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The Faculty of Stephens-Lee High School: A Tribute

Stephens-Lee High School, known of as “The Castle on the Hill,” was designed by Asheville architect Ronald Greene at a cost of $115,000 and opened on March 7, 1923. It … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

Incredible New Collections for the North Carolina Room

We’ve been so busy processing special collections, we haven’t been very good at letting you know what is new in the North Carolina Room. Donations are the life-blood of our … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

  JUST A LITTLE FRIENDLY REMINDER:  Monumental Decisions: The Legacy and Future of Civil War Markers in Our Public Spaces Monumental Decisions: The Legacy and Future of Civil War Markers in … Continue reading

February 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

How Black and White is Asheville?

Do you prefer to live in a segregated city? What could you do to change that? Would you seek out some people of the opposite race to go to dinner … Continue reading

January 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Event. Monumental Decisions: The Legacy and Future of Civil War Markers in Our Public Spaces

Monumental Decisions: The Legacy and Future of Civil War Markers in Our Public Spaces Date: Saturday February 3rd Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Where: Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium, … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

New Year’s Greetings for 2018

  In the early years of the twentieth century postcards were at their peak of popularity. Postcard publishers printed cards  for any and every occasion including Easter, Fourth of July, … Continue reading

December 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Most Beautiful Brick I’ve Ever Seen!

Bricks and the Buildings They Made Exhibit at Pack Memorial Library on the main floor includes real bricks! This exhibit from the North Carolina Room will be on view through January. . … Continue reading

December 21, 2017 · 6 Comments

Our Neighbors to the East (North, South & West)

The North Carolina Collection at Pack isn’t solely focused on Asheville and Buncombe County. The collection offers a wealth of information and images from many other parts of Western North … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Answers to Our Quiz: How Well Do You Know Asheville’s Buildings?

The North Carolina Room is currently exhibiting photographs from the Richard Hansley Photograph Collection. Mr. Hansley is the author of Asheville’s Historic Architecture, 2011. In 2014 Richard donated his entire photograph … Continue reading

December 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

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