The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Kilpatricks Were Leading Brevard Builders


Kilpatrick House

Branson's North Carolina Business Directory, 1896 lists Kilpatrick Brothers Building in Brevard. Chester Columbus and Robert Porter Kilpatrick were sons of Benjamin and Mary Kilpatrick. Both worked in the construction business. C.C. Kilpatrick also operated Kilpatrick Funeral Home for more than 40 years and served as Transylvania County Sheriff for three two-year terms.

Robert Kilpatrick's obituary states that he "built a majority of the business buildings of Brevard and hundreds of homes." Several of the large homes on West Probart Street, including his own, were constructed by Kilpat...

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