Nan K. Chase has written the first new comprehensive history of Asheville, North Carolina, in a generation. Illustrated with dozens of historic photographs, this book describes how a special American city built its distinctive architectural heritage.
Once part of an early American livestock route, Asheville became a noted resort town in the early 1800’s. Later, as a Gilded Age boom town, Asheville attracted big-spending magnates who liked building. Their triumphs and tragedies make for some great reading.
Use this book as background before visiting the ever-hip city of Asheville.