Legacy of Design-Station #16


Stop #16 on the Asheville Urban Trail honors Richard Sharp Smith who came to the area as the supervising architect of the Biltmore House.  He and his partner Albert Carrier built hundreds of buildings and homes in the area including the Masonic Temple, YMI Center, Biltmore Village Commercial Buildings and the Henderson County Courthouse.  The Bronze statue was created by Dennis Smith.

Legacy of Design-Station #162019-03-01T22:46:00+00:00

Woodfin House-Station #17


Stop #17 along the Asheville Urban Trail honors former citizen Nicolas Woodfin, attorney and farmer who built the home in 1840.  It stood for 130 years, becoming a tuberculosis clinic and the YMCA.  Elma Johnson created the ceramic replica of the 8 pillar structure.

Woodfin House-Station #172019-03-01T19:30:01+00:00

Brick Artisan, Asheville Urban Trail Stop #28


The plaque at Stop #28 on the Asheville Urban Trail honors James Vester Miller.  His brick artistry can be seen around town on public, commercial and private residences including the City Municipal Building, Mount Zion & Saint Matthias Churches.  The cornucopias are examples of the work during the 1920s, at the time marking the entrance to the city market.

Brick Artisan, Asheville Urban Trail Stop #282019-03-01T18:56:37+00:00

The Block, Stop #29 Asheville Urban Trail


The bronze work by artist Winston Wingo celebrates the African American community and history surrounding Asheville, NC.  Stop # 29 on the Asheville Urban Trail, the marker is across the street from the YMI Center designed by Richard Sharp Smith after George Vanderbilt gifted $32,000 to establish the institute in 1892.

The Block, Stop #29 Asheville Urban Trail2019-03-01T18:15:26+00:00

Grove’s Vision-Asheville Urban Trail #10


Stop #10 along the Asheville Urban Trail is marked by a glass etching, I believe it has been removed while work is being completed around it.  Nonetheless I photographed the building that was completed rather than the original plan by E.W. Grove.  The Grove Arcade is a historic commercial building built between 1926-1929.  Architectural style consisting of Tudor Revival and Late Gothic Revival.       

Grove’s Vision-Asheville Urban Trail #102020-01-02T15:23:18+00:00

Immortal Image-Asheville Urban Trail #5


Stop #5 on the Asheville Urban Trail calls attention to an immortal image within the frieze work on the Drhumor Building.  Located on the corner of Patton & Church Street, Frederick Miles carved a likeness of Cyrus Deake, a local florist who watched the work in progress.  Miles worked on the friezes at the Biltmore House before bringing his talents to this project.  The Drhumor [...]

Immortal Image-Asheville Urban Trail #52019-02-19T17:22:42+00:00
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