By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Architectural Surveys Provide Excellent Information


October 10, 2016

Structures surveyed included both small and large buildings on farms and in towns, such as the privy on the Looney Banther farm in the Whitewater section of the county and the former Brevard Lumber building on King Street in Brevard. (Courtesy photos)

JHPC (Joint Historical Preservation Commission) architectural survey files are an excellent source of information for historical structures in Transylvania County. Many of the photographs of homes and businesses used in Picturing the Past articles are from the countywide architectural survey taken between September 1990 and September 1991.

An outside consultant, along with local history experts, combed the county, identifying properties that were at least 50 years old and that retained their historic and architectural integrity.

After the survey was completed, an overview of the county's...

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