Rosanna Frances “Rose” Chapman

Rosanna Frances “Rose” Chapman

A native of Asheville, Rose Chapman attended art school in London in the 1890’s. She helped establish Asheville’s first public library in the Buncombe County Courthouse. For many years she served as hostess to the guests at Rosscraggon Inn, built by her brother-in-law Whitfield Carmichael on the side of Brown Mountain in Arden. Local residents still enjoy the Rosscraggon Wood wildlife sanctuary planned by Rose Chapman. This photo shows “Miss Rose” sewing on the porch of the Inn.

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