Photos of the home that exploded today on Pleasant Ridge Drive in East Asheville., gathered and published on Twitter by Asheville residents shortly after the incident.
Federal bankruptcy court documents filed by the owner of the Richmond Hill Inn show that the loss of the inn’s historic mansion to fire on March 20 was valued at $7 million, including $25,000 in oriental rugs, $55,000 in food and wine and an unknown amount to replace the irreplaceable — a portrait of Gabrielle Pearson, the wife of the congressman and ambassador who built the original Victorian mansion in 1889.
Five months before a devastating March 19 fire destroyed the historic Richmond Hill Inn, legal battles had been heating up between the current and former owners of the property. Investigators believe the blaze was intentionally set. A landmark lost: A devastating early morning fire March 19 destroyed the Richmond Hill Inn’s historic main building. Investigators […]
Statement praises fire fighters, offers refunds to brides-to-be who booked the facility, discusses Inn’s financial state and offers assistance in fire investigation
The fire that destroyed the historic Richmond Hill Inn early Thursday was intentionally set, according to a release from the Asheville Fire Department. There is no suspect at this time.
(UPDATED 2 p.m. with photos) Fire in the early night hours of March 19 burned an extensive portion of Richmond Hill Inn. Here’s the initial report, via citizen reporting on Twitter.