Architectural History of Asheville

Course Dates: 
8 weeks: Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 2011
2-4 p.m.
Richard Hansley
Course Catalogs: 
2011 Fall

Beginning with an overview of world architectural styles and progressing through American historical styles, we will examine Asheville’s historical buildings and identify their architectural sources. Through slide presentations we will look closely at the Biltmore House and its architects, Richard Morris Hunt and Richard Sharp Smith, as well as the many buildings designed by Douglas Ellington.

Dick Hansley ( has lived in the Asheville area for more than forty years and has taught at Asheville High School. He holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Western Carolina University.