The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Brevard's Main Street Is A Historic District


Last updated 1/11/2016 at 11:15am

These two photographs of the Aethelwold, taken nearly 90 years apart, illustrate how major changes to the exterior of buildings eliminated them from being contributing structures.

The Main Street Historic District in Brevard was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The district is located in the center of town and covers approximately 13 acres. The district includes three blocks of Main Street and one block on each of South Broad, Jordan, North Caldwell and Probart streets, plus buildings in the Times Arcade Alley.

To be considered, buildings had to be at least 50 years old at the time and have only slight renovations. Within the area there were originally 32 buildings that met the criteria. Twelve additional buildings are considered non-contr...

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