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(caption title) Asheville--the Ideal Autumn and Winter Resort City
(cover) Autumn and Winter in Asheville Life Outdoors
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Autumn and Winter in Asheville Life Outdoors

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Map of Golf Links

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ASHEVILLE--the Ideal Autumn and Winter Resort City




        ASHEVILLE, the "Madonna of the Mountains" of the glorious region of Western North Carolina, is a superb twentieth-century American city. Indeed, it is far more than that.

        Any description of the city were trite and inadequate that pictured it merely as modern and beautiful, healthful and restful, and "famous as a tourist resort." These adjectives may he applied truthfully to Asheville, but they do not convey to the reader the real impression of the city and of its environment.

        Asheville has as many facets as an exquisitely cut diamond. It is it place of curious and charming anomalies--anomalies that blend, one with another, in a way so natural as to be a source of constant delight to the beholder. It is modern, yet primitive; it is quaint, yet conventional; it is softly- beautiful, yet ruggedly picturesque; and it has all urban facilities with all rural advantages.

        Its environment is a region of sweetness and balm; of sunshine and glory; of magnificence and grandeur; of sublimity and inspiration, unsurpassed in their marvels of combination in the world.

        Autumnal tints which glorify the mountains in the "Land of the Sky" and the increased ozone in the atmosphere for the autumn and winter months make the joy of living each day greater than the day before.

        The out-door life is particularly enjoyable at these periods of the year and one is most eager to be out-doors every moment of daylight and is thus prepared to enjoy every moment of rest and recreation of the night time.

        Asheville is and has its being for its friends. The fame of its hospitality is globe-encircling. Established in 1791, it is one of the oldest cities in the mid-South country. It is the seat of historic Buncombe County, which was named in honor of Colonel Edward Buncombe, a native of St. Kitts, West Indies, who was one of the pioneers of the Western North Carolina section upon which Nature

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Southern Railway Station
Asheville, N.C.

        Double Track Scene
Southern Railway near Asheville, N.C.

        Asheville, Country Club,
Asheville, N.C.

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has been so lavish in the bestowal of her charms. Over the entrance to Colonel Buncombe's spacious home was the legend,

                         "To Buncombe Hall Welcome All."

        Long years ago, the hospitable citizens of Asheville adopted that legend as the motto of their city; and up to its letter and to its spirit they live. Their doors swing wide to the visitor, whether he come for pleasure, for health, for recreation, or for business.

An Ideal Autumn and Winter Resort

        Delightfully situated at the confluence of the beautiful Swannanoa with the historic French Broad River, in the center of a vast plateau, diversified by purling streams and exquisite valleys, with a mild and salubrious climate, and surrounded by wonderful mountain and sylvan scenery, Asheville is one of the most fascinating resort cities in Europe or America. Cradled by the Black Mountains on the east, by the Great Smokies and Balsam Mountains on the west and southwest, and by the tumultuous ranges of the Southern Appalachians on the north, the Asheville plateau has become a great national recreation ground, ideal for autumn and winter sojourners, as well as for summer tourists.

        A thesis published in the Medical Record, upon the advantages of the Asheville plateau, says in part:

        "The plateau is all elevated tableland, somewhat triangular in shape, embracing some six thousand square miles of Western North Carolina, with a general elevation of two thousand feet above the sea level, though altitudes up to six thousand feet may be had for the climbing any day in the year. Hills, valleys, rivers and forests so diversify this intramontane expanse as to make it lovely and restful to the eye beyond the power of my pen to portray.

        "There can hardly be room for controversy that upon this plateau may be enjoyed the golden mean of American climate. With medium altitude, dry, tonic, invigorating ozoniferous atmosphere, the region cannot fail to grow in popularity."

        The mean annual temperature of Asheville is 55° F. Sudden changes in temperature, always nerve-destroying and bone-racking, never occur; and there is scarcely a day throughout the year when golf, tennis, horse-back riding, automobiling, carriage-driving and mountain-climbing may not be enjoyed to the utmost.

        Here is the very heart of the "Land of the Sky," enshrined in romance and in song, which enjoys a greater number of perfectly clear, or only partly cloudy, days than any other part of North America. In this favored land, the falls and winters, gorgeous in their autumnal and perennial colorings, are mild, invigorating and delightful; and the springs and summers, in their freshness of beauty and charm of climate, are unequalled.

Superb Transportation Facilities

        The transportation facilities of Asheville and the territory contiguous to it are of the highest standard of excellence known to American railroading. Topographically, the city is the axis of a great circle, the radii of which are the divisions of the Southern Railway centering there front Salisbury, Spartanburg, Murphy, Morristown and Lake Toxaway. Those cities are the terminii located on the circumference of the great imaginary circle which encloses the "Land of the Sky."

        Especially for autumn and winter, visitors to this wonderful region, the Southern Railway's train service has been made as complete, convenient, comfortable and luxurious as energy, skill and money can make it. Through Pullman cars are operated between Asheville and New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Norfolk, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Louisville, Lexington, Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Jacksonville, Savannah, Charleston and Columbia, and through parlor cars from Raleigh and

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"BILTMORE"--A marvel of architecture and landscape gardening.

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Goldsboro. Direct connections are made by the Southern Railway from and to every part of the Country.

        Visitors to Asheville will find a beautiful city of 32,000 people, modern and admirably maintained, with broad, well-paved streets, handsome and finely constructed buildings, equipped with every facility for convenience and luxury and up-to-the-minute in every respect. It has an excellent and highly efficient street-car system, the cars of which traverse the principal thoroughfares and connect every part of the city with points of interest and beauty in the suburbs.

        As an educational center Asheville has a nation-wide reputation. Its public school system is excellent and thoroughly supervised; it has numerous academies and colleges, many of them surrounded by beautiful grounds, including the Asheville School for Boys; the Bingham School for Boys; the Asheville Normal Institute, maintained by the Presbyterian Church, North, for the higher education of young women; St. Genevieve's College for Girls; Asheville School for Girls; Hillside Convent; Asheville Business College; and the Home Industrial School, maintained by the Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church, which is affording both city and mountain girls an opportunity to obtain a practical education. It has it fine public library with many thousands of well-selected volumes in its bookracks, and beautiful churches of many denominations. Its morning and afternoon newspapers are notably superior--ably edited, enterprising and progressive.

        The city government is scientific and hygienic. The health authorities closely supervise the sanitation and general health conditions of the city, leaving nothing undone that may promote its welfare.

        It is a boast of the citizens of Asheville that their system of water-works and their water supply are the finest in the country. The city owns its watershed of approximately ten thousand acres of unbroken forest. The water, as pure as driven snow, bubbles from countless springs at the summit of Mount Mitchell, the giant peak of eastern North America, and is conveyed from Crystal Falls to the city by gravity through a great main more than twenty miles in length.

        There are more than thirty-two miles of beautifully paved streets within the City limits of Asheville.

Out-Door Sports in Winter

        Delightful automobile boulevards and driveways radiate in every direction from the city. They are admirably constructed and maintained. They lead to innumerable points where commanding views are to be obtained of the most picturesque mountain and sylvan scenery. Scores of horse-back and foot trails beckon the follower into the very midst of primeval solitude. Many of the trails are easily followed and all of them afford pleasurable experiences, but the traveler, uninitiated in mountain-craft, might better not undertake an extended tramp along such trails unless accompanied by a competent guide, as he is likely soon to be lost in the dense forest.

        Year after year people from the North, the West and the far South visit Asheville expressly to continue their negotiation of the fascinating mountain trails. They are fond of mountain-climbing, with a bit of out-door "roughing-it" added, and they go prepared for any experience they may encounter. Usually they spend two or three days at a time on Mount Mitchell, Mt. Pisgah, or on other lofty peaks in the vicinity, either camping out at night or finding shelter in the hospitable cabin of a friendly mountaineer. They take the greatest delight in the sport and for months afterward relate their experiences with enthusiasm.

        No description of Asheville would be adequate without at least a reference to Biltmore, the

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The Big Room, (Lobby)
Grove Park Inn.

        Grove Park Inn
Asheville, N.C.

         Dining Room,
Grove Park Inn.

        Entrance to Elevator in Chimney
Grove Park Inn.

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magnificent estate of Mr. George W. Vanderbilt. It is one of the most beautiful and picturesque country homes in America. Beauty of scenery and charm of climate induced Mr. Vanderbilt, with all the world to choose from, to select this location.

        The estate contains, in the aggregate, more than 130,000 acres, approximately 120,000 acres of which are virgin forest. The forest tract comprises Mr. Vanderbilt's hunting preserves, "Pisgah Forest," which includes Mount Pisgah, one of the most wonderful peaks in North America. On the summit of this storm-beaten mountain Mr. Vanderbilt has established a handsome hunting lodge, where he spends much of his time while at Biltmore.

        That part of the estate under cult cultivation, known as "Pink Beds," comprises approximately 12,000 acres, and is one of the finest private parks in the world. It is bisected by the historic French Broad River and contains nearly seventy miles of excellent macadam roads and as many miles more of charming dirt drive-ways and bridle-paths.

        Almost in the center of "Pink Beds" is the wonderful chateau occupied by Mr. Vanderbilt. The Mansion is an elaborated version of the French Renaissance type of architecture. It is 375 feet long and 150 feet wide, and commands marvelous views of the estate and of the exquisite surroundings scenery. The structure is ornate and the general effect is heightened by the free employment of decorative sculpture.

        The natural beauty of the grounds surrounding the mansion has been increased by the skill of the landscape engineer. Hundreds of thousands of flowering plants and shrubs, from all parts of the world, have been grouped artistically about grounds and along the drive-ways; artificial lakes have been constructed; and many lovely vistas, surprising in their naturalness, have been designed.

        Mr. Vanderbilt has established on the estate a school of forestry under scientific management. Through it he is carrying on a great practical work not only in improving the trees in his own forests, but in promoting the science of forestry generally.

        Visitors are permitted to drive through the estate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. At those times they may visit the model dairy, with its hundred head of registered cows; the stock farms; and the scores of other interesting and beautiful places in Biltmore.

        Asheville is it city of hotels--several of them palatial in their appointments, equipment and service. The high standard of their excellence is one of the notable features of the far-famed city. In addition to the hotels, proper, there are scores of superior private boarding-houses, and many charming cottages and bungalows which may be leased.

        It seems almost bromidic to write that Asheville "has the finest resort hotel in the world;" yet, concretely, without equivocation or exaggeration, that is it fact.

The New Grove Park Inn Built for the Ages

        The Grove Park Inn is absolutely unique--unique in conception, in design, in construction, in furnishing, in decoration and in equipment. It is one of the notable monumental structures of this country. It was built, not for the present alone, but for ages yet to come, and it probably will be an object of wonder and of admiration of generations yet unborn.

        That Grove Park Inn is fire-proof is perfectly obvious. It is unburnable, simply because there is no more to burn about it than is about a stone-quarry. Mr. William S. Kenney, the manager of the Inn, a hotel host of wide and varied experience, consoles himself, after having two hotels burned over his head, with the thought that he has found what long has been sought--a hotel that cannot he destroyed by fire.

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THE MANOR--Adjoining Golf Course.

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        "If all the combustible material in the Inn," said Mr. Kenney to the writer, "should be piled in this reception lobby, drenched with kerosene and ignited, the fire would do no more damage than to discolor the walls and ceiling. The structure itself would remain uninjured, and guests on the upper floors, unless notified by somebody, never would know that a fire was in progress."

        North Carolina has enacted rigid laws requiting fire-escapes on all hotels and buildings generally occupied by many people. The state commission was invited to inspect Grove Park Inn to pass upon the erection of fire-escapes. The commission decided unanimously that they were manifestly unnecessary.

Magnificent Autumn and Winter Climate and Scenery

        Grove Park Inn was a conception of Dr. E. W. Grove, of St. Louis, and it has been carried to completion by Mr. F. L. Seely. Its location, on the side of Sunset Mountain, two miles and a half from the center of Asheville, was made possible by Dr. Grove's acquisition of the mountain and of hundreds of acres of that part of the plateau now known as Grove Park.

        Convinced that Asheville is one of the most delightful autumn and winter resort cities in the world--made so by Nature which gave it a mild and salubrious climate and afforded opportunities for out-door pleasures denied in the North and West--as well as a charming spot for summer sojourn, Dr. Grove determined to erect a hotel that would be compelling as an attraction to winter travelers.

        The observer who stands on the great esplanade of the Inn and looks out over the beautiful golf links of the Asheville Country Club and beyond to the mighty tumult of mountains which stretch away in all directions until their summits fade into the azure sky, can appreciate readily why Dr. Grove selected this particular spot of all others for the location of the Inn, which is quite as unique among the creations of Man as the site is among the creations of Nature. On the superb eighteen hole golf course, which is one of the best in the United States and is a part of the hotel park, devotees of the game play every day during the autumn and winter; and the excellent roads throughout the park and vicinity, leading, to the very summit of Sunset Mountain, make automobiling a continuous joy.

        In preparing the site for the Inn, an army of workmen literally cut away a side of Sunset Mountain. Incidentally, this work afforded opportunity for the construction of the handsome boulevard approach to the hotel. This part of the park was rearranged entirely, giant trees were replanted and rare flowering shrubs now are decorations of the grounds.

        On this site five distinct buildings were erected, so connected as to form a whole remarkable in its uniformity. The architecture of the completed structure contains suggestions of the Gothic style as well as of the Spanish Renaissance, but in its integrity it is without distinctive formal type. Details of the design, construction, furnishing, and equipment of the Inn were developed by Mr. F. L. Seely, artist, editor and publisher, a son-in-law of Dr. Grove. Mr. Seely is not an architect, in the technical sense, but he is a man of ideas, and in its physical phases the building is a monument to his unflagging energy, application, skill and genius.

        The building is of re-enforced concrete construction, faced entirely on the outside with natural rocks and boulders excavated from Sunset Mountain. These huge rocks, many of them weighing thousands of pounds, bear no chisel marks, but, just as they were dug from the mountain, were set into the walls of the structure like pieces in a gigantic puzzle. The building is nearly five hundred feet long, and the central part is six stories in height.

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        PACK SQUARE.

        Golf course immediately accessible by motor and train.

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The walls are ten feet thick at the foundation and four feet at the top. The roof also is of re-enforced concrete construction and is artistically tiled. It weighs 2,000 tons, including 90,000 pounds of steel wire.

        The lobby and reception hall is the largest concrete and stone room in the world. Its dimensions are 130 by 80 feet. The walls of the room are finished with rough boulders, precisely as is the outside of the building. Six immense steel and concrete columns support the concrete beams of the ceiling. Great open fire-places, with capacity for logs fourteen feet long, are in the enormous chimneys at each end of the hall. The key-stones over each of the fire-places are boulders which weigh three tons, the weight of the rocks in each fire-place being 120 tons in the aggregate.

Human Interest Features of Grove Park Inn

        Built into the great chimneys, back of the fire-places, are the passenger, and freight elevators. The entrances are so concealed as to attract no attention. The elevators are noiseless and are so constructed and hedged about with devices as to be perfectly safe.

        The main hall is lighted by twelve one-thousand candle power electric fixtures, hand-made and artistic. They are of solid copper, with hand-hammered reflectors, which throw the light against the ceiling whence it is diffused in a soft, yet brilliant radiance. Every room in the structure is lighted by the same method and through precisely similar fixtures.

        The dining room in constructed along the same grand lines as the reception hall, except that the walls, instead of being rock-finished, are wainscoted in white oak, the tint of the walls and ceiling being ivory-white.

        Every one of the nearly 200 rooms in the building is an outside room, which commands a superb view of the scenery. Each is provided with great, roomy closets, lighted by an electric lamp which is turned on by opening of the door. Every bedroom has its own toilet and bath-room equipped with every possible convenience and luxury. Throughout the building the plumbing is of solid brass.

        Every room in the hotel is absolutely sound-proof. Care has been taken to insure to guests perfect quietude and restfulness in the midst of surroundings as ideal as Man and Nature can make them.

        Human interest features of this remarkable structure are as odd as they are numerous. There is not in the entire house a single piece of "stock made" equipment. Everything was hand-made according to a special design.

        The magnificent rugs, each in a single piece, were made to order in France and Persia; the massive furniture was made by a North Carolina manufacturer; tapestries, window hangings, bed furnishings, the noiseless thumb-latches on the doors, electroliers, lanterns, telephones with which every room is equipped, the hand-hammered solid silver knives and forks, the table-linen and dishes--in fact, everything that may be included in the furnishing and equipment of the Inn--all were made to order in accordance with individual designs furnished to the makers. It is known, even to the fraction of an ounce, how many feathers each pillow contains, because that detail was studied with a view to comfort and restfulness; and, on the outside of the building, the small trees and flowering shrubs, which have been placed so artistically, were grown especially for the place each occupies.

        The Grove Park Inn is conducted on the American plan. Immediately beneath the main dining-room, however, is a beautifully equipped grill-room, open day and night. Adjoining this room is a finely appointed swimming pool and several shower baths and private lockers, where golf players may revel after a trip over the

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BATTERY PARK HOTEL--Golf Course immediately accessible by motor and train.

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course. Beyond, are the billiard rooms, bowling alleys and barbershop.

        The house is heated by steam, the radiators being concealed and arrangements made for perfect ventilation. It was designed and constructed and is being conducted as a superior resort hotel, particularly for those persons who desire to escape the rigors of a northern or western winter. Every comfort, convenience and luxury has been provided, and visitors to Asheville will find here restfulness and relief from the winter's ice and chill and an incomparable, elegant and home-like service.

Other Superb Autumn and Winter Hotels

        Asheville has many other magnificent hotels, which cater to the needs and desires of autumn and winter travelers, including the Manor, Battery Park, Margo Terrace, Langren and many others as well as numerous comfortable, refined and homelike boarding houses.

The Manor

        Located in Albemarle Park, a charming bit of landscape thirty-six acres in extent, is the Manor, famous among tourists and travelers throughout the country. It is high-class, modern, elegantly appointed and admirably conducted. The Manor is an exclusive Inn entertaining the most refined and highly cultured people in the world. It is unique in itself, being neither hotel nor boarding house. Its original design was to provide a perfectly comfortable place to live attractive in surroundings and complete in appointment. There are also a number of cottages equipped for housekeeping and others adapted for use in connection with the hotel. Its guests enjoy the advantages of the Asheville Country Club golf course and excellent tennis courts, which are immediately accessible. It is and long has been regarded as one of the most delightful autumn and winter, as well as summer, resort hotels in the "Land of the Sky."

Battery Park

        The historic Battery Park Hotel, situated in the midst of a beautiful grove of oaks on a commanding knoll, within four minutes' easy walk of the very center of the city, yet away from any noise and confusion, was the first really great hotel constructed in Western North Carolina. In the last quarter of a century it has numbered among its guests many notable people of America and Europe. Its reputation is world-wide. To-day it is the best-known resort hotel in this country.

        It goes without saying that the Battery Park is superb in all of its appointments and that its service is the acme of elegance and luxury. Although in the heart of the city, its guests enjoy in the twenty-five acres of surrounding grounds complete seclusion. The views to be obtained from its porches are among the most wonderful scenic panoramas in Western North Carolina.

Margo Terrace

        Margo Terrace is a select family hotel, situated at the corner Of Haywood Street and French Broad Avenue, reached by street cars from the station without change, with an elevation high enough above the city to command the most beautiful views of mountain scenery known in this country. This hotel is equipped with all modern conveniences; its service and cuisine are excellent and meet the approval of the most fastidious. Amusements for the guests are amply provided by the management. Extensive improvements have recently been made on this hotel, and there is no more modern and up-to-date hotel in this section. For full information address P. H. Branch, Proprietor, Asheville, N. C.

The Langren

        The Langren, a new modern fire-proof hotel, is located on corner of College and North Main Streets, in center of the city. This hotel is eight stories in height, has 200 bedrooms, auditorium and roof garden, which latter

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MARGO TERRACE--Golf Course immediately accessible by motor and train.

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commands a superb view of the city and surrounding mountain country. The hotel is operated on the European plan with rates ranging from $1.00 per day up. For further information address J. B. Rector, Proprietor.

        Asheville is also abundantly supplied with other high-class and up-to-date hotels, catering to the best class of tourist business. These include the Swannanoa-Berkley, The Glen Rock and Cherokee Inn, as well its many homelike and refined boarding houses.

        Asheville's health conditions from both natural location and human agencies are simply perfect, making it the healthiest spot on earth, while the scenic grandeur justly entitles it to be called "America's Beauty Spot."

        There are hundreds of miles of fine macadam and hard-surfaced roads leading out of Asheville in all directions, the county keeping two large forces constantly macadamizing additional stretches of road, while still another force makes repairs to these macadam roads as needed.

        The Buncombe County Good Roads Association, organized at Asheville in 1899, has the distinction of being the first good roads association established in the South, and has been a great factor in the construction of the splendid highways throughout this section.

        Many of the mountain driveways are kept in order by the Good Roads Association, while bridle paths course this entire region, making all points of interest easily accessible by motor or horse.

        Asheville has probably the only exclusive automobile road in the South, if not the entire country. The Grove Autoway extends from the terminus of Charlotte Street car line, near the eastern boundary of the eighteen-hole golf course, to the summit of Sunset Mountain, at an elevation of 3,119 feet above sea-level, and nearly a thousand feet above the city.

Automobile Roads

        From the center of the city to the summit of the mountain is five and a half miles, the exclusive autoway being three and a half miles. I This road, built and opened to the automobile public latter part of 1911, is now being widened to a uniform width of forty-five feet all the way up the mountain, past Grove Park Inn, which is located within a quarter mile to the entrance to this road near the foot of the mountain. The entire road will be surfaced with asphalt binder, and will be completed during early fall, 1913. The grade is nearly all three per cent., at no point exceeding five per cent.

        From the summit of the mountain is spread a scene of vernal beauty that encompasses rare delights of valleys and summits, while in the full look across the Asheville plateau there is a world of grandeur and loveliness of setting that stretches away to the far off mountains in the west, where the majestic peaks of Pisgah, Richland Balsam, Cold Mountain and the Bald pierce the sky at altitudes of 5749, 6,540, 6,000 and 5,400 feet respectively, with a dozen others ranging in height from 3,100 to 5,000 feet.

Rapid Transit

        Electric street cars encompass all points of interest within the city and to West Asheville, radiating from Pack Square as a common center, with fifteen and seven-and-a-half minute schedules maintained throughout the year. There are seventeen miles of track, with through transfers to all points. As a matter of fact, Asheville was the second city in the country to operate electric cars, and the system now in operation is second to none in the country for any city of its size.

        As a resort for autumn and winter tourists and travelers, Asheville is the ideal American city. Its throng of winter sojourners is increasing every year, both from this country and from Europe, and year after year people are returning, bringing friends with them.

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Hotel Information-Autumn and Winter

Name of ResortProprietor Heat Baths Capacity Rates
Grove Park Inn Wm. S. KenneySteam Yes350 Guests $5.00 day up
The ManorW. W. RaoulSteam Yes 125 Guests $3.00 day up
Battery Park HotelJ. L. Alexander Steam Yes 400 Guests$4.00 day up
Hotel LangrenJ. B. Rector Steam Yes 400 Guests $1.00 up Eup.
Margo TerraceP. H. BranchSteam Yes 125 Guests $2.50 day up
Glenrock HotelJ. H. LangSteam Yes 125 Guests$2.00 day up
Swannanoa-Berkeley Frank LaughranSteam Yes 150 Guests $2.50 day up
The AvonmoreMrs. J. A. BakerSteam Yes 125 Guests$1.50 day up
Hotel OxfordG. H. Branson& SonsSteam Yes 200 Guests$1.00 day up
Hotel FlorenceW. G. CorpeningSteam Yes 100 Guests $1.50 day up
Gladstone HotelFrank BlakeSteam Yes 50 Guests $1.00 day up
Cherokee Inn D. W. MisenheimerSteam Yes 125 Guests$10.00 week up
No. 3 Aston PlaceMrs. A. D. MartinSteam Yes 25 GuestsApplication
No. 1 Aston PlaceMrs. C. C. Mitchell Steam Yes 25 Guests Application
No. 81 CharlotteMrs. J. E. DickersonSteam Yes 20 Guests $8.00 week up
The BelvedereMrs. W. R. Hyman Steam Yes 50 Guests$8.00 week up
Louisiana Mrs. D. O. RayGratesYes 40 Guests $7.00 week up
The ChathamMrs. S. A. HoustonGrates Yes 25 Guests $7.50 week up
68 College St.Mrs. M. D. Wright Steam Yes 20 Guests$10.00 week up
The BonettaMrs. S. NorichSteam Yes 10 Guests $10.00 week up
72 College St.Mrs. Jason AshworthSteam Yes 25 Guests$7.00 week up
76 College StMrs. P. U. Cansler Hot Air Yes 18 Guests $8.00 week up
The CaroleenMrs. Kate L. ClementsSteamYes 20 Guests$7.00 week up
Palmetto HomeMrs. T. M. PorterSteam Yes 20 Guests$8.00 week up
16 Charlotte St.Miss Louise Muller GratesYes 30 Guests$9.00 week up
OakwoodMrs. W. A. ScottGrates Yes 25 Guests$7.00 week up
147 Chestnut St Mrs. Brewster PhilippsSteamYes 20 Guests $10.00 week up
365 Merrimon Ave.Mrs. W. T. BohannanGratesYes 10 Guests $10.00 week up
17 Spruce St.Mrs. J. L. RamseyGrates Yes 15 Guests$7.00 week up
The EltonMrs. S. M. WatkinsSteamYes 50 Guests$10.00 week up
The BelmontDr. J. A. HouserSteam Yes 35 Guests $9.00 week up
236 Charlotte St. Mrs. R. Penniman Hot Air Yes 20 Guests$12.50 week up
43 Chunn St. Miss A. W. Penniman Hot Air Yes 20 Guests $12.50 week up
LisbonMrs. Julia Israel Hot Air Yes 30 Guests $10.00 week up
The Ozark Mrs. L. D. McRaeBase B'r. Yes 20 Guests$8.00 week up
153 N. Main St. Mrs. Blanche L. KiernanHot Air Yes 32 Guests$10.00 week up
The RoselawnE. E. CollisterHot Air Yes 50 Guests$6.00 week up
85 Merrimon Ave.Mrs. A. W. Porter Hot Air Yes 15 Guests $9.00 week up
23 WoodfinMrs. A. A. FeatherstoneHot Air Yes 10 Guests $10.00 week up
19 Orange St. Mrs. M. C. WadsworthStovesYes 14 Guests $10.00 week up
50 Orange St.Mrs. G. A. Shuford SteamYes 20 Guests $8.00 week up
60 Central Ave. Mrs. L. A. Bird GratesYes 10 Guests $10.00 week up
Old Kentucky Home Mrs. Julia E. Wolfe Hot AirYes 25 Guests $8.00 week up
Forest HillMrs. S. G. PennimanHot Air Yes 30 Guests $10.00 week up
EltermarMrs. C. F. White SteamYes 20 Guests $10.00 week up
The Uleeta Mrs. I. R. EnnesSteam Yes 50 Guests $8.00 week up
23 Flint St. Mrs. Katherine Hawes GratesYes 20 Guests $8.00 week up
76 Flint St.Mrs. L. M. Gudger Grates Yes 12 Guests$6.00 week up
26 Starnes Ave. Mrs. L. E. MoormanStovesYes 10 Guests $12.00 week up
The WillardMrs. Eliz. SmartGratesYes 40 Guests $8.00 week up
The LyonsMrs. H. E. TrenthamStovesYes 35 Guests $7.00 week up
Montford Cottage Mrs. M. P. Bertolett Steam Yes 40 Guests $8.00 week up
111 Montford Ave.Miss Julia Tennent Stoves Yes10 Guests$9.00 week up
The AdelaideA. B. McKee SteamYes 16 Guests Application
The RockledgeMrs. P. J. CorcoranHot Air Yes 40 Guests$7.00 week up
The Ninety-NineMrs. N. B. KiddGratesYes 20 Guests$7.00 week up
The ElwoodMrs. P. S. MorrisonGratesYes 20 Guests$7.00 week up
147 Haywood St.Mrs. Alice VanceSteamYes 10 GuestsApplication
The MelroseMrs. A. BurchSteam Yes 12 Guests Application
216 Haywood St.Mrs. G. M. MathisGrates Yes 10 GuestsApplication
The TrivolaMrs. E. R. RandallGrates Yes 25$6.00 week up
Boarding HouseMrs. E. B. PowellGrates Yes 6 Guests $5.00 week up
The DixieMrs. Bessie HatchellStovesYes 25 Guests $5.00 week up
The Bon AirMrs. S. T. WillisHot AirYes 30 Guests$7.00 week up
Virginia CottageMrs. E. L. Hunt SteamYes 15 Guests $8.00 week up
Savannah Inn Mrs. G. R. KesslerSteam Yes 25 Guests $7.00 week up

Officers and Agents, Passenger Traffic Department, Southern Railway

  • S. H. Hardwick, Passenger Traffic Manager, Washington, D. C.
  • H. F. Cary, General Passenger Agent, Washington, D. C.
  • C. A. Benscoter, Assistant Gen'l Pass'r Agent, 817 Market St., Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • J. L. Meek, Ass't. Gen'l. Pass'r. Agent, Southern Railway Office Bldg., Atlanta, Ga.
  • J. C. Beam, Ass't. Gen'l. Pass'r. Agent, Chemical Bldg., St. Louis, Mo.
  • C. A. De Saussure, Assistant General Passenger Agent, Memphis, Tenn.
  • C. A. Kline, Ass't. Gen'l. Pass'r. Agent, Washington, D. C.
  • W. E. McGee, Ass't. Gen'l. Pass'r. Agent, 1323 Main Street, Columbia, S. C.
  • James Freeman, Ass't. Gen'l. Pass'r. Agent, 703 Empire Bldg., Birmingham, Ala.
  • Stanton Curtis, Ass't. Gen'l. Pass'r. Agent, 54 W. Adams St., Chicago, Ills.
  • Asheville, N. C. J. H. Wood, Division Passenger Agent, 60 Patton Ave.
  • Baltimore Md. 119 E. Baltimore St., L. H. Burgess, Traveling Passenger Agent.
  • Boston Mass. 332 Washington St., George C. Daniels, New England Passenger Agt.
  • Cleveland, Ohio. Hippodrome Bldg., C. R. Chesney, Traveling Passenger Agt.
  • Dallas, Texas. 1311-12 Praetorian Bldg., B. B. Creagh, District Passenger Agt.
  • Denver, Colo. 607 Ideal Bldg., U G. Soule, Traveling Passenger Agent.
  • Evansville, Ind. 206 Main St., Wm. Humphreys, District Passenger Agent.
  • Houston, Texas. 310 Southern Pacific Bldg., W. H. Parnell, District Passenger Agent.
  • Jacksonville, Fla. Cor. W. Forsyth and Hogan Sts., G. R. Pettit, Division Passenger Agent.
  • Kansas City, Md. Board of Trade Bldg., Wm. Flannelly, Traveling Passenger Agt.
  • Los Angeles, Ca. 606 So. Spring St., T. F. Fitzgerald, District Passenger Agent.
  • Louisville, Ky. Urgan Bldg., 124 So. 4th Ave., B. H. Todd, District Passenger Agt.
  • Memphis, Tenn. The Porter Bldg., 10 N. Main St., C. C. Stewart, Division Passenger Agent.
  • Montreal, P. Q. 9 St. Lawrence Bldg., G. W. Carter, Traveling Passenger Agent.
  • New Orleans, La. 704 Common St., A. J. Lee, District Passenger Agent.
  • New York, N. Y. 264 Fifth Ave., A. S. Thweatt, Eastern Passenger Agent.
  • Norfolk, Va. Monticello Hotel, 210 Granby St., J. D. Ruden, Traveling Passenger Agent.
  • Old Point Comfort, Va. J. N. Smith, Ticket Agent, Chesapeake Line Steamers.
  • Philadelphia, Pa. 828 Chestnut St., C. W. Westbury, District Passenger Agent.
  • Richmond, Va. 907 E. Main St., S. E. Burgess, Division Passenger Agent.
  • San Francisco, Cal. 874 Market St., Joseph N. Harrison, Pacific Coast Passenger Agent.
  • Seattle, Wash. 212 Hinkley Bldg. E. S. Sullivan Traveling Passenger Agent.
  • St. Louis, Mo. 719 Olive St. T. J. Connell, District Passenger Agent.
  • St. Paul, Minn. 116-118 Endicott Arcade Bldgs., R. H. Graham, Trav. Pass Agt.
  • Washington, D. C. 705 15th St., N. W., L. S. Brown, General Agent.
  • Washington, D. C. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., F. L. Jenkins, District Passenger Agt.

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