Thomas Wolfe’s House

After Biltmore on Saturday, Kris and I walked in downtown Asheville  Sunday morning and early afternoon. Great restaurants, street vendors, and specialty stores.

Thomas Wolfe’s childhood house was in easy walking distance. He populated Look Homeward Angel with characters drawn from the boarding house his mother ran and the town he lived in. After it was published, he didn’t return for years, fearing the reaction the town had to the novel.

Standing in front of Tom Wolfe's Asheville porch with rocking chairs dedicated to southern writers
Standing in front of Tom Wolfe’s porch

On the porch are rocking chairs with plaques, each naming a North Carolina writer influenced by him and his novels.

The house was closed on Sunday, but the phone app gave me a sonic tour.

After a pleasant visit, we left for the Smokies on the way to Gatlinburg.


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