Historic Buildings (Homes, Schools, Hotels, and more…)

“Daniel Boone Hotel Boone NC (c) 1963 W.M. Cline Company Chatanooga TN”

"NIGHT-TIME SCENE OF DANIEL BOONE HOTEL, BOONE, N.C."“Night Time Scene of Daniel Boone Hotel, Boone, N.C.” – postcard – date unknown

“DANIEL BOONE HOTEL, BOONE, N.C.” -antique postcard, date unknown

Reverse of the image above

Reverse of the image above

“Mr. T.A. Price, Manager of the Daniel Boone Hotel.” Date unknown

Unidentified house - under "Houses of Boone" descriptor in index card description of this folder

Unidentified House (Boone?)

Once the home of Dr. Bingham and Boone’s hospital, this building now houses the Daniel Boone Inn.

"Faculty House." One of the homes formerly on Faculty Street, Boone, built as housing for Appalachian State faculty. (torn down)

“Faculty House.” One of the homes formerly on Faculty Street, Boone, built as housing for Appalachian State faculty. (torn down)

Unidentified house (resembles several from the late 1800s in the area)

“Belle Winkler House,” reads the caption on this photograph. Date unknown.

Walter Brown residence (built by Coaker Triplett) - now Phil Guinn law office, on Water Street, Boone.

“House Built by Coaker Triplett. Walter Brown res. Loc. On Water St. Purchased By Phil Guinn atty at law (office),” reads the caption on the reverse of this photograph.

“Russell D. Hodges House – c 1930’s – Main Street – Boone, N.C.” reads the caption on the reverse of this image, showing a house in a snowfall.

“Gragg House Viewed from Garden 818 Gragg St. Boone, N.C.” reads the typrewritten caption on the front of this picture.

An unidentified (Boone?) house (perhaps the same as those pictured above), showing fence and barn

Another view of The Gragg House (home of Watt Gragg, Mayor of Boone and U.S. Marshall), 818 Gragg Street, Boone, N.C.

Unidentified House (Boone?), another view

“Bamboo School House ?” – seemingly a photo (taken from an automobile?) of one of Watauga County’s rural schoolhouses

“Lovill House” – color photograph (polaroid), date unknown

Unidentified house, another view

Another unidentified house (Boone?)

The Blair Farm House, Deerfield Road, Boone; color photograph, date unknown. The house is said to have been built in 1844.

An older, black-and-white photo of the historic Blair house (date unknown).

“Appalachian St. Nell Linney and sisters” – now the Baptist Student Union at ASU (?)

“The Jones House / King St.” reads the caption below this photographic image of the historic home in the heart of Downtown Boone, built c. 1908 (see for history of The Jones House)

Unidentified house


7 responses to “Historic Buildings (Homes, Schools, Hotels, and more…)

  1. Terry Harmon

    November 19, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Photos 5, 13, & 18 are all of the home of Dr. Elijah Filmore Bingham and his wife, Cordelia Love Bingham. It is located in Amantha in the Cove Creek community. If you turn left on Henson’s Branch Rd. just past Henson’s Chapel United Methodist Church, it is just across the bridge. It still stands and is a privately owned home.

    Photos 8 & 15 are of the home of former Watauga County Sheriff David Franklin Baird and his family. The home still stands on Highway 194 in Valle Crucis near the original Mast Store. It was last occupied by Sheriff Baird’s grandchildren, Frank & Wilma Baird, who were unmarried siblings. After their deaths, the home was inherited by their Mast cousins. The home is presently unoccupied. The property’s barn was formerly home to Dutch Creek Trails where patrons could rent horses to ride.

  2. Carl Leatherman

    July 17, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Photo number 8 is said to be one of the Mast children’s home. It’s located on Watauga River Rd heading north from Valle Crucis.

  3. Suzy Trivett Pearson

    September 30, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I don’t think the Elijah Bingham house is still standing. It was in ruins the last time I saw it in the 80’s. He was my Great Grandfather. If I am wrong please advise. The brick house that was built afterwards is still there about 100 yards from where their house was standing. Mary Lee and Ned Glenn lived in it after the others left the area. I am not sure who is in it now.

    • Suzy Pearson

      September 30, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      I stand corrected by my sister. The house in the picture is Elijah’s. His unmarried daughter, Edna lived in it after he passed. Not sure what happened to it after. The house I am thinking of was his son’s, Dr. William Otto Bingham. It was in Sugar Grove.

    • Terry Harmon

      October 1, 2013 at 5:31 am

      Hi Suzy. The home you are referring to – the one beside Ned and Mary Lee Glenn’s brick home – was the home of Mary Lee’s father, Dr. Ottie Bingham, rather than the home of Dr. Elijah Bingham. The Elijah Bingham home is near Henson’s Chapel off of old highway 421 and is still in good shape and occupied by the current owners. The Ottie Bingham home is right on highway 321. It still stands but is in much disrepair and abandoned.

  4. Zachary Hottel

    October 28, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Hi, I was wondering where you got the antique post card, B&W, of the Daniel Boone Hotel or permission if you have copyright. I’m working on an exhibit and was hoping to use it. Thanks

    • wataugahistory

      October 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      Hi, Zachary! This image (third one on the historic buildings page) is also part of the archives of the “Historic Boone” collection, housed at Watauga County Public Library. The original does have a notation on the reverse, “ASHEVILLE POST CARD CO., ASHEVILLE, N.C.” – so it may still technically be under copyright… though it might be worthwhile to check. Unfortunately, the reverse of the card has no extant / readable publication or copyright date.

      Document from the U.S. Copyright Office


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