D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Appalachian Hall Photograph Collection
P2015.05

Summary Information

Repository
UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
Title
Appalachian Hall Photograph Collection
ID
P2015.05
Date [inclusive]
1916-1934
Extent
1.0 Linear feetá ; 4 photographs
Physical Description
Contains photographic prints
Location
Located in Special Collections lateral file drawer
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Appalachian Hall Photograph Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville

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Historical Note

In 1916, Appalachian Hall hospital was opened at 179 South French Broad Avenue in Asheville by a group of local businessmen but, within a year, it had been sold to brothers Dr. William Ray Griffin, and Dr. Mark A. Griffin. In 1931 the brothers bought the Kenilworth Inn on Caledonia Road, and moved the hospital to that location.

The Griffin family owned the hospital until 1981, when it was purchased by Psychiatric Institutes of America. The following year PIA was purchased by National Medical Enterprises Inc., who subsequently renamed Appalachian Hall as Highland Hall. Highland Hall was sold to Charter Medical Corporation in 1994, and was closed in 2000.

[Adapted from an article by Mark Barrett, Asheville Citizen-Times, 29 Jan 200]

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Scope and Contents

Two prints of the Appalachian Hall psychiatric hospital when it was located on South French Broad Avenue in Asheville, and two prints of graduating nursing classes. The prints were removed from frames, but are in the original mounts with titles. The titles have been included in the item descriptions.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives

Ramsey Library, CPO # 1500
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8504
828.251.6645
speccoll@unca.edu

Rights

No restrictions. Any display, publication, or public use must credit the D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Donor

Kathleen Griffin

Processing Note

Processed by Colin Reeve, June 2018

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Collection Inventory

Photo Printsá

Front entrance of Appalachian Hall original site on South French Broad Avenue, 1916-1931 ; 9.5" x 7.25" print, mountedá

Side view of original site showing arbor and gardens, 1916-1931 ; 9" x 6.25" print, mountedá

Dr. Mark A. Griffin, Sr., and Dr. William R. Griffin, Sr., with the first graduating nursing class of Appalachian Hall, 1929 ; 9.5" x 7.25" print, mountedá

Dr. Mark A. Griffin, Sr., and Dr. William R. Griffin, Sr., with the last graduating nursing class of Appalachian Hall, 1934 ; 9.5" x 7.25" print, mountedá