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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Southport Inn

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Southport Inn

November 2011

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce marked the new management at the Southport Inn with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the new owner Irena Sedivy at the Inn located at 119 N. Davis Street, Southport.

The Southport Inn, an historic Southport landmark, was originally constructed in 1864 as a Nordic sea captain's retreat. The nostalgic ship captain recreated the steeply pitched roof lines and ornate gingerbread reminiscent of the architecture of his homeland. The high interior ceilings are crafted with tongue and groove bead board in concentric patterns. The floors are original painted heart pine. Southport bow trim, a trademark of our coastal craftsmen, adorns the windows and doors. In 2004, The Southport Inn, was spared the wrecking ball and a possible future as a parking lot. There is a passion to preserve the sacred and bring history to the present. The true beauty and history of this historic home was hidden behind layers of detritus and woeful disrepair. The Inn has been lovingly updated with respect to its architectural integrity and historical significance.

Left To Right Front Row:

Irena Sedivy, Owner
Ken Kilby, Family

Left To Right Second Row:

Buddy Barnes, Southport Mayor
Robert Howard
Brenda Bowling

Left To Right Back Row:

Linda Lewis
Shirley Wilson
Woody Wilson
Jeff Krusse, Carpenter



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