Welcome to the HOMER DAVIS CAFÉ 

After all the parties were over and the theater show long closed, the place to be on a Saturday night was that sizzling little juke joint around the corner on Ashe Street. Next door to Sister Babe’s. It was just the right place to shed 

The Blue Goose

Should have been named… THE PARENTS NIGHTMARE. It was the kind of place your parents always warned you about. And just like all those other parental warnings, no way you would stay away from it. This all night speakeasy was a mixture of Dodge City, 

Beyond the Banks: Renaissance Woman

An entrepreneurial spirit sometimes manifests itself from an early age. Case in point: the Hendersonville tyke who charged admission to her playhouse and later blossomed into a successful businessperson and civic leader. Melinda Lowrance was born to Alexander and Sarah Louise Gash Pilgrim in 1951. 

Kathleen Featherstone Williams

Kathleen Featherstone Williams

Kathleen Featherstone Williams is a member of the Featherstone Clan and a native of Asheville, N.C. She was born on November 1, 1920. She graduated with honors in 1938 from Stephens-Lee High School in Asheville. She went on to the Stewarts Beauty School in Asheville, graduating in 1940. 

Sandra Suber of Lanodell’s Hat Shop

Mrs. Sandra Suber provided the community with beautiful hats from her shop in Mills River. https://theurbannews.com/our-town/2017/my-story-my-journey/

Johnny A. Young

Johnny A. Young

Johnny Young owned a concrete finishing business. His projects included the sidewalks of Downtown Hendersonville, Carolina Village and Four Seasons Mall. Johnny Young was a self-employed concrete finisher who owned and operated his own business for over 30 years in Henderson County. His work projects 

James Pilgrim

James Pilgrim

James Pilgrim was a nationally prominent funeral director who raised Senator Cory Booker’s father in Hendersonville. James Pilgrim was born in 1915 of parents who came to Hendersonville from South Carolina to cook in some of the city’s famous old inns. He graduated from Stephens-Lee 

Oak Creste

Oak Creste

George L. and Lavinia M. Potts first lived in a cabin George built on land he owned on Glassy Mountain. As he earned more money, he amassed acreage in East Flat Rock in the late 1800s and built a home and barn there and farmed 

Vegetables for the Tailgate Market

Alma Logan Avery sold vegetables she grew on her farm in Lake Lure at the Tailgate market.   https://www.blueridgenow.com/article/NC/20040705/News/606053642/HT