The Duke’s House
Built in the 1920’s for a wealthy tobacco executive, this house was once the site of extremely lavish parties. People would get very drunk and then drive home. One night in 1927, it is said that a car carrying three young women and their driver ran off the Ashe Bridge, crashing onto the train tracks below. The three women and their driver died instantly-the latter being decapitated. It is said that the three women can still be seen on the “Duke’s” front porch, waiting for him to answer the door. The driver is said to still wander the tracks in search of his head.