Albemarle Park

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Albemarle Park

Albemarle Park is a historic district located in Asheville. Previously a mountain resort, Albemarle Park is now primarily a residential area of homes and apartments with retail and office spaces.

Much of Albemarle Park's significance is due to the founder, railroad magnate William Green Raoul, and his selection of three New York City-based men to design his resort. The core buildings of the resort, including the Manor Inn, Lodge Gate, and several cottages, were designed by architect Bradford Lee Gilbert. The roads and landscape of the resort were planned by landscape architect and author Samuel Parsons, Jr. A drainage and sewage plan for the resort was done by leading engineer George E. Waring Jr.

William Greene Raoul's family was involved in various parts of building Albemarle Park, but son Thomas Wadley Raoul took the lead role of overseeing the development and served as the first manager of the Albemarle Park Company.

English-born Richard Sharp Smith and Atlantan J. Neel Reid also contributed to Albemarle Park's architecture. Cottage styles are varied and range from Tudoresque and Shingle-Style to Appalachian Rustic and Colonial Revival.

Albemarle Park is a National Register Historic District, a Local Historic District, and has received recognition from the American Society of Landscape Architects. Cottage Living Magazine named Albemarle Park one of its Top 10 Cottage Communities.

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