North Carolina History Digital Textbook Project

A technological tour of the Biltmore Estate

By Sue Clark McKendree

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

  • antiques, 3, 4, 5, 10
  • architecture, 1

B

  • batteries, 5
  • Beadle, 3
  • Buffalo Forge Company, 11

C

  • Central Heating System, 8
  • Charles McNamee, 3, 9
  • Charles Waddell, 3, 5, 7, 9
  • chateau, 1
  • Chauncey, 3
  • Coal bins, 9

D

  • doors, 3
  • drying rack, 3
  • dumbwaiters, 4

E

  • E. Howard & Co. of Boston, 9
  • electric dumbwaiter, 4
  • electric lighting, 10
  • electrical system, 5
  • electricity, 10, 11
  • elevator shaft, 6
  • elevators, 6

F

  • fire safety systems, 9
  • fireplaces, 8
  • Frederick Law Olmsted, 7
  • Freight Elevator, 6
  • furnaces, 9

G

  • generators, 10

H

  • heat circulation systems, 4
  • heat distribution systems, 8
  • Horizontal Tubular Return System, 8
  • Hot Water System, 7

I

  • Ice-making, 3
  • indoor plumbing, 7
  • Intercom System, 9

J

  • John D. Clarke, 8

K

  • Kewanee Boiler Corporation, 7, 8

L

  • laundry, 3
  • light bulbs, 10

M

  • Master Clock System, 9
  • mechanical refrigeration, 3

N

O

  • Otis Brothers & Co., 6

R

  • radiant heat, 8
  • refrigeration room, 3
  • refrigerators, 3
  • Richard Morris Hunt, 2
  • Richard Morris Hunt, 1, 7, 8

S

  • servants' call box, 5
  • sewage disposal, 7
  • Southern Bell Telephone Co., 9
  • steam boilers, 9

T

  • telegraph machine, 3
  • telephone system, 9
  • Tobasco Water Heater, 7

V

  • ventilation systems, 4

W

  • washing machines, 3
  • water circulation systems, 7
  • water quality, 7