Urban Trail

Location #7 - Art Deco Masterpiece

Art Deco Masterpiece

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 Locations

Copy of Flat Iron Architecture

Turn the corner and you'll discover a fabulously large iron, a replica of one used by a local laundry (artist: Reed…

Cat Statue on Wall St

Bronze cats mark the site of an original retaining wall for a hill later removed by E.W. Grove to develop that part of…

Grove Arcade

A glass etching (temporarily unavailable) shows the original plans for the Grove Arcade, including a full-fledged tower…

Historic Hilltop

This "signature" station celebrates both “old” and “new” Battery Park Hotels, the first destroyed by fire, but both…

Guastavino's Monument

The Basilica of St. Lawrence features North America's largest self-supporting elliptical dome.

Appalachian Stage

Five bronze figures seemingly float to the rhythms of Appalachian music, a tribute to the songs of the mountains.

Shopping Daze

This forged-metal representation of three well-heeled and hatted ladies with a small dog in tow commemorates an era when…


A basket of apples balanced over wagon wheels recalls a time when produce markets and livery stables lined Lexington…