- View, Cottages, Thompson's Bromine Arsenic Springs (Healing Springs), Ashe County, North Carolina
- Original Format:
- Color slides
- 2 x 2 in.
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Ashe County (N.C.)
- Digital Project:
- Preservation North Carolina
- Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by Preservation North Carolina
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- Ashe County
- North Carolina
- Provenance note:
- William Barker discovered the springs in 1885. H. V. Thompson acquired the property soon after, and in 1887, he built a hotel on the property.
- Architectural note:
- A small octagonal springhouse and a row of small frame cottages remain at this once popular health resort.
- Historical note:
- The spring water found on the property contains sodium arseniate and sodium bromide and was advertised as having healing powers. Health resorts like this one were once important to the economy and played a role in the social history of the Appalachians. After a period of disuse, Thompson's Bromine Arsenic Springs has been rehabilitated. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Ashe County (N.C.)
National Register of Historic Places
Springs (Bodies of water)
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration
- Latitude, Longitude:
- 36.502222, -81.395833