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Historical Photos from West Asheville

Hominy Creek Dam & Powerhouse

Hominy Power Plant dam, built 1892 by E.G. Carrier, 30 ft hight and 250 ft long, on the "Stevens" site, 2 mi SE of Sulphur Springs, in Buncombe Co.

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Belmont Hotel

Sulphur Springs Hotel, located 5 miles west of Asheville, near School Rd, in Malvern Hills. Springs discovered 2/28/1827 by Robert Henry, a veteran of King's Mtn and the first schooteacher in WNC. Original wooden hotel built ca 1831 by Henry and his son-in-law, Col. Reuben Deaver. L-shaped with double piazzas in front. By 1848 could accomodate 200 guests. AKA Deaver's Springs. Burned December 1862, rebuilt as this brick building by E.G. Carrier in 1887, then known as Carrier's Springs (later The Belmont). Burned again 8/24/1892.

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Malvern Hills

On June 13, 1925, Malvern Hills was recorded at the Buncombe County Courthouse and the final blocks were platted February 18th of the following year.

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