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Unusual Biltmore Jobs: Rosarian

Posted on 07/07/2015 by Jean Sexton

You could say that Emily Wilson’s interest in plants runs in her family: the Georgia native attended Auburn University, graduating from the College of Agriculture with a horticulture degree...

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Unusual Biltmore Jobs: Blacksmith

Posted on 07/01/2015 by Jean Sexton Comments(2)

Biltmore is more than just America’s largest home—the estate, located in Asheville, North Carolina also employs approximately 2,000 people. Many Biltmore employees work in traditional...

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Progress Report: Ridge Cap Project

Posted on 05/14/2015 by Sharon Bell Comments(2)

Just like your house, Biltmore House sometimes has a leak or two in the roof. A crew with Huber & Associates recently spent a few days taking down the leaking copper North Tower Ridge Cap (...

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From valet to world traveler: a long life well lived

Posted on 05/05/2015 by Judy Ross

In researching people who worked for the Vanderbilts, our Museum Services staff uncovered a 1973 newspaper article in the Hendersonville Times-News about Wilfred George Shackley, who served as...

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Restoration retrospective: Louis XV velvet wallcovering

Posted on 04/21/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(7)

One of the grandest guest rooms in Biltmore House—the Louis XV Room—had only a few reminders of its former beauty until its three-year restoration was completed in April 2009. Today,...

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