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From Used Cars to Brew Pubs: The Changing Face of Coxe Avenue

E.W. Grove ‘moved a mountain’ to build the “New” Battery Park Hotel and the Grove Arcade. The mountain of dirt filled a gully running south of Patton Avenue to Southside. … Continue reading

November 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

The North Carolina Room Has a New Staff Member!

Welcome to Katherine Calhoun Cutshall   Katherine Calhoun Cutshall joined the staff of the North Carolina room last week, and she’s excited to put her skills and knowledge of local … Continue reading

October 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

Eliada Orphanage with Oral Historian Clifford Davids Saturday October 27, 2018

  Saturday October 27 from 2:00 to 3:00 Eliada Orphanage with Oral Historian Clifford Davids Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium, lower level. All events are free and open to the public … Continue reading

October 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

What’s the Coolest Organization to Belong to in Asheville?

  Answer: The Friends of the North Carolina Room! We are a fun and varied group of Asheville residents who love local Asheville history. We love to get together and … Continue reading

October 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Asheville’s Vanished Pastimes

Rich Mathews used the photograph below in his presentation on The Early Days of Coxe Avenue back in April. It really piqued my interest. I thought I knew a bit … Continue reading

October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Found People of Asheville Part 4: Frenchman Shaped Asheville’s Horticulture Scene 100 Years Ago

Eudore Artus was born in the Bay of Biscay area of France in 1883. His father was a shoe maker but Eudore took up gardening at age 12. In 1910 … Continue reading

September 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

“Found People of Asheville,” Part 2: Robert Evans “Buba” and Demitra Fortune McMorris

Robert Evans “Buba” and Demetra Fortune McMorris Robert McMorris was born in 1909 in Newberry, South Carolina. He was educated through the fifth grade and first worked in construction and … Continue reading

September 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

Event: A Local Artist’s Lifetime of Work Gets Digitized By an Digital Historian

Saturday September 15, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:30 An Artist’s Work Gets Digitized With Art Historian and Digital Archivist Erin Dickey & Local Artist Connie Bostic Pack Memorial Library, Lord … Continue reading

September 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Found People of Asheville: Emily Jones–Asheville’s Flower Lady

  Emily Racy Tabor Jones was born in Asheville in 1893 to Larkin and Fannie Tabor. She married Manley Eugene Jones in 1921 at the age of 19. They used … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

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