WELCOME TO THE JESSE BABB HOUSE PROJECT! This house is currently being rehabbed by FPI and when completed will be used for work project housing when our members are working in the village. We hope to be able to offer more work projects and lodging at the house to members who are able to help with construction, scraping, painting, cleaning, etc. at the Babb House, the Henry Pigott House, and other projects in the village. We are currently accepting donations of labor, supplies and financial contributions to restore this house to be used as our work base.
The Jesse Babb House was built in 1916 and was remodeled by Jesse in 1927. He lived there with his wife Lillian and daughters Edna Earl, Marian Gray and Jessie Lee. We are pleased to partner with Cape Lookout National Seashore to rehab this house in honor of the Babb family. See below for pictures of our progress so far:
Gregory Gilgo sets up the shower to be used in the bathroom.
We decorated the house for Christmas before we left.
Jim Mink repairs some wood next to the dormer windows.
Jim preparing the wood for the missing siding on the house.
Cutting up the old unusable beds in the house for disposal.
The first of many dumpsters filled before the house could be cleaned out after years of being empty.