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Welcome to J. A Jones Library

Portrait of James A. Jones

James Addison Jones

Founder of J.A. Jones Construction. Benefactor and namesake of the James Addison Jones Library at Greensboro College and the J.A. Jones Library at Brevard College.

James Addison Jones, a simple brick mason, founded in the 1890s what would become one of the most successful U.S. construction companies. Jones was born in 1869 in North Carolina. Like many Southerners, his family was impoverished as a result of the Civil War, so Jones learned to work hard and live meagerly. A classic American success story, Jones received only a few years of education in a one-room schoolhouse but went on to manage detailed, complex, multimillion-dollar construction projects. In fact, Jones was credited with helping to construct much of the Charlotte, North Carolina skyline during his time. He was also known as a civic leader, serving as a city alderman and as a member of the first City Council of Charlotte.

More Information can be found at Funding UniverseNCpedia, and Ships for Victory

Brevard College History

The collection for Brevard at Digital Library of Appalachia encompasses the history of Brevard College and its forerunners Weaver College (1873-1933) and Rutherford College (1853-1933). Brevard College is located on the site of the former Brevard Institute.

The Brevard College Collection at North Carolina Digital Heritage Center included newspapers, college catalogs, and yearbooks.


Virginia Lodge

Virginia Lodge was located where the Sisters of Mercy / investment firm (near Sonic) are now. on Caldwell Street  It was also known as the Breese House.  ( Possibly the Inn at Brevard was also a Breese house. )  West Hall, originally ( the first ) Taylor Hall, was located where DMC is now.  - G. Stahlberg

Group photo of Virginia Lodge women  handwritten notes on reverse of group photo  



Archival Databases

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Brevard's Collection at Digital Library of Appalachia encompasses the history of Brevard College and its forerunners Weaver College (1873-1933) and Rutherford College (1853-1933), located on the site of the former Brevard Institute. The Brevard College Collection at Digital NC includes newspapers, college catalogs, and yearbooks.

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Jones Library
One Brevard College Dr.
Brevard, NC 28806

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Marie Jones Library Director Chilly Heinz Librarian  Melody Farnham Scarlett Rogers James Brooks - Ed Tech Specialist August Nye - Librarian

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