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  • Sustainability Gets a Facelift at Biltmore
    Sustainability Gets a Facelift at Biltmore

    April 21, 2014 by

    During the month of April, all thoughts turn to egg hunts, fuzzy chicks, and other harbingers of spring. Biltmore’s farming operations have followed the change of seasons by unveiling the recent restoration of the Brooder House. Tucked away on estate pastures, this structure honors the estate’s history in many unique ways. Originally constructed in 1896 by Richard Howland Hunt, son of Biltmore House architect Richard Morris Hunt, the building housed George Vanderbilt’s poultry operation. Biltmore’s flock of hens provided the necessary 30 dozen eggs required for Biltmore House’s kitchen at the turn of the century. The original flock boasted...
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