Can you identify the locations of these architectural details? They can be found adorning some of Asheville’s best loved historic buildings. The buildings will be identified at the bottom of this post. We’ll begin with some that should be easy to identify. All of these photos, plus THOUSANDS! and THOUSANDS! more were donated to the NC Collection by our
The Friends of the North Carolina Room sponsored a presentation, “Let’s Talk About Anthony Lord” on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Seventy-five people attended the event and got to know more about Lord’s life, profession, his many avocations and the effect his life had on Asheville. It is a hard task to recount what five close
“Skyline Dairy was clean, modern, and cool. We would have cones of lemon sherbet after a Sunday afternoon drive. Most often we ate in the car, probably because it kept my brother and I quiet and contained for a few minutes. Always loved that facade — another example of short-lived good modern architecture, now
My, how good the Nichols Building looks now that it has a little breathing room! [This is a follow-up to a previous post about the razing of the Blomberg Garage which sat just to the side in this photo.] The Nichols Building was built by Archibald Nichols (1875-1937) former secretary for eight years of the
TODAY: YESTERDAY: FIFTY-EIGHT YEARS AGO: Harry’s Cadillac Pontiac Company, seen here on the right, is first listed at 68 Haywood Street in the 1938 Asheville City Directory. Harry Blomberg had opened Harry’s Motor Inns across the street in 1930, shown in this later view as Worth’s Fashion Mart, the present-day site of Pack Memorial Library. Mr. Blomberg
Wednesday, February 26th, 6:00 until 7:30 PM Pack Library Lord Auditorium Rich Mathews, historian and researcher for Mathews Architecture, will present a slide presentation about the Southside Neighborhood in Asheville Here Rich gives us a preview of his talk. Join us on Wednesday night for MORE! I’m a preservationist. I love old buildings and historic neighborhoods.
“Remembering speechlessly we seek the great forgotten language, the lost lane-end into heaven, a stone, a leaf, an unfound door. Where? When? O lost, and by the wind grieved, ghost, come back again.” Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward, Angel Recently a man renovating a house on East Chestnut Street found a box of letters and pictures,