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View, Cottages, Thompson's Bromine Arsenic Springs (Healing Springs), Ashe County, North Carolina

Thompson's Bromine and Arsenic Springs (Ashe County, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
View, Cottages, Thompson's Bromine Arsenic Springs (Healing Springs), Ashe County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Cottages
Original Format:
Color slides
Extent:
2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh1012pnc001
Created Date:
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Location:
Ashe County (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Preservation North Carolina
Collection:
Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by Preservation North Carolina
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 Preservation North Carolina. For general information see the Preservation North Carolina website (http://www.presnc.org).
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: Thompson's Bromine and Arsenic Springs -- Healing Springs (Ashe County, North Carolina)

Built:
Community:
Ashe County
State:
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.
Location:
Ashe County (N.C.)
Appalachian Region
Subjects:
Springhouses
Vacation homes
Cottages
Historic sites
National Register of Historic Places
Sodium arseniate
Sodium bromide
Springs (Bodies of water)
Health resorts
Frame houses
Historic districts
Hotels
Mountains
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration
Latitude, Longitude:
36.502222, -81.395833