Grove Park Inn
|Title||Grove Park Inn Photographic Collection|
|Creator||The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804|
|Alt. Creator||Fred L. Seely|
|Alt. Creator||George Masa [Photographer]|
|Alt. Creator||Herbert W. Pelton [Photographer]|
|Alt. Creator||John B. Robinson [Photographer]|
|Alt. Creator||D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections|
|Subject Keyword||Grove Park Inn ; Fred L. Seely ; F. L. Seely ; C. Morse ; C. W. Morse ; E. L. Potter ; William S. Kenney ; hotels ; construction ; travel and tourism ; Asheville, NC ; inns ;|
|Subject LCSH||Grove Park Inn (Asheville, NC)
Grove Park Inn -- Correspondence
Hotel Management -- Grove Park Inn -- History
Resorts -- North Carolina -- Asheville -- History
Seely, Fred L.
Grove, E. W.
Appalachian Mountains -- History
|Description||The collection is a virtual collection. The photographs are in the collections of the Grove Park Inn. The images are largely construction photographs of the Grove Park Inn largely taken by John B. Robinson, a local photographer, and contained in a series of albums assembled by the Inn. The construction of the Inn and many of the associated buildings and landscape details that were added by the builders over a period of years, are included in the some 374 images in the collection. It is one of the most complete construction records for a building in the Asheville area and a visual history of construction practice just after the turn of the century. Also included, are some ephemeral material held by the Inn and a small body of photographs donated by the Ogilive family.|
|Publisher||D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804|
|Alt. Contributor||Julie Powell|
|Alt. Contributor||Jay Boyd|
|Type||Image ; text ; manuscript|
|Source||P2005.9.1 ; Virtual collection ; Original material located at the The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa.|
|Relation||E. M. Ball Collection , UNCA ; John B. Robinson Photographs, [See: Holladay Collection of John B. Robinson Photographs] Selected photographs from the some 5,000 photographs taken by Robinson while he resided in both Washington DC and in western North Carolina. The photographs capture life at the turn of the century and many popular landmarks on the East Coast, Washington DC and life and architecture in western North Carolina, particularly the Grove Park Inn ; The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC ; Biltmore Industries Archive, Grovewood Gallery, Inc. and UNCA ; Grove Park Inn Plan and Comments, part of Biltmore Industries Archive, Grovewood Gallery, Inc. and UNCA ; Grove Park Inn Letters, part of Biltmore Industries Archive, Grovewood Gallery, Inc. and UNCA Spec Coll ; Bruce Johnson, Built for the ages : a history of the Grove Park Inn, Grove Park Inn and Country Club, 1991 ; The Book of Mottos From the Grove Park Inn, , introduction by Bruce Johnson, Berkeley, Calif.: Arts and Crafts Press, 1996: UNCA Spec Coll ; Souvenir folder of Grove Park Inn and vicinity, Asheville, N.C , UNCA Spec Coll ; The mystery of George Masa [videorecording] / a Bonesteel Films production ; produced and directed by Paul Bonesteel , UNCA video cassette ; Fred L. Seely Oral History ; Bob Archibald, A Short History of the Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference: a journey to tarts & crafts heaven, Berkeley: Arts and Crafts Press 1987 ; Grove Park Inn : finest resort hotel in the world, Sunset Mountain, Asheville, N.C , UNCA Spec Coll ; In the land of the sky : Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina, UNCA Spec Coll ;|
|Coverage spatial||The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804|
|Rights||Restrictions apply. Any display, publication, or public use must seek the permission of the The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. Asheville, NC and the D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville. Copyright retained by the The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa and creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law. The Grove Park Inn is Trademarked and the reproduction of images for commercial purposes is forbidden without permission of the Grove Park Inn.|
|Citation||Grove Park Inn Collection (1913- ), D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804. Any use of the materials in this collection must have the permission of the Inn and must also cite the The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804|
|Processed by||UNCA Special Collections staff, 2005-12-20 .|
|History||The Inn was built in eleven months and 25 days from the time the
first stone was laid until the day it was declared finished by the
builder, E. W Grove and his architect, contractor and son-in-law, Fred L.
Seely. It is reported that during construction, some 400 men were involved
in the construction process.
The Inn was built in five sections that join end-to-end, step terrace-like along the mountain ridge. Native uncut granite boulders quarried from Sunset Mountain form the wall surfaces and chimneys of the inn and the roof is topped with red sloping tile manufactured in Ohio. It appears as a magnificent lodge on Sunset Mountain, its organic form mimicking its natural surroundings.
For a more extensive history see Grove Park Inn - History. <http://www.groveparkinn.com/Leisure/TheResort/History/>
|Series||Photograph Album #1 - 225 images, not including duplicates.|
|Photograph Album #2 - 63 images, not including duplicates.|
|Photographs Album #3 - 86 images, not including duplicates.|