Asheville
Architecture Trail

Station #6 - Pack Memorial Library Building

Pack Memorial Library Building
 

Pack Memorial Library Building - 1920s Architecture(Currently the Asheville Art Museum) ~ Edward Tilton, an advisor to the Carnegie Foundation, designed more than a hundred libraries in his lifetime, including Pack Memorial Library (1926), a neo-classical gem.  Lumberman George W. Pack, the city's foremost civic benefactor, donated the site.  A three-story entrance arch and white marble facade instill a timeless dignity.  This wing of the Art Museum will be restored to its original integrity in a renovation that winds up in 2018.  It will again house a library ~ this time, the Museum's own.  While work advances, drop in and enjoy current exhibits in a Pop-up Museum slated to be open through the construction period.

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