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Biltmore Estate


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Gifford Pinchot Significant name
Richard Morris Hunt Architect
1889/00/00 Construction begins
1895/00/00 Frederick Law Olmsted Sr Architect Olmsted designs a garden near the house, an 80000 acres Forest (Pisgah National Forest) and a 9 mile arboretum from the house to the French Broad river and back
1895/12/24 George W Vanderbilt Home George Vanderbilt opens his estate, Biltmore, to friends and family.
1897/00/00 Thomas G Harbison Work Harbison takes a position as collector of plants for the herbarium of the Biltmore estate. Harbison and Frank E Boynton of Highlander, NC, collected plants in Western North Carolina and from the Rockies, the Cascades, and the ranges of the West Coast.

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Particulars for Biltmore Estate:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Architectural Style Chateauesque
Area of Significance Conservation
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Industry
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Architectural Style Renaissance Revival
Historic Use School
Historic Use Secondary structure
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

Registry Name: Biltmore Estate
Registry Address: One Biltmore Plaza
Registry Number: 66000586
Resource Type: District
Owner: Private
Architect: Olmsted,Frederick Law; Hunt,Richard Morris
Architectural Style: Renaissance, Other
Attribute: Chateauesque
Area in Acres: 6949
Contributing Buildings: 56
Non-Contributing Buildings: 57
Contributing Sites: 31
Non-Contributing Sites: 25
Contributing Structures: 51
Non-Contributing Structures: 30
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, Additional documentation, Boundary decrease
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Industry, Conservation, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1889, 1895, 1898
Associated People: Pinchot,Gifford
Historic Function: Education, Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, School, Secondary structure
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Museum Forest

Accommodations »

Lodging category Casual Lodging
Lodging Style Cottage
Lodging Style Hotel

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