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Residence- Montford Ave.- for Lon Mitchell- Esq.--Front View (Pack Exhibit #59)

Lon Mitchell House (Asheville, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Residence- Montford Ave.- for Lon Mitchell- Esq.--Front View (Pack Exhibit #59)
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Facades
Porches
Balusters (Railing components)
Shingles
Original Format:
Tracings
Item identifier:
aam_RS0266_0001
Architect:
Smith, Richard Sharp, 1852-1924 more info on Smith, Richard Sharp, 1852-1924 
Genre:
Architectural drawings
Design and construction documents
Location:
Asheville (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Beaux Arts to Modernism

Source information

Repository:
Asheville Art Museum
Collection:
Richard Sharp Smith Collection (aam_RS) held by Asheville Art Museum
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: Mitchell, Lon and Mrs. Lon Mitchell House (Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina)

Architect:
more info on Smith, Richard Sharp, 1852-1924 
Built:
Street:
214 Montford Ave.
Community:
Asheville
State:
NC
Zip:
28801
Provenance note:
Drawings show that the building plans were drawn up for Lon Mitchell Esquire, however other records state that the new building was owned by Mrs. Lon Mitchell. It is probable that Mr. Mitchell passed away before his home was completed.
Historical note:
Montford Historic District retains more than 600 buildings, most of which were built between 1890 and 1920, and includes a variety of architectural influences reflecting the cosmopolitan character of Asheville during the turn of the 20th century. Victorian, Queen Anne and Arts and Crafts styles combined with Neoclassical, Colonial Revival and castle-like motifs, result in an overall complex quality of designs and artistic talent throughout the neighborhood. Asheville architect Richard Sharp Smith produced numerous residential homes in Montford. Smith's preference for pebbledash, shingles, high-pitched roofs and heavy stone foundations contributed to an overall form for the neighborhood.
Location:
Asheville (N.C.)
Subjects:
Housing, Single family
Houses
Historic districts
Latitude, Longitude:
35.602155, -82.564365