Staff photo by Joshua Curry
Nancy Faye Craig and Marla Doster scrape paint on the roof at the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History in preparation for painting on Tuesday, May 14.
For the first time since 1996, when the John Q. Meyers Cottage was moved to its present location to serve as the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, the circa 1907 structure will undergo a roof renovation with new shingles.
At the Wrightsville Beach Historic Landmark Commission meeting on Monday, May 13, the commission approved the use of new green fiberglass architectural shingles to replace the existing green asphalt shingles.
Town planner Eryn Moller said planning staff did not feel like the material change altered the building’s appearance significantly and that the new shingles would be much more durable.
The HLC also welcomed its newest member, real estate lawyer and recent Wrightsville Beach resident Stephen Logue. Logue, who practices at McGuireWoods LLP, was asked to fill the vacancy on the HLC after the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen did not select him to fill one of the Wrightsville Beach Planning Board’s vacancies.
At the end of the HLC’s Monday meeting, its members nominated current chairwoman Catherine O’Quinn to retain her position and named Robin Spinks vice chairwoman.