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The North Carolina Room 2017 North Asheville Neighborhood History Project has been focused through the North Branch Library. Over thirty long-time residents ranging in age from their 50s to their 90s, have been interviewed by volunteers of the Friends of the North Carolina Room. The project also included a year-long search for photographs, letters, ephemera and architectural drawings that document the early residential communities of North Asheville. The geographical focus of the program includes: Beaverdam, Elk Mountain, Grace, Grove Park, Kimberly Heights, Lake View Park, Macon/Sunset Mountain, Proximity Park and Sherwood Heights.
This is a pilot project that the North Carolina Room will take to other library branches in Buncombe County, with 2018 focused on the Fairview Community History.
If you’ve missed knowing about the North Asheville History Project and would like to be interviewed, or if you have photographs or other material that you’d like to donate or loan to us for scanning, please email me at Zoe.Rhine@buncombecounty.org or call the North Carolina Room reference desk at 828-250-4740.
Post by North Carolina Room librarian Zoe Rhine.