Tobacco Market, Asheville, NC (12-88)

Tobacco Market, Asheville, NC (12-88)

After deregulation of the allotment system, tobacco growing for small farmers died off. Asheville no longer has tobacco markets.

Day's Tobacco Warehouse, Asheville, NC #2 (12-88)

Day's Tobacco Warehouse, Asheville, NC #2 (12-88)

Day's Tobacco Warehouse, Asheville, NC  (1-84)

Day's Tobacco Warehouse, Asheville, NC (1-84)

Tobacco Curing, Big Burley #2, Asheville, NC (10-82)

Tobacco Curing, Big Burley #2, Asheville, NC (10-82)

Preparing for Market, Big Burley #2, Asheville, NC (11-83)

Preparing for Market, Big Burley #2, Asheville, NC (11-83)

Big Burley #2, Asheville, NC (6-83)

Big Burley #2, Asheville, NC (6-83)

Tobacco Warehouses spent a large part of the year empty.

Day's Tobacco Warehouse, Asheville, NC (12-88)

Day's Tobacco Warehouse, Asheville, NC (12-88)

John McCurry Eating Lunch, Riverside Flea Market, Asheville, NC (10-81)

John McCurry Eating Lunch, Riverside Flea Market, Asheville, NC (10-81)

Off season occupants of Day's Tobacco.

Robert Wilson & Gene Garrison harvesting tobacco (9-11)

Robert Wilson & Gene Garrison harvesting tobacco (9-11)

Tobacco was a mainstay of small family farms in the mountains.

Teague's Used Furniture,  Asheville, NC (4-82)

Teague's Used Furniture, Asheville, NC (4-82)

Building razed for Grainger Industrial Supply building.

Williams Feed, Asheville, NC (11-81)

Williams Feed, Asheville, NC (11-81)

Small feed stores can't compete with chains. This space is now artists' studios.

Rabbits, Williams Feed, (11-81)

Rabbits, Williams Feed, (11-81)

Plaza Tap Room, Asheville, NC (1-82)

Plaza Tap Room, Asheville, NC (1-82)

This space is now Curate tapas bar.

Joe's Motorcycles,  Broadway,  Asheville, NC (c. 1982)

Joe's Motorcycles, Broadway, Asheville, NC (c. 1982)

Now Carleton-Edwards architect's offices.

Blue Ribbon Grill, Eagle Street, Asheville, NC (1-82)

Blue Ribbon Grill, Eagle Street, Asheville, NC (1-82)

Henry's Barbershop, Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC (10-83)

Henry's Barbershop, Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC (10-83)

This space is now an olive oil tasting room.

Barbershop, Eagle Street, Asheville, NC (11-80)

Barbershop, Eagle Street, Asheville, NC (11-80)

This space is now Limones Tequila Bar.

Warehouse, Asheville, NC (c. 1982)

Warehouse, Asheville, NC (c. 1982)

WNC Livestock Market (9-88)

WNC Livestock Market (9-88)

WNC Livestock Market  #2 (9-88)

WNC Livestock Market #2 (9-88)

The livestock market is now in Rural Haywood Co. The space is now the New Belgium Brewery

New Asheville Speedway (9-88)

New Asheville Speedway (9-88)

Due to it's noise, a local hotel's owners bought the race track and had it converted to a bicycle velodrome.

Sand Dredge, French Broad River, Asheville, NC (c. 1980)

Sand Dredge, French Broad River, Asheville, NC (c. 1980)

This dredge was at a location that is now a river access park.

Asheville Cotton Mill (6-78)

Asheville Cotton Mill (6-78)

The mill burned in April 1995. There are plans for a hotel on the site.

Interior, Asheville Cotton Mill (9-88)

Interior, Asheville Cotton Mill (9-88)

Asheville Cotton Mill (9-80)

Asheville Cotton Mill (9-80)

Asheville Cotton Mill (c. 1980) #2

Asheville Cotton Mill (c. 1980) #2

Asheville Cotton Mill (6-79)

Asheville Cotton Mill (6-79)

Asheville Cotton Mill (c. 1980)

Asheville Cotton Mill (c. 1980)

The only part of the mill to survive the fire. Now artists studios.

Earle-Chesterfield Mill, Asheville, NC (9-88)

Earle-Chesterfield Mill, Asheville, NC (9-88)

Burned April 1995.

French Broad Food Co-Op, Earle-Chesterfield Mill (9-88)

French Broad Food Co-Op, Earle-Chesterfield Mill (9-88)

Earle-Chesterfield Mill, Asheville, NC (3-85)

Earle-Chesterfield Mill, Asheville, NC (3-85)

Bucket Belt, Earle-Chesterfield Mill, Asheville, NC #2 (3-85)

Bucket Belt, Earle-Chesterfield Mill, Asheville, NC #2 (3-85)

Pulley Room, Earle-Chesterfield Mill (3-85)

Pulley Room, Earle-Chesterfield Mill (3-85)

Ducts, Earle-Chesterfield Mill, Asheville, NC (3-85)

Ducts, Earle-Chesterfield Mill, Asheville, NC (3-85)

Nellie Mae Rowe, Vinnings, GA (4-82) #2

Nellie Mae Rowe, Vinnings, GA (4-82) #2

Nellie Mae Rowe was a multimedia artist living in the Atlanta area. She died in 1982.

Nellie Mae Rowe's  dolls (2-77)

Nellie Mae Rowe's dolls (2-77)

Nellie Mae Rowe with Dolls (2-77) #1

Nellie Mae Rowe with Dolls (2-77) #1

Nellie Mae Rowe (11-77) #2

Nellie Mae Rowe (11-77) #2

Nellie Mae Rowe (11-77) #1

Nellie Mae Rowe (11-77) #1

Nellie Mae Rowe (6-78) #3

Nellie Mae Rowe (6-78) #3

Nellie Mae Rowe with David, Scott & Andy (2-77)

Nellie Mae Rowe with David, Scott & Andy (2-77)

Nellie Mae Rowe's house (2-77) #2

Nellie Mae Rowe's house (2-77) #2

The site is now an Aloft Hotel.

Card Players, Cranberry Iron Mine, Avery Co., NC (7-78)

Card Players, Cranberry Iron Mine, Avery Co., NC (7-78)

This abandoned mine's cool air works as the neighborhood air conditioner.

The Hub Cap Barn, Raleigh, NC (2-84) #2

The Hub Cap Barn, Raleigh, NC (2-84) #2

The Hub Cap Barn, Raleigh, NC (2-84) #3

The Hub Cap Barn, Raleigh, NC (2-84) #3

Blowing Engine House, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Ala. (11-74)

Blowing Engine House, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Ala. (11-74)

Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Ala. (3-74)

Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Ala. (3-74)

Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Ala. (11-75)

Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Ala. (11-75)

West Shed, Sloss Furnaces, Birminham, Ala

West Shed, Sloss Furnaces, Birminham, Ala

Birmingham's "downtown furnaces" ceased operations in 1971. It is now an historical museum.

This section's name comes from a line from Asheville native Thomas Wolfe's "Look Homeward Angel".   "Oh lost and by the wind grieved. Ghost come back again. "

These are images from a lost world. These photographs  were done 30  to 40 years ago.   Asheville wasn't quite as tourist crazy as today and was more a part of the surrounding area.  These are places and people in Asheville and the South that have been lost  and I  mourn.  Some died, some burned and most were lost to government deregulation, urban renewal and  neighborhood gentrification. 

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