Asheville
Urban Trail

Station #28 - Brick Artisan

Brick Artisan
 
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A plaque honors James Vester Miller, a son of slaves and master brick mason and artisan for the Municipal Building as well as for other projects in the city including Hopkins Chapel, Mount Zion and Saint Matthias churches.  Cornucopias above the side entrance of the Municipal Building mark the entrance to the former City Market, offering produce and meats between 1926 and 1932.

Urban Trail Stations

Artist Winston Wingo's bronze relief celebrates the spirit of Asheville's African-American community.

A bronze eagle overlooks a storied hotel district of old Asheville

This "jump off" station recognizes, via plaque, the original unfolding of Pack Square where the first log courthouse of…

Here you'll stand on the bed of a road (the Buncombe Turnpike) that was once traveled by Native Americans

A top hat, cane and gloves, cast in bronze, recall the theaters and the Grand Opera House that once flourished along…

Former resident Sydney Porter is celebrated with visual cues from his short masterpiece The Gift of the Magi.

The plaque at Station #5 draws attention to the Victorian frieze work along the front of the Drhumor Building (1895).

A bench with a bower of medicinal herbs (created by Joe Miller) honors Asheville resident Elizabeth Blackwell, the first…