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Public Square, Asheville

This 1888 photograph depicts the public square with the Buck Hotel can be seen in the background at left. Ashville during the late 19th century was growing as you can see by the carts, people in the streets, and businesses in the background. By the turn of the 20th century (1890-1920) Ashville was booming.

To learn more about Asheville during the late 19th and early 20th century go to:

Asheville and Buncombe County, by, F.A. Sondley


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Citation (Chicago Style): 

[North Public Square, Buck Hotel, left background -- 1888]. 1888. From F.A. Sondley, Asheville and Buncombe County (Asheville: The Citizen Co., 1922), p. 178. Internet Archive. (Accessed December 19, 2018).

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