The Transylvania Times -

Picturing The Past: Large Homes Served As Boarding Houses - Brevard, NC

 

January 22, 2018

Early stores on West Main, late 1800s.

While downtown Brevard was constructing a brick business district, prosperous local residents were building large homes in a variety of architectural styles for their families or to be used as boarding houses.

William Breese moved to Brevard in the 1890s. He operated the Brevard Roller Flour Mill on King Creek. Breese built a large, two-story frame house on Caldwell Street just south of King Creek. The house had a two-tier porch across the entire front.

By the early 1900s Breese's daughters were operating it as a boarding house known as the Transylvania Lodge. They could accommodate...



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