This building served as the City Hall and Fire Station until they moved to a larger building across the street in 1938.


This two story yellow brick building with red brick accents was built by Robert Kilpatrick, son of prominent Brevard builder R.P. Kilpatrick in 1926.  It was leased to the City of Brevard for the fire department and city offices.  A recessed door on the east corner of the front of the building provided access to the second floor.  The large glass window with an entry door was once the overhead garage door for the firetruck. The upper back portion of the building faced onto Probart Street and served as the Public Works Department.

K&M (Kilpatrick & Merrill) Auto Company had begun operation in a building on Caldwell St. behind the former Rice Furniture building in 1926. A few years later they moved to the current Transylvania Times building. 

In May 1939 K&M Auto Company moved into Kilpatrick’s building on W. Main Street.  The Upper level of the building was refitted as a repair shop for the company with Robert Kilpatrick and Dan Merrill in charge. K&M Auto was located in the building for 64 years until moving to the Asheville Highway in September 2003.

Both Bob Kilpatrick and Dan Merrill served on the Brevard Fire Department for decades.  Kilpatrick, who was a captain, was a member of the fire department for 48 years.  Merrill was with the department for 50 years, serving as truck driver for 20 years and fire chief and fire commissioner for 30 years.


More photos can be found at the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library.

Key Facts

Historic City Hall Owner: Robert Kilpatrick

Year: ca. 1926

Address: 118 West Main Street

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