The Ravenscroft School in Asheville: A History of the Institution and Its People and Buildings Dale Wayne Slusser

ISBN: 9781476603506

Published: May 14th 2014

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237 pages


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The Ravenscroft School in Asheville: A History of the Institution and Its People and Buildings  by  Dale Wayne Slusser

The Ravenscroft School in Asheville: A History of the Institution and Its People and Buildings by Dale Wayne Slusser
May 14th 2014 | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 237 pages | ISBN: 9781476603506 | 7.21 Mb

The Ravenscroft School, a 19th-century Episcopal boarding school in Asheville, North Carolina, from 1856 to 1901, had three distinct phases. It was first a Classical and Theological School (1856-1864) and then, following the Civil War, a TheologicalMoreThe Ravenscroft School, a 19th-century Episcopal boarding school in Asheville, North Carolina, from 1856 to 1901, had three distinct phases.

It was first a Classical and Theological School (1856-1864) and then, following the Civil War, a Theological Training School and Associate Mission (1868-1900)- in 1887 it split into two departments, a Theological Training School/Associate Mission and Ravenscroft High School for Boys (1887-1901). Although the school itself was only in existence for about 45 years, the purview of this book is from the early days of Asheville (1820s), to the building of Joseph Osbornes mansion in the 1840s (which would eventually house the school), through the years of the schools operation, and then on up to the mid-20th century when the campus buildings were sold and repurposed.

The book concludes with the efforts by historic preservationists to save the few remaining buildings of the Ravenscroft School during the late 1970s. The narrative concludes with the efforts by historic preservationists to save the few remaining buildings of the Ravenscroft School during the late 1970s. Also included in the book are Biographical Notes of Notable Alumni of the Ravenscroft High School for Boys and narrative Historical Sketches of Churches Established and/or Maintained by the Ravenscroft Associate Mission and Training School.



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