Asheville Citizen, September 20, 1976




Frances McDowell and Ruth Camblos

Under the aegis of the Western North Carolina Historical Association, a committee was formed, headed by Frances McDowell and Ruth Camblos, to wage a long and successful battle to save the Smith-McDowell House. McDowell and Camblos, assisted by many other skilled people and organizations, restored the house and led the effort to make the house into a museum.