The Transylvania Times -

By Jeremiah Reed
Staff Writer 

Aethelwold Returns To Former Glory - Brevard NC

 

The streets may be in slightly better condition, and the primary mode of transportation may no longer be bicycles, but with all restorations complete, the Aethelwold building in downtown Brevard looks nearly identical to how it did when compared to this historic photo. (Times photo by Jeremiah Reed)

When Tim Hall purchased the historic Aethelwold building in downtown Brevard more than 20 years ago, what had once been called the city's "crown jewel" was far past its glory days and in danger of being demolished because of a lack of maintenance.

However, when Hall looked at the building, he didn't see a dilapidated former hotel – all he saw was potential.

"I always – from the time I first bought the building – had wanted to restore all the original features of the exterior, including the third floor and the roof, the arches on the corner and the entryways. So, now we're moving ahe...



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