George W. Beveridge House

Contributors:
Lord Byron Perry, contractor
Dates:

1926

Location:
Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County
Street Address:

1006 Riverside Ave., Elizabeth City, NC

Status:

Standing

Type:

Residential

Images Puslished In:

Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina (1996).
Thomas R. Butchko, On the Shores of the Pasquotank: The Architectural Heritage of Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County, North Carolina (1989).

Note:

A favorite sight in Elizabeth City is this classic bungalow distinguished by its unique siting—on piers in the Pasquotank River, with a walkway leading to the land (and garage) on Riverside Ave. Mrs. Beveridge (the former Nellie Grice) wanted a house like her parents’ cottage at Nags Head. The design is attributed to an unknown Norfolk architect. According to family memory, Mrs. Beveridge had the house built over the water to accommodate her husband’s desire not to mow grass. A nephew recalled fishing out of the kitchen window.