FROM TAVERN TO TOWN
An Architectural History of Hickory, North Carolina

Leslie Keller

282 pages  |  9.25" by 12.00"  |  Fall 2017
Casebound with jacket: ISBN 978-0-9764281-4-5
Softcover: ISBN 978-0-9764281-5-2

Available through the Hickory Landmarks Society

The highly acclaimed chronicle of Hickory’s history and architectural heritage returns in this third, expanded, and updated edition of From Tavern to Town. Coinciding with the Hickory Landmarks Society’s fiftieth anniversary, researcher and author Leslie Keller has produced this enlarged study, unsurpassed in its comprehensive nature and attention to the city’s built environment. From Tavern to Town: An Architectural History of Hickory, North Carolina is not merely a story of how this city grew from a stagecoach stop and resting place to one of North Carolina’s largest economic centers. It is also a record detailing the legacy of public and private historic preservation in Hickory. Stewardship of Hickory’s older, surviving structures is well documented here, and readers will find this book both an outstanding reference and a compelling guide to the individuals, families, and businesses that shaped Hickory and its cultural and architectural legacy — and those that are shaping the present and future. From Tavern to Town: An Architectural History of Hickory, North Carolina is a publication of the Hickory Landmarks Society Inc., a non-profit educational institution founded in 1968.