Sherrill Inn, Hickory Nut Gap, Buncombe County, North Carolina (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1936

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Johnston, Frances Benjamin,, 1864-1952,, photographer.

Sherrill Inn interior, Hickory Nut Gap, Buncombe County, North Carolina


1 negative : safety film ; 8 x 10 in.

Building identified by Flickr Commons Project, 2014. Location from photographer's inventory.
Corresponding reference print in LOT 11839-11.
Forms part of: Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South (Library of Congress).

Rooms & spaces.
United States--North Carolina--Buncombe County--Hickory Nut Gap.

Format: Safety film negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-J7-NC- 2055


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 04/Jun/2014 02:29:04 shows some of these murals in part 2 of a description of a visit to Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Asheville NC. Part 1 says "Recently we were fortunate enough to be invited out to Hickory Nut Gap Farm just outside of Asheville. The farm is a fifth generation farm, owned and operated by the family of our friend Dumont. The original house was built in 1834 and was operated as Sherrill’s Inn, a stopover for the stage coach and drovers coming through the gap. Dumont has a home overlooking the farm and he was kind enough to take us on a hike up to the original farmhouse (still lived in by his sister and her family). Here we are setting off across the stream."

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    • 04/Jun/2014 02:42:52

    Picture 21 of 58 at shows these murals. Other pictures in this slideshow correspond to neighboring "unidentified interiors." So this seems to pinpoint the property. The Inn is documented by HABS; see

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    • 04/Jun/2014 11:16:09

    Fantastic! How did you make the connection? (Here's a link to the outdoor views Miss Johnston shot at the Inn in 1938, -- Helena (LOC)

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    • 04/Jun/2014 13:33:06

    I did a Google search on "Hickory Nut Gap" and looked at the image results. Then found the newspaper feature by a search on Sherrill's Inn.