By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Boarding Houses Vital To Local Economy

 

Boarding houses were a vital part of the local economy from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s.

Boarding houses were a vital part of the local economy from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s.

Tourism brochures dating from around 1907 through 1929 invite "vacationists" to relax in the small-town comforts of Brevard and Transylvania County. Although there were several larger hotels, including the Aethelwold and Franklin Inn in Brevard and Lake Toxaway Inn, many visitors chose to stay at the less expensive and homier boarding houses. Rates ranged from $5-15 per week and included meals.

Boarding houses provided a home-like atmosphere with fresh, wholesome meals in settings ranging...



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