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Montreat History Collection

We will be posting links to many key Montreat historical photos over the next several months, courtesy of ResolutionArchives. We will be breaking this category into subjects for easier navigation. Check back on our progress.

You can click on a thumbnail picture to see a larger image.
1897 - 1906

1897 July 4th Gathering
photographer: unknown

1897 Summer Conference
photographer: unknown

1898 Chinquapin House
photographer: Mary Martin
November/December 1898

1907 - 1926
1907 Montreat Sawmill (in front of what is now Anderson Auditorium)
photographer: unknown


1910 Montreat Wooden Dam (newly rebuilt) from Flat Creek side.
photographer: W. B. Gragg

1910 Montreat Gate
photographer: H. W. Pelton

1916 circa Baseball Field & Stands, at site of present Assembly Drive ball field
photographer: unknown

1910s Mt. Mitchell Logging Railroad train which ran through Montreat
photographer: unknown

Late 1910s Ladies Swimming Suits at Montreat Lake
photographer: unknown

1921 Anderson Auditorium under construction;

1927 - 1946
August 1931 Conference of African-Americans held in Montreat
photographer: J. C. Wolcott

August 1938 burning of the Prayer Box at the Prayer Room building

Late 1940s Women's Training Session during summer conferences

1947 - 1966
Aug. 21, 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. after speech — "The Church on the Frontier of Racial Tension" — to the Christian Action Conference in Anderson Auditorium in Montreat

Click for the current Montreat History Spotlight Page

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June 29, 1902 Ad (above)
in the Atlanta Constitution

1903 Ad in The Revival for the
Montreat Publishing Company's edition of Best Hymns No. 2
"The first illustrated hymn book ever published."

Jan. 9, 1907, story in Washington Post about transfer of Montreat to the Presbyterian Church in the United States.
The story wasn't quite correct — it wasn't Montreal. And Montreat was founded by Rev. John C. Collins, who acted as president and active manager from 1897 - 1899, then by Weston Gales (1899 - 1902) as the general manager. John Huyler took over the responsibility for Montreat (1902 - 1907). Stories on these individuals will be part of the Montreat History Spotlight in November & December 2007.

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