As an update to the January 4,
2016 Picturing the Past article,
there are 21 Locally Designated Historic Landmarks. The Galloway-Radford House was added this
|The Galloway-Radford House has peddledash exterior
and brick corner pilasters. The one-story porch wraps
from the front around both sides of the house.
Thomas C. Galloway was born on
November 27, 1837 in what was then Buncombe County. He served with the Transylvania Volunteers
for almost 3 years during the Civil War until being wounded. He was
later Captain of Company H, 69th Regiment. Following the war he settled in Alabama where
he married and raised a family. After
the death of his first wife, Galloway married Belle McCarrell and returned to
Brevard. Galloway was 72 years old at
the time, Belle was 26.
The Galloways built a large
two-story Queen Anne/Colonial Revival style home on the edge of Brevard. The home is located on a hill that would have
had a view of farmlands and the French Broad River valley. Thomas Galloway died on August 3, 1917 and is
buried in Gadsden, Alabama.
On December 29, 1919 Belle
married Samuel Radford. Census records state
that Radford was a real estate salesman.
For many years Belle operated a
boarding house for summer visitors at their home. A tourism brochure from the early
1920s offers this description, “With modern conveniences and a central
location, the Radford home, conducted by Mrs. S.W. Radford, is a favorite with
many visitors who enjoy the home-like air and satisfying fare and service. It is most convenient to many points of
interest, walks, drives and motor rides, yet emphasizes the pleasures of
country life to the full.”
For more information on Local
Designations and the Joint Historic Preservation Commission contact
Transylvania County Planning & Community Development.
information for this column are provided by the Rowell Bosse North Carolina
Room, Transylvania County Library. Visit
the NC Room during regular library hours (Monday-Friday) to learn more about
our history and see additional photographs.
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