Asheville High School

Contributors:
Dates:

1927-1929

Location:
Asheville, Buncombe County
Street Address:

419 McDowell St., Asheville, NC

Status:

Standing

Type:

Educational

Images Puslished In:

Architectural Record, 66 (Sept. 1929).
Clay Griffith, “An Inventory of Douglas Ellington’s Architectural Work in Western North Carolina,” in Robert S. Brunk, ed., May We All Remember Well: A Journal of the History and Cultures of Western North Carolina, Vol. 2 (2001).

Note:

According to Justin Bristol’s research on the high school, the large project attracted applications from several leading architects: Warner & McCornack of Cleveland, Ronald Greene for John Russell Pope, Douglas D. Ellington, A. Ten Eyck Brown, Northup and O’Brien, Edward & Sayward of Atlanta, and Christopher Gadsden Sayre. The first ballot went for Ellington-5, Brown-3, and Sayre-2. The second ballot selected Ellington by a clear majority. The contract was formalized on March 3, 1927. See Justin Bristol, “Asheville High School: A Grand Project Built During Asheville’s Population Explosion,” Senior Thesis, History Department, University of North Carolina at Asheville (2004).