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Wednesday, April 22 • 3:05pm - 3:25pm
Tourism Through the Lens of Historical Preservation in Asheville

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This research attempts to connect Asheville's history to its modern day economy through the lens of historical preservation in the city. Examining Asheville's main economic contribution, tourism, through history shows the flourishing of the city Asheville and the adverse social effects on the local community. The articles rely on local historical professionals, archival data and research and focus on the importance of historical preservation on multiple levels in the community. A special focus is put on Seely’s Castle, a historical landmark shrouded in mystery and filled with architectural relevance in Asheville. Historical preservation not only contributes to saving a moment in time, but also helps Asheville’s thriving economy. The tourism in Asheville began in the early 1900s and continues to contribute to Asheville’s growing city. This growth, however, has pros and cons. While businesses grow and thrive in the tourist based economy, many locals become displaced and do not alway reap the benefits of tourism


Wednesday April 22, 2015 3:05pm - 3:25pm PDT
012 Karpen Hall