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Picturing The Past: Stillwell Designed Many Older Homes

 

September 4, 2017

Thomas Shipman's house was located where Shepard Square condominiums are today.

Erle Stillwell moved to Hendersonville as a young man in the early 1900s. In January 1904 he invested in property near Laurel Park. Over the next few years he studied architecture at Cornell University and traveled throughout Europe. By 1913 Stillwell had returned to Hendersonville and had begun his long career in architecture.

Stillwell went on to design many large fashionable homes in Henderson, Buncombe, Polk and Transylvania counties. He built his reputation on adapting the Tudor, Colonial, Georgian and Neoclassical revival styles popular in the early 20th century. Stillwell was k...



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