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Cabins & Castles

 

Cabins & Castles Book Cover

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.  Available through Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society.

 


Images of America: Asheville’s Albemarle Park

 

Albemarle Park Book CoverThe 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.

To purchase this book, please contact the Planning and Urban Design Department: 828-259-5830

 

 

 

 


 

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Asheville Travel Itinerary (NPS)

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Conservation Trust for North Carolina

Cultural Landscape Foundation

Cultural Resources Landscape Management Plan

Historic Landscape Initiative

Historic Preservation Month

National Park Service History and Culture

National Register of Historic Places

North Carolina Office of Archives and History

North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation (NPS)

Preserve America

Preservation Briefs (NPS)

Preservation North Carolina

Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County

Technical Preservation Services (NPS)

Western North Carolina Heritage

 


Contact Information

 

Alex Cole – 828-259-5638

 


Updated 01/27/2020


 

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