Coquina Beach Sunshades

January 10, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber
On March 13, 1956, the National Park Service awarded a construction contract for the Coquina Beach facilities to Daniels Building Supply and Shanaberger Lumber Company of Nags Head. They completed the project in October 1956. Closed during construction, Coquina Beach and its "ultra-modern designed sunshades" opened in the spring of 1957. The shelters withstood Hurricane Donna, the Ash Wednesday Storm, and many other storms that raked the Outer Banks in the late 1950s and 1960s, but over the long term, the laminated wood weathered poorly, and the entire structure was replaced in the early 1970s by other facilities.
Coquina Beach Sunshades

October 9, 1956
Coquina Beach Sunshade - Oct. 9, 1956View of Coquina Beach Sunshade
1956 view of Coquina Beach Sunshade
July 4, 1957
Coquina Beach Sunshade on July 4, 1957
July 4, 1957 view of Coquina Beach Sunshade
July 26, 1957
Coquina Beach Sunshade on July 26, 1957
October 1, 1957
Coquina Beach Sunshade on October 1, 1957

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