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Cottage for S.G. Bernard - Chestnut St.--Front - No. 4

Silas G. Bernard Cottage, Chestnut Street (Asheville, N.C.)
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Cottage for S.G. Bernard - Chestnut St.--Front - No. 4
Elevations (Building divisions)
Original Format:
Tracings; 18 1/4 x 14 _
Item identifier:
Created Date:
Architectural drawings
Design and construction documents
Digital Project:
Beaux Arts to Modernism

Source information

Asheville Art Museum
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.
Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from the Asheville Art Museum.
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.


Provenance note:
Silas G. Bernard was Chief of Police and secretary of Blue Ridge Development Company.
Architectural note:
Respected architects R. S. Smith and J. A. Tennent contributed designs for many of the buildings.
Historical note:
This is a contributing resource in the Chestnut Hill Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The Chestnut Hill Historic District is a compact late 19th- and early 20th-century residential neighborhood that began as the outskirts of Asheville. The construction and population growth brought on by the railroad fostered the development of Chestnut Hill into a fine housing district. Far from being a neighborhood inhabited only by the wealthy, a variety of housing was built and servants and laborers resided here as well as businessmen, lawyers, teachers and other professionals. East Chestnut Street is a busy, tree-lined cross street bisecting the district, lined with large houses that represent the aray of nationally popular architectural styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Asheville (N.C.)
Housing, Single family
Latitude, Longitude:
35.6, -82.55
External Resources:
National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary, Asheville: Chestnut Hill Historic District
Asheville City Directory, 1906

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