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Emily Steifle Quinn

historical house manager

Emily Steifle Quinn, historical house manager. Certified secondary education French teacher.


Quinn, Emily Steifle was born on June 15, 1946 in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of James Riley and Rubye (Martin) Steifle.


Bachelor, Wake Forest University, 1968.


Teacher of French St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines, Asheville, North Carolina, 1969-1970. Head start teacher Head Start Program, 1970-1971. Psychometrist Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1971-1972, library assistant, 1972-1973.

Assistant director, house manager Smith-McDowell House, Asheville, since 1984.


  • Certified secondary education French teacher.


Board directors, secretary WCQS-FM Public Radio, Asheville, 1979-1984. Member American Association of University Women (treasurer 1977-1979, president 1983-1984, nominee for educational foundation scholarship 1984), National Trust for History Preservation, History Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, walking.


Married David Hazel Quinn, June 14, 1969. Children: Duncan, Collin.