The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Ecusta Was More Than A Workplace


After hours gathering of shift workers.

Before Ecusta was torn down, the library had the opportunity to get a few things from the offices. This included photographs which were added to a collection of Ecusta related photographs that various people have donated to the library through the years.

There are about 500 photographs all together. They include shots of people and machinery inside the plant, exterior shots, pictures of various sports teams and recreational activities and gatherings at Camp Strauss. The photographs are in three albums and have been scanned.

At least half of these photographs contain partial or no identification. If you are interested in helping identify some of the people, activities and events in these pictures, visit the North Carolina Room during regular library hours, Monday through Friday.

The photograph collection in the North Carolina Room also includes albums covering downtown Brevard, businesses outside of Brevard, churches, DuPont, historic homes, landscapes and waterfalls, logging and railroads, mills, people, schools and the Silversteen family and businesses. All of the albums are available for browsing. These photographs have also been scanned.

Ecusta, Winding Department

The photograph indexes are available on the Transylvania County Lib-rary's website at library.transylvaniacoun Click on the Local History button, then Digital Collections for these indexes. Digital copies of historical photographs are available free of charge to users who agree to the library's Conditions of Use Policy.

(Photographs and information for this column are provided by the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Lib-rary. Visit the NC Room during regular library hours (Monday-Friday) to learn more about our history and see additional photographs. For more information, comments or suggestions, contact Marcy at or (828) 884-3151 ext. 242.)


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