Selected Photos Montreat History

The Presbyterian Heritage Center has thousands of photographs about Montreat, ranging from 1897 to the present. We are in the midst of a multi-year effort to catalog and digitize this collection. Here is a small sampling of some of our collection.

1897 or 1898 circa; July 4th Gathering in Montreat
photographer: unknown

1897 Summer Conference in Montreat
photographer: unknown

1898 Chinquapin House
photographer: Mary Martin
November/December 1898

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

1910 Montreat Gate
photographer: H. W. Pelton

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

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

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