The Artwork of Katharine B. Pennebaker
The following group of pictures are taken from the book entitled "Homes and Harbors of the Eastern Shore" by Katharine B. Pennebaker. The book was originally published in 1975 by the Eastern Shore News whose publisher, Bill Sterling, was gracious enough to allow us to display these drawings on our internet server. We are indebted to him for this kind permission. These pictures portray many of the old homes and other sites located throughout these two counties of Virginia's Eastern Shore. They were drawn by Katharine Pennebaker, a local artist. Some of these old houses date back to the 1600's and 1700's and represent a style of architecture unique to the Eastern Shore. Many were built early and over the years sections were added and still more expansions were made as time and the fortunes of the owners allowed. Most have been lovingly restored to their former grandeur by the present owners and many can be seen in the "Garden Tour " each year.