Colorful Mansions in Old Asheville

Late in the 19th century, and in the early 20th century, there was big money in Asheville from lumber, mining, textiles, and sanatoriums. During that time, large Victorian and Queen Anne homes were constructed, and they survive today because of their beauty and rarity.

Wright InnThe Wright Inn in the historic Montford district is now a popular B & B…

Yellow Queen AnneAnother Montford classic…  A turret puts this dowager in the Queen Anne style…

Yellow Hill HouseThis hilltop frivolity is one of the largest homes in the Montford District.

Purple HouseAn unusual lavender number in Montford.                                                    Photo by E. J. Zazulak

Holy TrinityHoly Trinity Greek Orthodox Church anchors the Montford neighborhood.      By E.J. Zazulak

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Another Montford Stunner

Grove Park RoofThis bungalow on Sunset Mountain is in the style of its historic neighbor the Grove Park Inn, below.

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The Grove Park Inn  1913

beaux arts

At the same time, the French Beaux Art style found its way to downtown buildings. Photo by E.J. Zazulak

Methodist FrontClassical Gothic was the choice on many city churches during this period.            E.J. Zazulak

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s & h ashevilleAfter these homes were finished, the Art Deco movement became popular in uptown Asheville buildings. The S & W Cafeteria, with its ceramic tile decoration, remains one of the most captivating.                                                                                         photo by E.J. Zazulak

Asheville 8Asheville is truly an architectural showplace at 2,400 feet above sea level.

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Colorful Mansions in Old Asheville

  1. Beautiful mansions and photos as well…..have been through Asheville but never really saw the beauty of it.  Traveling does that!

    By the way, have you ever visited Madison, GA?  When Brad went to the Masters, he usually stayed there with Bill Jesson.  Always said he wanted me to see it, but he became too ill to make the trip.  He did bring beautiful pictures of the area. Thanks for the picturesPatsy

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