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

People Flocked to “Save Downtown Asheville & The Wrap”

The North Carolina Room, Pack Memorial Library kicked off with a full house the first of a six part series, "Asheville in the 1980s: A Formative Decade Told by Those Who Shaped It" on Wednesday evening April 27. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the North Carolina Room. There was a current of … Continue reading People Flocked to “Save Downtown Asheville & The Wrap”

The Fight to Save 11 Acres of Downtown

 The North Carolina Room, Pack Memorial Library presents a six part series Asheville in the 1980s:  A  Formative Decade Told by Those Who Shaped It The first program of the series kicks off Wednesday April 27, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 in the Lord Auditorium, lower level. All events are free and open to the public. … Continue reading The Fight to Save 11 Acres of Downtown

February 1980: The Demoliton of an Entire City Block

As the North Carolina Room prepares to launch a 6 part series on Asheville in the 1980s with the first program April 27, 2016 on the fight to save 11 acres from being demolished for a mall, we wanted to take a look at what preceded that duel. Right before the Strouse, Greenberg and Co. mid-city … Continue reading February 1980: The Demoliton of an Entire City Block

Restoring Our Memory of Southside

Wednesday, February 26th, 6:00 until 7:30 PM Pack Library Lord Auditorium Rich Mathews, historian and researcher for Mathews Architecture, will present a slide presentation about the Southside Neighborhood in Asheville Here Rich gives us a preview of his talk. Join us on Wednesday night for MORE! I'm a preservationist. I love old buildings and historic neighborhoods. … Continue reading Restoring Our Memory of Southside