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Flat Rock News

Heritage cedar removed from Saluda Cottages lawn

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In 1981 the N.C. State Forest Service recognized the Incense Cedar Tree at Saluda Cottages in Flat Rock as the North Carolina State Champion Incense Cedar.   Read Story »

Tags: historic homes | trees | heritage trees | Saluda Cottages

Fletcher News

Original cornerstone coming home to the Meadows

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FLETCHER — A pivotal chapter in local history is about to come full circle as the cornerstone from the historic Meadows property in Fletcher is returned to its original location.   Read Story »

Tags: Southern Appalachian culture | historic homes | Westfeldt family | The Meadows | Calvary Episcopal Church

Etowah Business

80-year-old Brightwaters Guesthouse restored and reopened

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The 80-year-old Brightwaters Guesthouse and surrounding property has been restored and reopened as rental housing.   Read Story »

Tags: tourism | Horse Shoe | historic homes

Henderson County Life

Loft tours showcase upstairs living downtown

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The creativity of seven interior designers will be on display during Historic Downtown Hendersonville’s Designer Showcase Saturday, April 18, through May 2.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | historic homes

Flat Rock Life

Historic homes open for Flat Rock tour

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FLAT ROCK — Six years since it last hosted a home tour, Historic Flat Rock is offering a look inside four private homes and the historic St. John in the Wilderness church and cemetery on Saturday, July 12.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Flat Rock | historic homes

Flat Rock News

Bankruptcy judge OKs purchase of historic Mountain Lodge

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FLAT ROCK — Historic Flat Rock expects to close July 11 on the purchase of the historic Mountain Lodge after a bankruptcy judge approved its offer of $550,000 last month.     Read Story »

Tags: Historic Flat Rock | historic homes | Mountain Lodge

Flat Rock News

Flat Rock group hopes to save Mountain Lodge

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FLAT ROCK — One of the most historic homes in Flat Rock — and also one of the most time-ravaged and costly to save — would go to Historic Flat Rock Inc. if a bankruptcy court in South Carolina approves the sale.   Read Story »

Tags: History | Historic Flat Rock | historic homes | Mountain Lodge

Henderson County News

Planners cool to historic property tax breaks

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After working for six years on a way to recognize historic landmarks, the Henderson County Historic Resources Commission sent to the Planning Board a draft ordinance that would allow the county to grant historic preservation tax breaks.     Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County History | Henderson County Historic Resources Commission | historic homes

Fletcher Life

Moss to speak on 'Rugby Grange'

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The Henderson County Heritage Museum will host local author Bill Moss, who will present a slide show and talk on his book, The Westfeldts of Rugby Grange, at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Historic Courthouse.     Read Story »

Tags: History | Bill Moss | Henderson County Heritage Museum | historic homes | Vaughan Fitzpatrick | Westfeldt family | Rugby Grange

Hendersonville News

Brookland anchored a vast estate

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Brookland, built in 1836 as a summer home, is now surrounded by subdivisions of much newer homes yet still isolated on its own 9½-acre site atop a gentle rise.   Read Story »

Tags: History | Historic Flat Rock | Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission | historic homes