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A Guide to the Historic Architecture of WNC



“This portable field guide to the historic architecture of western North Carolina covers 1,200 historic buildings in 25 counties in the foothills and mountains. It introduces readers to the region’s rich and diverse architectural heritage – from the log farmstead to the opulent mountain retreat, and from ancient Cherokee earthen mounds to twentieth-century hydroelectric dams and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Written for travelers and residents alike, the guide offers concise entries on notable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities, emphasizing buildings that are visible from the road and indicating sites that are open to the public.”  Paperback.  471 pages.