Guide to the Biltmore House, Asheville, North Carolina, Postcards, circa 1890

Summary Information

Title: Biltmore House, Asheville, North Carolina, Postcards, circa 1890
Collection: AC.1078
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 envelope)
Abstract:

This collection is two cardstock-backed photographs of the construction of the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina, circa 1890.

Creator: Lindsey Art Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina

Biographical/Historical Note

Building of the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina began in 1889. It took six years to complete. Once completed the house itself took up four acres of land. It contains 250 rooms, 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, and 65 fireplaces. Still today people come to see and tour the magnificent and majestic house and its grounds.

Scope and Contents

In this collection are two cardstock-mounted photographs of the Biltmore House under construction, Asheville, North Carolina, taken by T.H. Lindsey, circa 1890. One is very faded, but the house is still visible. On the back of the other is a descriptive narrative of Asheville and vicinity, Class A. It was printed by the Lindsey Art Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina.

Arrangement

This collection is housed in one envelope.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This was purchased from L&T Respess in 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott in July 2015 with assistance from Claire Stamper.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.1078: Biltmore House, Asheville, North Carolina, Postcards, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina USA.

Container List

Biltmore House Photos of Construction, two, 1890