• College Property is Sold
College Property is Sold
College Property is Sold
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College Property Is Sold
Title to 282 acres of Black Mountain College, which has closed, was taken today by Eden Rock Park, Inc.
The new owners, which have operated Camp Rockmont at the college site on Lake Eden near Black Mountain, will expand and continue operation of the camp and develop a section of the property as a real estate subdivision.
Purchase on the land and buildings for $110.500 was announced by George W. Pickering, president of Camp Rockmont Inc., and secretary-treasurer of the Eden Rock Park company. Pickering came to this section from New Orleans, La., 10 years ago.
The Eden Rock corporation took over 205 acres of the old college property two years ago under a lease-purchase contract. Today, it took over in fee simple the 205 acres and an additional 77 acres.
The college, which moved to Lake Eden in 1938, once owned some 600 acres, but 300 acres were sold as farm land about three years ago.
There are 38 buildings on the property acquired by Pickering's company.
Camp Rockmont this past summer had a capacity of 180 campers per camping session. 
The college, a co-educational liberal arts institution, was established at Blue Ridge in 1933 as an experimental "progressive" school.
The Lake Eden section in the North Fork valley, was first developed by the E.W. Grove estate in 1923.

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College Property is Sold

September 27, 1957

Copyright Asheville Citizen-Times (Gannett/USAToday)
“College Property is Sold," Asheville Citizen, Friday, September 27, 1957. Archival pigment print from a digital scan. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.