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What’s Not in This Photograph?

The photographer only had about 30 days to get the above interesting picture. This is what’s missing. The building above as it appeared in 1909 as the Asheville Library building at 4 Pack … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Complete series of “Asheville in the 1980s” is now available on YouTube

Throughout this past summer, the North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Public Library presented a six-month series exploring “Asheville in the 1980s.”  The series delved into the impetus for, and … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

“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