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“The Changing Tide of Parking Needs”

Asheville’s first parking garage was at 11 North Market Street. It was built in 1926 for the Western Carolina Auto Co. Except it was called an Auto Hotel. Historical research … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Asheville: A Community That Comes Together To Celebrate

What do these have in common: The Asheville City Parks & Recreation Department, Quality Forward, Community Arts Council and the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, along with¬†thousands and thousands of volunteers? … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Very Popular 19th Century Post Card Returns Again!

If you are familiar with early postcards of Western North Carolina, you’ve probably seen this image before. But which one did you see? There were numerous variations. The photograph is … Continue reading

September 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

“Uptown, Downtown, No Town” by David Mallett

David Mallett was a pioneer of the downtown Asheville revitalization, opening the Weinhaus at 86 Patton Avenue in 1977. It is Asheville’s oldest beer and wine store. In 1985, after … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Buncombe County Television Spreads the Word on “Asheville in the 1980s!”

The staff of the North Carolina Room are grateful to Kathy Hughes, Max Taintor and BCTV (Buncombe County Television) crew for filming all of the Asheville in the 1980s series. … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

The 1980s: A Vibrant Decade for the Arts in Asheville

A packed house in Lord Auditorium was the scene for the fourth program in the library’s series on Asheville in the 1980s.¬† Sponsored by the Friends of the North Carolina … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · 1 Comment