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Wolfe's Angel

 
 
Wolfe's Angel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
1. Wolfe's Angel Marker
Inscription. Marble statue from the Asheville shop of W.O.Wolfe. Inspired title of son Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward Angel. Stands 150 feet south.
 
Erected 1987 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number P 65.)
 
Location. 35° 19.201′ N, 82° 28.49′ W. Marker is in Hendersonville, North Carolina, in Henderson County. Marker is on 6th Ave. (U.S. 64) near Prince Dr.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hendersonville NC 28739, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Judson College (approx. half a mile away); Hendersonville High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Inn on Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Syndicate Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clarke Hardware Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Commercial Bank Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kirk Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Bank and Trust Co. (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hendersonville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Wolfe markers.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Wolfe's Angel. (Submitted on October 13, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional comments.
Wolfe's Angel Marker as seen along 6th Ave.(US 64), looking east image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 23, 2010
2. Wolfe's Angel Marker as seen along 6th Ave.(US 64), looking east

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In August 1929 Scribner’s published “An Angel on the Porch,” the “first work of a new writer about whom much will be heard this fall.” The story and the novel published that fall, Look Homeward Angel, took their titles from a statue:
In 1906 W. O. Wolfe went to the home of a Hendersonville woman, taking with him photographs of several of his stones including the remaining angel. He persuaded her to buy it at a cost of over $1,000.

Today it stands over the grave of her mother, Margaret Bates Johnson, in Hendersonville’s Oakdale Cemetery. In the 1970s an ardent Wolfe admirer visiting the site knocked it over, breaking a hand and one of the wings. Since then it has been repaired and today it is enclosed by a low stone wall and high wrought-iron fence. (N.C. Dept. of Cultural Resources)
    — Submitted May 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
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Wolfe's Angel image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
3. Wolfe's Angel
Oakdale Cemetery, Hendersonville, NC
Wolfe's Angel image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2008
4. Wolfe's Angel
Wolfe's Angel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 23, 2010
5. Wolfe's Angel
Margaret Bates Johnson Grave
Wolfe's Angel and Marker at far right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 23, 2010
6. Wolfe's Angel and Marker at far right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 937 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 12, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   2. submitted on May 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on May 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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