Stop #24 on the Asheville Urban Trail is titled Time Remembered. The station marks a time capsule buried during Asheville's bicentennial (1997-1998) and will be opened in 2047.
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.
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.
Asheville Urban Trail stop #30 is an eagle overlooking the hotel district where stagecoaches dropped passengers on the Buncombe Turnpike in the early 1800s. The statue was created by Dan Millspaugh, photographed from the street and garage above.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
Stop #15 along the Asheville Urban Trail is a nod to the history along Lexington Avenue (perviously Water St.) and its history as downtown's produce market as wagons lined the street.
Station #4 on the Asheville Urban Trail pays tribute to former resident Sydney Porter, noted author who wrote under the name O. Henry. The watch and comb are symbols from his well known work, The Gift of the Magi. Located on Patton Avenue close to the Drhumor Building.