From the President: January, 2016

By Elaine HensonBannerman Cottage

A few weeks ago we asked for help identifying this 1944 photo of a house at 300 Lake Park Boulevard on the corner of Lake Park and present day Carl Winner Ave.

Thanks to Tommy Greene who confirmed the location with the Yacht Basin completed in 1929 in the background.

Also thanks to Robert Cole who identified it as the Bannerman Cottage or Bannerman Rooms and Apartments. Robert shared that his parents lived in one of the three to five cottages in the back c.1938 — 1939 when he was a preschooler. Many may remember his mother, Mrs. Adrienne Cole, who taught third, fourth and fifth grades at Carolina Beach Elementary School in the 1940s — 1960s. Robert has moved back to the beach after living away for many years and also led us to Scot Bannerman, grandson of the original owner. At one time Robert and Scot worked together.

Elaine HensonScot Bannerman’s grandfather was Hayden Bannerman; his father was Clifton whose siblings were William, James, Paul, David and Annie Mae Bannerman Marshman. Some of them helped out with the rooming house which was four to five rooms deep, much larger than it looks in the photo. Scot remembers living there all summer in 1967.

His father, aunt and uncles decided to sell the property when his grandfather died. According to tax records, the family sold the property November 21, 1970 to Humble Oil Company who built a service station on the site. Scot still has a door and some other woodwork from the house retrieved from the demolition. He and his family live in Pender County and operate a winery called Bannerman Vineyard.

For the past several years the corner property has been home to many restaurants.