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

The Block

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

Hotel District

A bronze eagle overlooks a storied hotel district of old Asheville

Iron Plaque that says Walk into History

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

two pig statues

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

Bronzed hat, cane, & gloves on a bench

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

Bronze pocket watch

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

Victorian frieze

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

Elizabeth Blackwell - Urban Trail

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