The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Caldwell Street Was Town's Main Route


Last updated 12/30/2013 at 9:30am

A line of trees and a small building (the city fire and street department) are located between the McMinn Building on the left and the Courthouse on the left in this photo from the early 1900s.

Originally the town of Brevard consisted of 50 acres. There was a town square for public use with four small lots on each the east and west sides. Main Street was laid out running east-west through the square. Broad Street ran to the south only.

Seventy larger lots were laid out along the east-west streets of Poor, Jordan and Morgan. The name of Poor Street was later changed to Probart, named for W. Probart Poor. The north-south streets were England, Caldwell, Gaston, John-stone (now Johnson) and Rice. Caldwell Street was the main thoroughfare running in that direction.

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