Part biography, part travel guide, Bruce Johnson’s latest book highlights key landmarks and locations the three literary icons visited or frequented during their respective stays in Asheville in the 1930s.
Prior to the formation of the Asheville Fire Department in 1882, residents and business owners had only themselves and their neighbors to rely on.
Now in its third year, and with more events than ever before, the weeklong Celebrate Zelda! festival, running Friday, March 9, to Friday, March 16, includes art exhibits, cocktail parties, gaming competitions and more.
Dr. Robert S. Carroll founded Highland Hospital in 1904. Originally located on Haywood Street in downtown Asheville, it was first known as Dr. Carroll’s Sanitarium.
The bus shelters, located at both the north-and southbound-stops on Montford Ave. and Cullowhee Street, feature doubled-sided panels that provide an overview of four distinct aspects of the neighborhood’s history.
A series of events held March 10, including a benefit party featuring the Firecracker Jazz Band, honor of one of Asheville’s first resident celebrity artists. The celebration will help not only with raising funds for Aurora Studio & Gallery, but in fighting the stigma of mental illness.
The play depicting the life of Zelda Fitzgerald just before her death in the Highland Hospital fire of 1948.