419 McDowell St., Asheville, NC
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).
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).