Architectural Tidbits

The House that J. K. Sugg Built!

By Dale Wayne Slusser When researching the history of a house, the primary goals, for me, are to try to discover who had the house built, who was the builder and/or architect, and when was the house built.  Usually, the answers to these three questions, in most cases,...

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The Mysterious “White Boulders”

by Dale Wayne Slusser An East Asheville homeowner inquired of the Preservation Society, if anyone in the Society knew anything about the mysterious dressed granite stone, incised with the name “WHITE BOULDERS”, which sits on top of a low stone wall along Old Chunns...

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Asknish: A Small Cottage with a Big History

“Here lived Miss Agnes and Lucia Campbell, two very sweet and indigent Southern gentlewomen…” By Dale Wayne Slusser In 1889, northern millionaire George Washington Vanderbilt, began construction of his 250-room mansion, “Biltmore” on a hill above the southern bank of...

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