The Atlantic House

The Atlantic House restaurant and adjacent OTO (Over the Ocean) bar were favorite local hangouts before Hurricane Hugo swept them into the ocean. Owner Eddie Taylor worked hard to keep the building standing, even earning a few naysayers for forgoing the permitting process when his foundation needed new sand and a bulldozer for renourishment. The building stood for years over the ocean as apartments and also as a boarded-up abandoned structure, before finding new life as a popular restaurant under Taylor’s guidance. Nothing was left of the structure but a few pilings in the surf after Hugo had its way. (Courtesy of Maebelle Barnett Bazzel.)

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