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Welcome to Montford!

The Neighborhood

Whether you are a visitor, new to the neighborhood, or a longstanding resident, Montford is a great place to be. A portion of Montford is a National Register Historic District. Recent years in Montford have witnessed the renovation of many of the neighborhood’s residences by individual families and a myriad of industrious bed and breakfast owners who have helped to restore the district to its former splendor. The residents of Montford welcome you. It’s the people here, through all their efforts, that make this neighborhood a great place!

For more of the latest news about what’s going on in Montford, see the “News & Events” column to the right.

TOUR UPDATE: DECEMBER 9, 11:30 AM

We are holding the Montford Holiday Tour of Homes as planned today, December 9, from 1-5 pm.

The Visitors Center at 36 Montford Avenue is open for tickets.

It is snowy! Enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland, but do be [… click heading to read more]

Snow? The Tour of Homes is a go.

TOUR UPDATE: DECEMBER 8, 2017, 3 pm

We are planning to hold the Montford Holiday Tour of Homes as planned tomorrow, December 9, 1-5 pm. The Visitors Center at 36 Montford Ave. will be open from 11 am for [… click heading to read more]

Thank You Tour of Homes Sponsors

Homes

Elizabeth and Derek Allen

Marti and Dave Boyles

Molly Cassidy and Anna Helgeson

Suzanne and Dave Devane

Trudy Galynker

Angela Harrell and David Teafatiller, owners [… click heading to read more]

Holiday Tour of Homes Reminder

Montford — Asheville’s most historic neighborhood — will showcase 11 homes at the 22nd Annual Holiday Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 9 from 1 until 5 p.m. This is your chance to explore the lovingly restored or carefully [… click heading to read more]

Open House at Epione Clinic for Integrated Healing

Epione Clinic for Integrated Healing is now at Dr. Carroll’s beautiful old mansion at 19 Zillicoa Street, Unit 3. We are having an open house on Saturday, October 21st from 3:00-7:00. There will be demonstrations, refreshments, libations, and fun [… click heading to read more]

Renaming the Community Center for Tempie Avery

Joe Newman

The proposal to rename the Montford Community Center in honor of Tempie Avery is moving ahead. Tempie was a freed slave, a woman of remarkable achievement, whose home stood on the site now occupied by the center.

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Montford’s History Goes Public

Join the celebration Tuesday, October 3, 9:30 am on Montford Avenue at Cullowhee Street. Parking is available at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 227 Cumberland Avenue, and refreshments will be served there afterwards.

The historic Montford [… click heading to read more]

A Brief History of The Rankin-Bearden House

The Rankin House is a Greek Revival style residence with Italianate embellishments. The house was built by William Dinwiddie Rankin around 1846, making it Montford’s oldest home.

William Dinwiddie Rankin (WD Rankin)

WD had many business [… click heading to read more]

Mystery Photo Details Found

Ross Terry

Last month, I published this mystery photo, which is included in the Montford Avenue bus shelters historic panels. Well, now we know more about this photo. The granddaughter of Pauline Moore—whose parents owned the M.V. [… click heading to read more]

Group Petitions to Rename The Montford Community Center

Cathryn McLeod

Greetings, Montford,

Noting the one hundredth anniversary of the 1917 passing of Asheville’s beloved Tempie Avery, this year is fitting to propose renaming the Montford Community Center in honor of her reputation and residency on 26 Pearson [… click heading to read more]