St. Dunstan's Circle: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

Asheville’s real estate boom in the 1920’s fostered the growth of many neighborhoods: Lakeview Park, Malvern Hills, Horney Heights, and Kenilworth, just to name a few. Biltmore Avenue borders Kenilworth on the east and across the avenue, on a knoll overlooking Biltmore Village, is the pocket neighborhood of St. Dunstan’s Circle. A Mr. Roebling first … Continue reading St. Dunstan's Circle: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

BECOME A FRIEND OF THE NORTH CAROLINA ROOM

Friends of the North Carolina Room, Pack Memorial Library: Become a Friend Are you interested in local history, architecture, photographs, manuscripts, oral histories, newspapers? Would you like to be in closer contact with the North Carolina Room--maybe even work with staff behind the scenes? Would you like to serve as an ambassador for the collection … Continue reading BECOME A FRIEND OF THE NORTH CAROLINA ROOM

REMEMBERING SARAH UPCHURCH

I joined the staff at Pack Memorial Library in 1990 when I took the position of Special Collections Librarian.  Lewis Buck was my closest associate in the North Carolina section.  As I studied to get up to speed on Asheville history, he steered me toward the brief histories of Asheville and Buncombe County in Cabins … Continue reading REMEMBERING SARAH UPCHURCH

N.C. Room Volunteer Extraordinaire: Lynne Poirier-Wilson

Lynne was our first volunteer. She started helping us scan photographs when Pack Memorial Library was closed for renovation in 2010. The North Carolina Room staff had been shipped off, along with the boxes of all of  our stuff, to work on Special Collections in the former Tractor Supply building on Tunnel Road (a dank place to … Continue reading N.C. Room Volunteer Extraordinaire: Lynne Poirier-Wilson