There are some great places to visit and read about on the Asheville Architectural Trail. Below is a link to station #3 on the trail: www.exploreasheville.com/architecture-trail/asheville-city-hall (1926-28) ~ An Art Deco masterpiece, the City Building sprung from Douglas Ellington’s imagination and desire to reflect the contours and textures of the city’s mountain backdrop. A ziggurat […]
My daughter is a freshman at UNC Asheville this year and I receive a lot of interesting things via the school’s facebook page and the school website. The article below came up in my newsfeed on facebook today. It’s a short but interesting read by a student, about the historical site and the school’s beginnings. […]
I am meeting new clients from Asheville this weekend. They have sent me a few ideas on the house they would like with many additional things desired. They will be building in Signature Ridge on a beautiful lot that I look forward to walking over with them. Since I have been working on expanding my […]
Edwin Wiley Grove owned a small drug business called the Paris Medicine Company in Paris TN. He became wealthy by creating a tasteless quinine tonic. Edwin Grove came to Asheville, NC in 1897, looking for relief from his bronchial problems from the climate there. Grove spent a lot of time in Asheville and soon became […]
Well known Architects such as Richard Sharp Smith, Rafael Guastavino, Douglas G. Ellington, and Richard Morris Hunt designed buildings and monuments in Asheville, NC in the late 1890’s and into the late 1920’s. Richard Morris Hunt was the Architect for one of the most famous structures in Asheville, NC, the Biltmore Estate, designed in the […]
Asheville, NC is home to a wide variety of architectural styles, which include, but are not limited to: Gothic, Spanish Renaissance, Neo-classical, Art Deco, Beaux Arts, Romanesque Revival, and French Renaissance. The Grove Arcade is one of my favorite buildings in Asheville, NC. It was built in the late 1920’s and is described as a […]
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