Caroline Spears Cope – Daughter, Wife, Homemaker

Caroline Spears Cope – Daughter, Wife, Homemaker

Though well over a hundred people were enslaved by the Smith and McDowell families and many of them worked in Buck House and on its grounds on a day-to-day basis, we know very little about their individual identities. Enslaved African Americans were not allowed to...
Historic Landmarks: Past & Future

Historic Landmarks: Past & Future

Asheville is justifiably proud of its 1920s art deco downtown. A result of the Great Depression was a dearth of new construction for the next fifty years as Asheville repaid its debts. A fortuitous side effect of this fiscal austerity was the preservation of what is...