Asheville
Urban Trail

Station #7 - Art Deco Masterpiece

Art Deco Masterpiece
 
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Art Deco MasterpieceThis stop pays homage to the 1929 S&W Building, Douglas Ellington’s charming masterwork, influenced by his time in Paris at École des Beaux-Arts.  To capture the building's art nouveau spirit, artists Carleton Collins and James Barnhill designed a tile mosaic station marker featuring motifs from the facade.  A studio in Venice, Italy, carried off the construction then shipped the finished mosaic back to Asheville.

Urban Trail Stations

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