I wrote about several literary places in Asheville, NC after a visit there with my family in 2009. One of them was the Richmond Hill Inn, which was once a beautiful old hotel that burned a few months prior to my visit. Fire investigators determined that the first was started by an arsonist, but the case wasn't solved until late last year. The owner of the hotel, who was facing bankruptcy, set the fire. Isn't that just sad? The land where the hotel was was where Civil War poet Sidney Lanier camped one winter. I wrote more about seeing this place here.