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Strange, But True…..

On July 10, 1932 that headline began an article in The Asheville Citizen-Times. What follows is the column in its entirety. One of the new Adirondack cabins now being brought … Continue reading

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Update on Arden: Some Notes on Enslaved Labor in Buncombe County

We’re posting an addendum to our Instagram post on Arden thanks to the really insightful question posed by local writer Ami Worthen (@amiwhoa) in the comments. Our original post read, … Continue reading

January 17, 2019 · 4 Comments

52 Weeks, 52 Communities: Alexander

Situated along the French Broad between Weaverville and Leicester is Alexander. The unincorporated community has a storied history connected directly to tourism, the Buncombe Turnpike, and the Zebulon Vance’s older … Continue reading

January 8, 2019 · 4 Comments

52 Weeks, 52 Communities : Albemarle Park

There is nothing like a memoir to learn the history of a place, and the Albemarle community is lucky that the children (of which there were 10) of William and … Continue reading

January 3, 2019 · 3 Comments

Asheville Black Family History and Stephens-Lee High School Graduates

Are any of these people your relatives?   Former graduates of Stephens-Lee High School, educational achievements and biographical information. We felt very fortunate to find these photographs, as well as … Continue reading

December 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

52 Weeks, 52 Communities: A Journey Through Buncombe County

Buncombe County has historically been one of the largest counties in North Carolina (Currently we rank number 19 of 100 in land area). In its earliest days, the county was … Continue reading

December 27, 2018 · 16 Comments

36 Montford Avenue

36 Montford Avenue is now the location of Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. But it wasn’t always so. On that site local builder and architect O.D. Revell … Continue reading

December 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

Join us for our monthly program: Civil War Stories

This month’s program will be one you won’t want to miss. We’ll be featuring a dramatic reading of Civil War letters and journals held here in the North Carolina Room. … Continue reading

November 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

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