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Former owner:
Mason, William Beverly Dr. Mrs  Search this
Dennis, John Bartlett  Search this
Dennis, Lola Anderson  Search this
Franklin, C. Ray Dr  Search this
Franklin, Ruth Holman  Search this
Landscape designer:
Dennis, Lola Anderson  Search this
Landscape architect:
Beadle, Chauncey D.  Search this
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Archival materials
New Gunston Hall (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a site plan, and excerpts from the property's National Register of Historic Places nomination form.
Situated well back from the road and not visible from the street, this is an imposing house built on the plans of the original Gunston Hall in Virginia. The unusual shape of the lot contributes to the privacy of the property. This is one of the original houses in the Biltmore Forest area (see National Register of Historic Places nomination form in folder). The gardens and the house were once extensive and although they remain charming it is impossible to keep them in the manner once intended. The boxwood garden is more of a secret garden and not visible from the lawn or the house. The current gardens were established in 1944.
Persons associated with the property include: Dr. and Mrs. William Beverly Mason (former owners, 1923-1944); John Bartlett and Lola Anderson Dennis (former owners and landscape designer, 1944-1969); Dr. C. Ray Franklin and Ruth Holman Franklin (former owners, 1970-1987); and Chauncey D. Beadle (landscape architect, 1920-ca. 1930).
Related Materials:
New Gunston Hall related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens:
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
AAG.GCA, File NC041
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / North Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens