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Catholic Hill School - Basement

Catholic Hill School (Asheville, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Catholic Hill School - Basement
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Basements
Floor plans
Original Format:
Tracings; 13 1.4 x 20 7/8
Item identifier:
aam_RS0166_0001
Architect:
Genre:
Architectural drawings
Design and construction documents
Digital Project:
Beaux Arts to Modernism

Source information

Repository:
Asheville Art Museum
Collection:
Richard Sharp Smith Collection (aam_RS) held by
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from the Asheville Art Museum.
Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building:

Architect:
Built:
Street:
Valley St. at the corner of Catholic Ave.
Community:
Asheville
State:
North Carolina
General note:
Asheville's first public school for black children, Catholic Hill School opened in 1892. In 1917 the building was destroyed and seven fatalities resulted. Following the destruction of Catholic Hill School in 1917, classes were conducted in different places around the community as close to the site of the original structure as possible. The school was replaced in 1922 and was known as Stephens-Lee, the first black four-year high school in Asheville. Note - Modern maps of Asheville do not include a Catholic Avenue.
Location:
Asheville (N.C.)
Subjects:
School buildings
Latitude, Longitude:
35.6, -82.55
External Resources:
Catholic Hill School Fire Article, 1917
Catholic Hill School Photograph and Information
Catholic Hill School Photograph
Western North Carolina Heritage Chronology

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