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The Smith-McDowell House Museum is a historic house museum in Asheville, North Carolina. It is housed in the 4-story antebellum mansion built around the 1830s or 1840s by James McConnell Smith, son of Colonel Daniel Smith. James is believed to be the first white child that is to be ever born west of the mountains in NC.

The house was built by Smith, alongside his wife, Mary ?Polly? Patton Smith. JM Smith continued to become a prominent and influential businessman in the state. He was even elected as a mayor and judge at some point.

The Smith-McDowell House Museum is now an excellent place to learn about the area?s history. Its displays are mostly composed of domestic items, providing visitors a peek to the lives of the families that lived in the house during the 1800s.
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