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A PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION OF ASHEVILLE HOMES

Asheville residents Lynne and Jim Wilson donated a gold mine of a notebook containing seventeen 8 x 10 prints of houses that had been recently constructed in Asheville, circa 1926 to 1930. All of the photographs were taken by the well-known Asheville photographer, Herbert W. Pelton. The original binder was an old black ringed notebook and it also included some hand drawn basic floor plans.

We are guessing that the houses may all share the same architect or builder who had perhaps commissioned Pelton to photograph houses that he had designed or built. We have identified six of the houses so far, and all of them have been in the Lake View Park neighborhood. We have contacted the owners of these homes, and no one yet has known the architect of their home. We still have a few unidentified houses to go. Do you recognize this house?

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We will continue to post other unidentified houses in this collection. If you would like to view a PDF of all of the houses click on the above picture.

Post by Zoe Rhine, Librarian

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This entry was posted on July 13, 2013 by in Architecture, Houses, New Donations and tagged , , , .

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