Erle Stillwell, architect
Cashiers, Jackson County
E side NC 107, Cashiers, NC
Images Puslished In:
William Mitchell, Buildings as History: The Architecture of Erle Stillwell. A Descriptive Catalogue of His Drawings in the Henderson County Public Library (2006).
Stillwell designed the large mountain inn with its chestnut bark walls to replace an earlier hostelry of the same that had burned. It is a remarkable survival from the many rustic mountain inns that once welcomed visitors to the region. Its owner, E. L. McKee, also owned the Sylva Tanning Company, which produced tannin from the chestnut trees. Construction of the inn provided welcome local employment in the depths of the Great Depression.