Carl Alwin Schenck Collection Photograph Series
Biltmore Estate and Forest - Unidentified Biltmore Estate and Forest 1909
This folder contains 11 images of different houses and buildings on the Biltmore Estate. There are also several photographs
of logging operations. One photograph is dated 1909, the rest of the photographs are undated.
- Unidentified Biltmore Estate and Forest 1909
- Call Number
- MC 35
- 6 Kallitypes
- 5 Photographic Prints
- For current information on the location of
these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center
Information for Users
- Preferred Citation
- Carl Alwin Schenck Collection, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.
- Copyright Notice
- North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU
Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright
law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.
- Processor's Note
- The titles of the individual photographs were derived from the notations on the backs of the photographs. When there was no
notation on the photograph, a title was created and enclosed in brackets.The information on the back of the photographs has
been transcribed verbatim. The author's capitalization and punctuation have been retained exactly as originally written. When
a word could not be deciphered, it is indicated by a set of empty brackets: .
The Biltmore Estate originally consisted of 125,000 acres near Asheville, NC. The estate was the country home of George W.
Vanderbilt, grandson of "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt. The Biltmore House was designed by noted architect Richard Morris
Hunt and was constructed between 1889 and 1895. The Biltmore Estate also consisted of gardens and the nearby town of Biltmore
Village which provided housing, a school, a church, and a hospital for the estate's employees. Dr. Carl Schenck established
the first forestry school in the United States at Bilmore Estate in 1898. The school remained on Vanderbilt's estate until
Detailed Description of the Photographs
Mrs. Owensby's Boarding House
Item Description: This is a photograph of Mrs. Owensby's boarding house. There is an unidentified man standing on the porch. "Mrs. Owensby's,
best boarding house for the Biltmore forestry students in the Pinkbeds of Pisgah Forest."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (2 3/4 x 4 1/2)
Item Description: Another photograph of Mrs. Owensby's boarding house. "Eating House "Owensby's" Pink Beds North Carolina,"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Item Description: This is a photograph of an unidentified house somewhere on the Biltmore Estate. "No more existing on June 8. 1951"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 4 1/2)
Item Description: A photograph of a workman's cabin. "workman's cabin - Pisgah Forest"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 1/2 x 5 1/4)
Item Identification: No 68, Suite 145
Ranger House [#1]
Item Description: A ranger house in the Pisgah Forest. "A ranger-house built by C.T. Rankin in Pisgah Forest"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (6 x 3 1/2)
Ranger House [#2]
Item Description: Another photograph of the ranger house.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (4 1/2 x 2 3/4)
Item Identification: 774
The Pink Beds, 1909
Item Description: This is a photograph of two unidentified buildings in the Pink Beds of Pisgah Forest. "The Pink Beds 1909"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (2 3/4 x 4 1/2)
Dining Room at Woodcot
Item Description: A photograph of a sideboard designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. "The sideboard, - with many hearts -- here shown was designed
in 1895 by F.L. Olmsted Jr. for the dining room at Woodcot, Biltmore, N.C.- Two of these sideboards are now in my hunting-cabin
at Lindenfels, a daily reminder for me of the designer."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (4 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Cutting on the Biltmore Estate
Item Description: This is a photograph of an area on the Biltmore Estate that is being logged. There are piles of logs and an unidentified dog
in the picture. "Cutting on the Biltmore Estate Cutting in winter 1898/99 Compartment 57 between Arboretum Road & Azalia [sic]
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 3/4 x 3 3/4)
Item Identification: [Front] V. [Back] 22093
Item Description: A photograph of a sawmill on the Biltmore Estate. There is an unidentified man in the photograph. "Sawmill Biltmore N.C. Sawmill
& Wood  plant which was burned in 1908"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 3/4 x 4 3/4)
Item Description: This is a photograph of an unidentified man standing with some horses on the bank of the Swannanoa River. "River growth Biltmore, N.C. near my office on bank of Swannanoa at Biltmore"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 3/4 x 4 3/4)