Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Thomas Wolfe House / Dixieland
Old Kentucky Home
Asheville native Thomas Wolfe achieved international fame with the publication of his first full-length novel, Look Homeward, Angel, in 1929. Many of the incidents in the book took place in his mother's boardinghouse, "Old Kentucky Home," which he called "Dixieland." A large man, both in stature and in accomplishment, Wolfe left big shoes to fill. Placed by the Four Seasons Garden Club
Another marker, immediately in front of the house, reads]:
Has been designated a
Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value in
commemorating or illustrating
The history of the United States
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Erected by Four Seasons Garden Club (Dixieland) and the National Park Service (National Historic Landmark).
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, MusicNational Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
Location. 35° 35.854′ N, 82° 33.061′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is on N. Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 52 N Market Street, Asheville NC 28801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Wolfe (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civic Pride (about 600 feet away); Ellington's Dream (about 800 feet away); War with Spain (about 800 feet away); Confederate Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); To Honor the Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Past and Promise (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Wolfe markers.
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Wolfe Memorial. (Submitted on October 20, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Asheville Urban Trail. This marker is part of the Asheville Urban Trail. (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,086 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 10. submitted on May 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.