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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Cobb Cottage: 1900

Cobb Cottage: 1900

Circa 1900. "Nathan Cobb house, a summer cottage, Ormond, Fla." A residence built from materials salvaged from the wrecked schooner Nathan F. Cobb, which capsized and ran aground off Ormond Beach in 1896. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 
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Marine salvage

In the photo accompanying this article, you can see the ship's nameplate that used to be on the outside of the house.

Noise

That house is so close to the street. Traffic noise at night must have been awful. Actually, probably so quiet your own heartbeat keeps you awake.

Still there

Bought recently to keep it from being destroyed; story here.

Railings

The front porch looks like it is utilizing the Schooner rails quite effectively

Great treehouse

And the perfect spot to ambush passing travelers to relieve them of their goods.

Shocking!

The device on the pole to the right of center looks like an early radio or TV antenna until you realize it's 1900!

[Radio got its start in the 1890s, with wireless marine telegraphy being the main application. There are more wires going into the tree, and a similar looking mast on the roof with a wire going to it. - Dave]

 
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