Montford: Boom to Bust and Back!
Lenoir Rhyne Boardroom at Asheville Chamber
November 14th, 2018 – 5:30 PM
Join the Presevation Society for a talk about Montford: Boom to Bust and Back, the life cycle of a neighborhood. Montford was designed to be the premier subdivision near Asheville, later to become a blighted area full of drugs and crime and brave new pioneers. Sharon Fahrer reveals a picture of a neighborhood that was swallowed up by the City of Asheville creating a trolley suburb. Discover some of Montford’s illustrious residents, its mansions and its hovels, its trials, tribulations and triumphs, what was lost and what remains. Learn what clues from the past alert visitors and residents alike to the story of this historic neighborhood. Has the mystery of how Montford was named been solved? Where was Stumptown? Who were the first residents? How did Montford reinvent itself? What homes have been lost and why? Who designed the original homes and who lived in them?
Why is Montford so economically diverse and can it last? Sharon Fahrer will answer these questions and some that you may add when you attend this program.