Valley Rewind: Franklin Terry estate In-the-Oaks

Special to Black Mountain News
This 1920s-1930s photograph shows a peaceful scene of the Franklin S. Terry estate, known as In-the-Oaks, lightly blanketed with snow.

This ca. 1920s-1930s photograph shows a peaceful scene of the Franklin S. Terry estate in Black Mountain, known as In-the-Oaks, lightly blanketed with snow. This 24,000 square foot Tudor-style manor house was built in the early 1920s for Franklin Silas Terry, the first vice-president of General Electric, and his second wife – and first cousin – Lillian Estelle Slocomb Emerson. In-the-Oaks was later donated to the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina and then purchased by Montreat College.