Resources to Do Research

Resources to help you research your own home as well as other resources related to Asheville.  For more detailed resources and history on Kenilworth, please view the Kenilworth Community  page on our site.

Asheville Preservation Master Plan (PDF)

Asheville Historical Phone Directories

Asheville Now – History of Asheville

Buncombe County Online Deeds and Records Search Asheville Newspapers Archives (Subscription required)

North Carolina Natural and Cultural Resources

Pack Memorial Library Special Collections

STREET CHANGES – Per an Asheville Citizen-Times article April 19, 1931 in an effort to remove duplicate street names in Asheville, city  commissioners proposed over 1000 street name changes.  Below are the ones we’ve identified in the Kenilworth area.

NOW                                                               THEN

Dunkirk (also suggested: Auburn St.) Balsam from Craggy Circle to Westchester

Sheridan (also suggested: Patterson)   Beverly Rd from Kenilworth Rd to Lakewood Rd

Richard (Suggested: Wellesley or Allerton) Delaware Rd from Forest Hill Dr. to Caledonia Rd.

Forest Hills Dr. (ext.)                               Forest Rd from Warwick Rd to Kenilworth Rd.

Buckingham Ct (also suggested Oxford Rd)   Jackson Blvd from Kenilworth Rd west.

Bowling Park Rd (also suggested Trojan Park Rd) Park Rd from Caledonia Rd to Madison Ave

Ravenna St. (also suggested Poindexter St.) Swannanoa St from Chiles to Westchester Dr.

Lowell St (also suggested Helena Rd)     Madison St from Park Rd to Springdale

UNKNOWN Suggested change Mitchell St. from Lakewood Dr. south suggested name Falmouth Ave or Roslyn Ave