Bodie Island Lifesaving and Coast Guard Station

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Bodie Island Lifesaving/Coast Guard Station
Bodie Island Lifesaving Station, Off Highway 12, Nags Head vicinity (Dare County, North Carolina).jpg
Bodie Island Lifesaving Station in 2000
Bodie Island Lifesaving and Coast Guard Station is located in North Carolina
Bodie Island Lifesaving and Coast Guard Station
Nearest city Nags Head, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°50′11″N 75°33′33″W / 35.83639°N 75.55917°W / 35.83639; -75.55917Coordinates: 35°50′11″N 75°33′33″W / 35.83639°N 75.55917°W / 35.83639; -75.55917
Built 1878
Architect McCullough, Allen A.
Governing body National Park Service
NRHP Reference # 79000251
Added to NRHP February 09, 1979[1]

The Bodie Island Lifesaving Station, also known as the Bodie Island Coast Guard Station, is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina at the southern end of Bodie Island, within Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The 10-acre (4.0 ha) district includes a residence, the lifesaving station, the Coast Guard station, and an observation tower, as well as a number of utility buildings. The facility was turned over to the National Park Service in 1953, with the establishment of the national seashore.[2] The primary structure, the lifesaving station, was built in 1878, and was converted to a residence when the Coast Guard station was built in 1925.[3] It was moved to its present location in 1955, as it was threatened by shoreline erosion. The Coast Guard station was altered the same year to provide housing and office space for the National Park Service.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b Philip Noblitt and Mary Ann Peckham (March 1, 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Bodie Island Lifesaving/Coast Guard Station" (pdf). National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "Bodie Island Life-Saving Station". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2009-01-25. 

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