The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Galloway-Radford House Added As Landmark


The Galloway-Radford House has peddledash exterior and brick corner pilasters. The one-story porch wraps from the front around both sides of the home.

As an update to the Jan. 4, 2016 Picturing the Past article, there are 21 locally designated Historic Land-marks. The Galloway-Radford House was added this past summer.

Thomas C. Galloway was born Nov. 27, 1837, in what was then Buncombe County. He served with the Transylvania Volunteers for almost three years during the Civil War until being wounded. He was later captain of Company H, 69th Regiment. Following the war he settled in Alabama, where he married and raised a family. After the death of his first wife, Galloway married Belle McCarrell and returned to Brevard. Galloway was 72 years old at the time; Belle was 26.

The Galloways built a large two-story Queen Anne/Colonial Revival style home on the edge of Brevard. The home is located on a hill that would have had a view of farmlands and the French Broad River valley. Thomas Galloway died Aug. 3, 1917 and is buried in Gadsden, Ala.

On Dec. 29, 1919, Belle married Samuel Radford. Census records state that Radford was a real estate salesman.

For many years Belle operated a boarding house for summer visitors at their home. A tourism brochure from the early 1920s offers this description: "With modern conveniences and a central location, the Radford home, conducted by Mrs. S.W. Radford, is a favorite with many visitors who enjoy the home-like air and satisfying fare and service. It is most convenient to many points of interest, walks, drives and motor rides, yet emphasizes the pleasures of country life to the full."

For more information on local designations and the Joint Historic Preservation Commission, contact Transylvania County Planning & Community Development. The JHPC is an advisory board to the Transylvania County Commissioners, the City of Brevard and the town of Rosman. Anyone interested in serving on this board may apply on the Transylvania County website.

(Photographs and infor-mation for this column are provided by the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Lib-rary. Visit the N.C. 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 marcy.thompson@transylvaniacounty. org or (828) 884-3151 ext. 242.)


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