Setting the Record Straight in Ramoth: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

Unlike most of the communities we’ve covered in this series, the community of Ramoth is in reality, no longer. Once a rather large, and even incorporated suburb of Asheville, most folks living in Buncombe County today have probably never heard of this North Asheville community. Indeed, at one time, Ramoth was so large, they intended … Continue reading Setting the Record Straight in Ramoth: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

Stumping for Suffrage in Jackson Park (Woolsey): 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

If you live in Asheville, you’ve probably taken a drive through it many times. Say, you’re headed to the Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary for a Sunday stroll after a brunch downtown. It is a section of Merrimon Avenue that begins descending in elevation starting somewhere about the time you reach Brookstone Church (formerly Merrimon Ave. … Continue reading Stumping for Suffrage in Jackson Park (Woolsey): 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

Perspectives on Grace: 52 Weeks 52 Communities

For this week's edition of 52 Weeks, 52 Communities we're reaching back into the HeardTell archives for two posts about Grace, a community in North Asheville. These posts were originally authored by NC Room Staff Zoe Rhine and Ione Whitlock. Grace, A Community that got absorbed by an avenue A View of Grace, Then and … Continue reading Perspectives on Grace: 52 Weeks 52 Communities

You Won’t Believe What We Have to Share: North Asheville in the Spotlight! Wednesday October 25th

North Asheville Neighborhood History Program Finale Date: Wednesday October 25, 2017 Time: 6:00-7:30 PM Place: Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium, lower level   Pat Fitzpatrick, a North Asheville resident of 40 years, and an interviewer extraordinaire, will tell about some of the most interesting and surprising stories uncovered through the 2017 North Asheville History Project. … Continue reading You Won’t Believe What We Have to Share: North Asheville in the Spotlight! Wednesday October 25th

“Maid’s Night Off” Tradition Held in North Asheville

"My parents went to the Beaver Lake Restaurant every Thursday because that was the maid's night off. We always had a maid when I was growing up. Everybody in that area did." [Jean Moore interview, MS338.003A] The Beaver Lake Drive-In was operated by Tom Vlahos and is the current site of Nick's Drive-In at 1461 Merrimon Avenue. … Continue reading “Maid’s Night Off” Tradition Held in North Asheville

North Asheville’s Music Scene: There’s More!

 "One of the most popular bands in the sixties in Asheville was Bee Bumble and the Stingers. They were a garage band that the whole neighborhood in Lakeview Park near Robinhood, used to hear practice in their garage. A lot of Asheville's finest were raised in North Asheville." [From an oral interview with Nancy Alenier … Continue reading North Asheville’s Music Scene: There’s More!

North Asheville’s Music Scene Was Down and Gritty!

Yes, you read that right.  In the 1970s and 1980s North Asheville was the place to go for live music and dancing! The North Asheville History Project is underway. Fifteen North Asheville residents have now been interviewed and Scan Day at North Branch, Saturday April 8 was a great success. Our documentation and knowledge of North … Continue reading North Asheville’s Music Scene Was Down and Gritty!

ANNOUNCING: THE NORTH ASHEVILLE HISTORY PROJECT

The North Asheville History Project (NAHP) The NAHP is being conducted by the North Carolina Room, Pack Memorial Library through the North Asheville Library branch. 1030 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804 TEL:  828-250-4752 The purpose of this project is to preserve the unique characteristics of living in North Asheville. This is a pilot program which … Continue reading ANNOUNCING: THE NORTH ASHEVILLE HISTORY PROJECT