As the artist-turned-developer nears retirement age, his eye for opportunity leads to steadier finances, a new development project, a strained business relationship with his son, and the creation of another national park.
Frank Stick: A Maverick Who Helped Shape the Banks
Fourth in a special series: Frank Stick’s Outer Banks development dreams having been largely dashed by the Great Depression and a hurricane, the conservationist landowner launched his calculated campaign to establish a seashore attraction.
In the third installment of our special series, the artist-turned-developer who dreamed of bringing tourists and wealth to the Outer Banks in the 1920s sees his hopes nearly dashed — and then came the Great Depression.
Second in our series: Frank Stick was looking to land more than a few bluefish when he visited the Outer Banks in the 1920s, the illustrator and sportsman saw opportunity here.
New series: Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Gil Gaul dives into newspaper clippings, archives and other sources to reveal the complex story of the New Jersey artist, outdoorsman, developer and speculator who filled miles of Outer Banks beaches with hundreds of houses.