The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Renowned Architect Built Several Brevard Homes


This is the front of the Brevard Presbyterian Church Manse.

Architect Richard Sharp Smith was born and educated in England. He immigrated to the United States in 1882 and in 1886 began working for Richard Morris Hunt in New York. Hunt sent Smith to Asheville as the supervising architect for the Biltmore House in 1889.

After completing work throughout the Biltmore Estate and nearby Biltmore Village Smith opened a private practice. He designed a large number of governmental and commercial buildings, as well as private homes in Asheville and throughout western North Carolina. Smith used a variety of styles including Tudor Revival, Colonial Reviva...

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