Asheville works on plan to develop Thomas Wolfe cabin site

North Carolina

Thomas Wolfe Cabin (City of Asheville, NC)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina mountain city is asking for the public’s help as it works on a plan to incorporate a famous author’s cabin into its park system.

Asheville announced that it will be having two public planning sessions on Aug. 1 to discuss how to develop the property once used by Thomas Wolfe into an attraction for tourists and residents. Wolfe is known for books including “Look Homeward, Angel.”

The city says Wolfe lived and worked in the cabin in 1937. It acquired the property in 2001 and has worked over the years to stabilize it.

The city says it’s working with an outside design team but hasn’t finalized plans or allocated funding. The approximately 39-acre (15.8-hectare) property is east of downtown near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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