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Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Thomas Wolfe House / Dixieland

Old Kentucky Home

 
 
Dixieland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
1. Dixieland Marker
Inscription.
Dixieland

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]:
Thomas Wolfe House

Has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

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).
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 35° 35.854′ N, 82° 33.061′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is on N. Market Street
Thomas Wolfe House National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
2. Thomas Wolfe House National Historic Landmark Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 52 N. Market Street, Asheville NC 28801, United States of America.
 
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.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Dixieland image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
3. Dixieland
Full view of marker, facing away from the house.
Thomas Wolfe House and National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
4. Thomas Wolfe House and National Historic Landmark Marker
Thomas Wolfe House image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
5. Thomas Wolfe House
Children's Playhouse image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
6. Children's Playhouse
This playhouse was built by W.O. Wolfe in 1900 for the Wolfe children. It was moved from the family homesite at 92 Woodfin Street for preservation in 1955.
Playhouse image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
7. Playhouse
Inside Playhouse image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
8. Inside Playhouse
Near Dixieland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
9. Near Dixieland Marker
"Wolfe left big shoes to fill."
Thomas Wolfe Memorial <i>Angel</i> - at Entrance to the Asheville Art Museum, No. 2 Pack Square image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 18, 2010
10. Thomas Wolfe Memorial Angel - at Entrance to the Asheville Art Museum, No. 2 Pack Square
- from Look Homeward, Angel. Placed by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Chapter 104.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,894 times since then and 37 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.
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