Cabins & Castles
Cabins & Castles was first published in 1981, a joint effort of the Historic Resources Commission and the North Carolina Division of Archives and History. The book became enormously popular with natives, tourists, historians and preservationists as a primary source of knowledge about Buncombe County’s rich cultural history.
Cabins & Castles contains two major sections: a historical overview and the specific record of individual historic properties within the County, primarily those constructed prior to 1930. Historical sketches of Buncombe County and Asheville, written by John Ager and Talmadge Powell, are followed by Douglas Swaim’s essay on local architectural history. Numerous historic photographs illustrate these essays and provide context for the individual properties featured in the second section.
Images of America: Asheville's Albemarle Park
The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today.
Contact HRC staff if to purchase book. (828) 259-5638
Stacy Merten, Director
Alex Cole, Historic Resources/Planner I