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Twenty-Five Years of Engineering in Western North Carolina

(1902-1927)

"Twenty-Five Years of Engineering in Western North Carolina," [Cover ] [25yrs_cover]
D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, UNC at Asheville 28804
Title TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF ENGINEERING IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
Identifier http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/books/booklets/twenty_five_years/25_years.htm

 

Creator Charles E. Waddell & Company
Subject Keyword Engineering ; Asheville, NC ;Western NC Engineering ; Charles E. Waddell & Company ; Beaver Lake Dam 
Subject LCSH Barber, Frank A. 
Jackson, E.A. 
Conder, Frank L.
Stentz, J. Dale
 Lorick, J.M.
A.W. Shropshire
WWNC (Asheville, N.C.)
Asheville (N.C.) -- History -- Pictorial works
Asheville (N.C.) -- Architecture
North Carolina -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works
Asheville (N.C.) -- Description 
Date digital 2005-02-03
Publisher  [Digital Publisher] D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804
Contributor

Lyda Family ; Southern Highlands Research Center

Type Source type: Booklet ; Text ; Image 
Format image/jpeg/text
Source Edgar Lyda Collection, M79.9.1-2 ; P79.9.2
Language English
Relation Is part of the Edgar Lyda Collection ; The Edgar Lyda Collection, UNCA 
Coverage temporal 1926-27
Coverage spatial Asheville, NC
Rights Any display, publication or public use must credit D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Copyright retained by the authors of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Donor None  
Description Charles Edward Waddell was the first President of the American Association of Civil Engineers, North Carolina Section and this small pamphlet is a record of the many projects that Waddell's company engaged in in western North Carolina. The facilities engineered by Charles E. Waddell & Company from 1902-1927 in Western North Carolina, are mainly in and near Asheville, NC.  This pamphlet contain a brief description of each job and supplemental photographs of the individual projects.  
Acquisition 2001
Citation 'Twenty-Five Years of Engineering in Western North Carolina,'  1927, is included in the 'Edgar Lyda Collection, D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Processed by Special Collections staff,  2005
Last update 2005-02-03
Biography In 1908 Charles E. Waddell was on the faculty of the Biltmore School, a pre-cursor to the University of North Carolina at Asheville. During the years 1906-1909, he served as the Biltmore Estate Electrician. He was awarded an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science, from North Carolina State University in 1925. From 1923-1924 he served as the first President of the American Society of Civil Engineers [ASCE], NC Section, and served in the same capacity the following year, 1924-1925.
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cover 25yrs_cover [cover] Twenty-Five Years of Engineering in Western North Carolina

Page1 25yrs001 Being a Record of the Works of Charles E. Waddell & Company

Page2 25yrs002 [background on engineering and the company in western North Carolina from 1902-1927]

Page3 25yrs003 ...Bee Tree [Dam], a part of the city of Asheville's water system.

Page4 25yrs004 [Salvaging a bridge that is collapsing in western North Carolina]

Page5 25yrs005 [Salvaging a bridge that is collapsing in western North Carolina]

Page6 25yrs006 ...the emergency filter plant on the French Broad river that was designed for the city of Asheville.

Page7 25yrs007 [the great flood in Asheville, July 1916 and a bridge that with stood the flood.]

Page8 25yrs008 [Asheville's Town Mountain water reservoir]

Page9 25yrs009 [Bee Tree dam]

Page10 25yrs010 Weaver Power company's plant on the French Broad river near Asheville...

Page11 25yrs011 ...the Rink Mill dam.  The Marshall plant of the North Carolina Electrical Power Company...

Page12 25yrs012 [Biltmore Village]

Page13 25yrs013 "The swimming pool at Biltmore House"

Page14 25yrs014 City of Asheville Recreation Park.

Page15 25yrs015 Beaver Lake...

Page16 25yrs016 Beacon Manufacturing Company...; Power plant of the Unagusta Manufacturing Company...

Page17 25yrs017 1 and 2-10,000 kw. steam plant of the North Carolina Electrical Power Company.

Page18 25yrs018 Heating plant of the Asheville Normal School...; The Electrification of the Asheville Cotton Mills...

Page 19 25yrs019  

THE mammoth plant of the Champion Fibre Company, at Canton, N. C., manufactures paper and paper pulp from wood taken from Western North Carolina forests; 2 A corner of the Champion Fibre Company's steam plant.

 

Page 20 25yrs020 Plant of the National Casket Company at Asheville

Page 21 25yrs021 [National Casket Company letter]

Page 22 25yrs022 [Advertisement for "Leadite," a lead substitute that is used to join cast iron water pipes, was popular in the early 1900's and in some cities was used until the l970's. The very corrosive and brittle joint compound left many water distribution lines in Asheville in need of replacement.]

Page 23 25yrs023 [Advertisements. Kenilworth Inn, Mr. D.J. Dryer AI.A. architect, and Charles E. Waddell & Co., Engineers]

Page 24 25yrs024 A partial list of clients served by Charles E. Waddell & Company during the past twenty-five years.