other copycats sprinkled in all up and down the banks.


There were some in Nags Head. There is a picture of the local policeman's car in front of his flat top. This is in the Ash Wednesday Storm book by David Stick. He said he woke up to a few feet of water underneath him. It's a great book and still widely available in bookstores around town.

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By: FreshFish
5/4/2010 2:06 AM

Here's some more info'Pics...:smiley16:
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By: roanokeis
5/4/2010 4:05 AM

That was Donnie Twyne and he was at the old Nags Head police station next to Austin's Seafood. It is still there and hasn't changed, looking like it is stuck in time between the 2 brick buildings.

There were some in Nags Head. If you will read my post on the blog. There is a picture of the local policeman's car in front of his flat top. This is in the Ash Wednesday Storm book by David Stick. He said he woke up to a few feet of water underneath him. It's a great book and still widely available in bookstores around town.

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By: hoi toide
5/4/2010 12:02 PM

Here's some more info'Pics...:smiley16:
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This is a VERY interesting site. Looking forward to exploring it a bit more later on. :smiley16:

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By: vintageart
5/5/2010 8:09 PM

I have gotten some great advice and information concerning these little houses. Thanks all of you. This is a chapter of OB history someone should explore further than I have. I would love to see all the photos of all the houses. I have concerns about posting all of them though without the owners permission. But I will have a photo soon of the watercolor I am working on. Thanks to all of you, it has been great getting your info.

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