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ARROWMONT: 75 YEARS OF CRAFT EDUCATION – 1956

In 2020, Arrowmont celebrates 75 years as a school of arts and crafts. ARROWMONT: 75 YEARS OF CRAFT EDUCATION presents archival images and articles to recognize this milestone. Add your memories to the collection  – click here to send us your pictures and stories!


1956

Capacity continued to push the School into building more housing accommodations for Summer workshops. In 1956, the Old Pollard Cottage was remodeled to create additional living quarters.

Gatlinburg, 1956

Neal and Arlie Watson, Arrowmont maintenance staff, helped to update Pollard Cottage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Our Pollard kitchen which was abandoned four years ago when staff moved to the Staff House has been converted into two shower and lavatory units and a bedroom. The porch was remodeled to sleep four, thus adding six beds to our capacity of last year. Nineteen girls were housed in our Big Dorm (three grade-school rooms converted to a dormitory). This is makeshift, and satisfactory only to a point. We cannot help dreaming of a new dormitory — perhaps our red barn…”

1956 Pollard Cottage

Old Pollard Cottage in the 1990s before renovations

Old Pollard Cottage in the 1990s before renovations

Old Pollard Cottage in the 1990s before renovations

Old Pollard Cottage in the 1990s before renovations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1956 Summer Craft Workshop – Back

1956 Summer Craft Workshop – Front

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