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Brevard in Transylvania County, North carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Schenck's Office

Wtiting the book on forestry in America

 
 
Schenck's Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
1. Schenck's Office Marker
Inscription. Local handyman Judson Meece converted an abandoned barn into a fine office for Dr. Schenck. While Eleanor Ketchum, his secretary, and Dan Marshall, the bookkeeper were busy in the front office, Dr Schenck prepared his lectures, graded papers and planned timber projects in the back. His beloved dachshund, Minnie, kept him company, resting at his feet.

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Since there were no English-language forestry books at the time, an important part of Mrs. Ketchum's work was to help Dr. Schenk publish his lecture notes. Dr. Schenk furnished the office with the presses needed to bind his own textbook.
 
Location. 35° 21.141′ N, 82° 46.842′ W. Marker is in Brevard, North carolina, in Transylvania County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 276 0.4 miles south of Yellow Gap Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pisgah Forest NC 28768, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blacksmith (a few steps from this marker in North Carolina); Rock House Creek Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker in North Carolina); Ranger's Dwelling (within shouting distance of this marker in North Carolina); Hell Hole
Schenck's Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
2. Schenck's Office Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker in North Carolina); Commissary (within shouting distance of this marker in North Carolina); Wash Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line in North Carolina); Draw Road (about 400 feet away in North Carolina); Biltmore Forest School (about 600 feet away in North Carolina). Click for a list of all markers in Brevard.
 
Categories. EducationHorticulture & Forestry
 
Schenck's Office image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
3. Schenck's Office
Schenck's Office interior image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
4. Schenck's Office interior
Schenck's Office interior image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
5. Schenck's Office interior
Schenck's Office image. Click for full size.
By William Henry Myers III, October 18, 2013
6. Schenck's Office
Schenck's Office image. Click for full size.
By William Henry Myers III, October 18, 2013
7. Schenck's Office
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on , by William Henry Myers III of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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