This is E. G. Carrier's brick hotel which replaced Reuben Deaver's original wooden structure
after it burned in 1862. This 1887 photo reproduced in Douglas Stuart McDaniel's
Images of
America: Asheville,
Arcadia Publishing, 2004, p. 24, is from collections of Pack Memorial Library,
Asheville, NC.
www.childers-shepherd.org, 14 Apr 2007