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Remembering the Forest Fair, 1908

Posted on 10/16/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan

Statesman! Lumberman! Engineer! Forester! Come! And be welcome! Come as you are, and take us as we are! Come! Rejoice with us! And join us in giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day, 1908. Dr. Carl...

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Behind Biltmore’s Hidden Doors

Posted on 09/21/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan Comments(7)

Biltmore House was designed both for aesthetics and hospitality. Concealed doors, such as the one pictured above in the Billiard Room, were designed to create a seamless appearance but provide...

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Moving Into Biltmore House, October 1895

Posted on 09/21/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan

Have you ever moved into a custom-designed new home? If you have, you know that the punch list never seems quite buttoned-up on moving day. Little details seem to linger even after the last box is...

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A legacy of loving care

Posted on 09/16/2015 by Jean Sexton Comments(3)

When George Vanderbilt moved into Biltmore House in October 1895, he wasn’t alone—a stately pair of lions were already there, flanking the entrance to his new home. While the lions...

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Biltmore’s Conservation Team: Current Projects

Posted on 08/25/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan Comments(2)

Biltmore’s conservation staff undertakes conservation and preservation activities including examination, technical analysis, documentation (written and photographic), conservation and...

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